How does your Garden Grow 06/02/14

GardenI’ve not been here for a while, and I’m not just referring to this lovely link up, I’ve hardly set foot in my garden over the winter months. We stripped it back bare at the beginning of winter and nothing seems to have been going on since. With that and my not enjoying the cold or squelching across the soggy lawn, there has seemed no use in being here. This week however, with my returning verve for blogging and some tiniest of shoots in my garden catching my eye, I have decide to venture back into the garden.

I had to look hard for evidence of growth, up in these cold northern hills spring is always a little later than it is for those in southern lands. But look hard I did and found the following little gems.DSC_0007 DSC_0010 DSC_0011

 Whilst squelching about looking for shoots I noticed that the succulents I had planted in some tins I love and just had to recycle into something, were still alive and well. I also realised that the patio furniture cushions seemed to never have made it into storage for the winter and therefore added a nice splash of colour to my shots.

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It’s was actually rather good to be back in the garden, and if we cross our fingers for no snow I may venture out again soon.

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?


  1. The Reading Residence February 6, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    I love the succulents in the tins – great idea and they look like they’re flourishing!

    • thepuffindiaries February 7, 2014 / 10:47 am

      Thank you, they must be very hardy I think because they’ve been left all winter.

  2. Claudia February 6, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    succulents are really amazing aren’t they? they manage to survive everything…. except me. lol looks like your garden is showing the beginning signs of spring. how exciting!

  3. Mammasaurus February 6, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Oh succulents are my favourites and I love how you planted them in tins, they look great. It’s rally comforting seeing the shoots popping up in the sodden ground isn’t it – like a promise of Spring to come!

    Thanks ever so much for joining in again and sharing – it’s amazing to see what’s in gardens even at this rather dreary time of year! x

  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 6, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Love the succulents, and I also love the tins! It’s lovely to see some signs of spring :) #HDYGG

  5. Iona@redpeffer February 6, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Ooh, loving those succulents in the tins-fab idea I may borrow if you don’t mind? Thank you for the inspiration :)

  6. Helen The good life mum February 6, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    love the succulants i want to grow some of those this year too i always managed to kill them before with to much water yours look fab i will aspire to be like you

  7. Charmaine at weald February 7, 2014 / 7:31 am

    oh, I love the succulents in the tins, they looks wonderful. I’m constantly surprised to see things sprouting and growing in our garden, especially as we are giving it zero love at the moment! x

  8. Emma February 7, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous pics! I am going to copy your idea with the lovely little succulents in the tin cans, they are fabulous! :)

  9. older mum in a muddle February 9, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Our garden looks very bare at the moment too…. love that you have planted your succulents in tins! X

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