This post is not ACTually focused on my garden. Last week I spent a few days up in the Midlands with my parents, so for this link up I wanted to share the delights that their garden has to offer. It is a garden that has had many years of love, commitment and a lot of hard graft invested in it. It looks beautiful all year round. Full of colour, texture and interest. This year they yielded a mass of blueberries from their bush on the patio. They bought me a blueberry bush for my patio so I hope I am as lucky with mine next year.
As I wandered around the garden, I was drawn to a plant with a round, purple flower. 'Sea Holly' I think its called. I watched as the bees hopped from flower to flower.
The borders and flower beds have become well established over the years. A selection of perennials, shrubs, ornamental trees, roses, climbers and the odd geranium planted here and there makes for an eye-catching display.
I always turn to my parents for advice on garden care and planting. I remember as a child spending weekends wandering around nurseries or visiting flower shows. Over the years they have shared their learning with me and I am starting to apply this to my own garden. I love to receive cuttings from their garden to plant in my own. I have several plants that have come from my parents garden that have taken really well. As with my approach to most things, I am quite a thrifty gardener and it makes me happy to nurture plants that have been passed on to me by family members from their own gardens. Its a lovely reminder of them too when I see how these plants grow and flourish each year.
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