Monday, 26 August 2013

From a tiny seed to a thing of beauty

Hi everyone! hope you are all well and have been fortunate enough to enjoy some lovely hot sunny weather like we have had here in Essex. It just seems to be going on and on.....

However we have had some rain, but as i like to grow lots of flowers, fruit and vegetables it has been a god send and looks to be a bumper crop this year. So thankfully all my hard work has paid off.

Just think all these flowers, fruit and vegetables, which i grew, came from a tiny seed . How great is that?

 Self sown sunflowers great for attracting the bees into my garden.

 My favourite crop of sweet corn along with some lovely sweet tomatoes

 Wild wheat growing under the shade of the walnut tree

 Odd shaped cucumbers

First picking of plum's

 Marrows and Brussel sprout plants happily growing together.

Pea's, beetroot and raspberries freshly harvested. 

 Florence sitting in the shade of a currant bush.

 My beautiful Super Star roses which faithfully flower every year.

 Holly hocks i grew from some seed i collected when on holiday in Norfolk a few years ago. 

  Roses and hollyhocks give a cottage look under the windows.

Here are just a few of the flowers, fruit and vegetables i grow in my garden....... 


  1. What a wonderful crop of fruit and veggies Linda and your flowers are gorgeous. I wish we could grow veggies but our garden is quite small and would not accommodate too much. I might try some in large pots next year though. We had some dreadful flooding down here in the south of the county on Saturday, where many houses were flooded. We are quite high up so missed it but it was very bad in places.
    Patricia x

  2. All looks wonderful. See you tomorrow x J

  3. Beautiful flowers and fruit and veg Linda - I Love Your Garden xx You have so much talent and work so hard with your garden it really shows x

  4. Everything growing beautifully - my own garden has nothing except brown grass which I just seeded! no flowers, no veg - so I have veg envy! There's nothing as good as eating something fresh from your own garden I think. Sunflowers look lovely too.

  5. How beautiful! Your photos are beautiful as well as your produce crop and flowers! You did a marvelous job...happy that your hard work paid off. Really a very lovely post!
    xx Helen

  6. You just cant beat growing your own fruit and veg.I wish we had a much bigger garden.I have grown some of my own this year but next year am planning on lawning the back garden and taking out the raised beds in preparation for us to sell the house in a year or two.Your flowers are so pretty too.A lovely garden and Florence is gorgeous too.

  7. A garden of plenty.. Those tomatoes look perfect and my favorite raspberries, and plums and...... Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of your garden Linda, you are such a talented lady.. Missing you ~