Gardening Round-up: Which season is it?

This is the time of year when all the new shoots and buds are supposed to be appearing, but this year, something has gone completely wrong with the weather, I woke up this morning to my roof covered in snow! But, not to fear I have a great round-up to keep your enthusiasm for the garden, and to get you green fingers busy.

Our garden update is going well, in fact, so well I haven’t had time to even write about it yet, the wooden greenhouse, is up, painted and full of lovely vegetable seeds, and a few little shoots are starting to peep through, the strawberries have been moved to their new home and the beans and peas are all ready for planting (although i’m glad I decided to wait a little longer).

It’s so important to get the children involved, the earlier the better, I can remember helping my dad with the vegetable patch when I was small and I think that is where my love of it came from. Wellies On The School Run tells us about their first kitchen garden experiment, Our Fairytale Adventure gives us advice on creating a sensory garden for children. Emma Reed posted about The importance of Getting Kids Gardening and Kids Garden Ideas, meanwhile Boo Roo and Tigger Too are getting the kids growing their own fruit and veg, my Bored toddler has been making a Wheelbarrow Herb Garden, over at Growing Family, they are Growing Sunflowers with Children, meanwhile, over at Daisies and Pie they are showing us how to make a Milk Bottle Watering Can.

If you are a novice gardener, check out Dove Cottage’s post on getting into gardening or Pink Pear Bears advice on How to make a raised bed for veggies. The Peachicks Bakery tells us how to pick the perfect allotment plot and once you’ve done that what to do next.

If you are looking for inspiration check out Becster’s post on The Perfect Garden followed by An update. Check out Life As Mum’s Morning of Gardening and Emma Reed’s Garden Ideas. Home Heart Harmony has been grafting in the garden. Real Mum Reviews tells us about The Big garden Project. New Mummy Blog has just started their garden makeover, Hello Beautiful Bear has just started making garden plans for the summer.

I am great at growing outside, but houseplants are always a disaster, so I shall definitely be trying out Midwife and Lifes post on 6 simple hacks to make your houseplants bloom, anyone else struggle with houseplants ?

As my greenhouse is brand new, it is very clean at the moment, but it will obviously get dirty over time, so this post from Life at 139A – A Sparkling Clean Greenhouse is perfect.

As the weather doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing at the moment, it may be worth checking out Hot Pink Wellingtons post on Restoring a Flooded Garden.

This month, I have had some lovely How To posts, so if you are looking for a new project, check these ones out:

How To Grow Pepper Plants – WeeOhana

Planting A Herb Basket – BuzyMum

How to make a DIY Mud Kitchen – Inside Out & About

How To Grow Potatoes in A Bag – Growing Family

How to grow Magical Living Bean Tent -Truly Madly Cuckoo

Teaching our children how to grow food is so important, so I was very pleased to hear that innocent smoothies latest campaign is #SowandGrow, you can read more about it on Confessions of a Crummy Mummy and Inside Martyns Thoughts.

If you are reading this round-up and only have a small garden and would like a larger one, you are not alone, read 3 Little Buttons Post on Garden Wars can you empathise with her ?

I can’t wait to see how all of these growing projects are coming along next month, and maybe we will see some more colours in the gardens.

If you have a post you would like included in the Gardening Round-up, email me at or tweet me at @hexmumplus1

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About Mandi Morrison

Mandi is mum to seven children , three girls and four boys, aged 3 to 18, she is a joint partner in a Leisure & Tourism Consultancy and PR company with her husband Asa, they live just on the edge of the Norfolk Broads with lots of chickens! You can read about all their adventures over at Big Family Little Adventures, specialising in travel and days out for the larger family and Hex Mum Plus 1 a parenting blog detailing day to day life with seven children, fun and chaos guaranteed!

2 Responses to Gardening Round-up: Which season is it?

  1. Annette, 3 Little Buttons 14 May 2017 at 16:17 #

    Thanks so much for including us. Spring in the garden is always a bit bitter/sweet when it’s titchy tiny. x

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