It's Favourite Things Friday again. Time to show off something that rocks your socks, floats your boat and makes you smile. Feel free to play along by writing your own post and linking up !
Much has been said on this blog at various times about my gardening prowess or lack thereof. I just can't seem to warm to the idea of planting things and consistently remembering to keep them alive. I'm not sure whether that's because we have such a large garden area and I simply don't know where to start or whether through bitter experience I know I just have naturally black thumbs.
This week I actually wore long sleeves every single day so I'm guessing that means autumn is officially here with winter due to arrive in a few short weeks. This heralds the start of "I'm not venturing into the garden again until September " season so I was toddling round the garden this week (You may have noticed I use the term garden rather loosely ) for a last hurrah until Spring. During this jaunt , the thought occurred to me that I have kept various things alive quite successfully over the past year or so. This made me happy because I convinced myself that perhaps I'm not so much a crap gardener as a disinterested one.
Pop this music on in the background and enjoy the things I'm managing to keep alive because these green things are my favourite things this week .
I love hydrangeas and managed to grow these from brown sticks of nothing.
I have no idea what the things in the back of these tubs are but they used to belong to my grandmother. I think they're impossible to kill no matter how much you neglect them.
My agapanthas got nursed and coddled through the heat of summer and I'm hoping they'll grow big and strong over winter.
My parsley and rosemary are getting bigger every day . They are now at the useable stage and I'm so encouraged by this success I'm off to buy some mint. Let's hope the cats leave it alone this time. My cats are obsessed with killing every mint plant I have ever bought.
I brought this lawn back from the brink of extinction after not being able to water it properly for about 4 years. I'm pretty darn proud of myself.
This thing was about a foot high when I bought it.
I have a ton of lilies in buckets all over the place. One of these days I may just get around to planting them in the ground.
And for my next trick watch me
pull a rabbit out of a hat plant and keep these frangipani's alive through the frosts of winter!
I hope your Friday is full of favourites!