The Good Life!

I love gardening even if it is hard graft at times. I’m very lucky (some of you may think unlucky if you hate gardening) to have a very large garden which we have split into 2 distinct parts. The first is the bottom garden with patio, pond, lawn and now a lovely summer house/my workshop. The other half is where I keep my chickens and it’s also ย sort of an allotment where I try (emphasise the word try) to grow fruit and veg. The ones we are usually successful with are tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse, onions, rhubarb and strawberries, if I can get to those before the blackbird does!

If I had to chose a favourite season I don’t think I could but I do love this time of year when everything is growing at a pace (weeds included), butterflies and bees emerging and I get to see the baby birds fledging, although at the moment we are overrun with young starlings which isn’t good for the washing on the line, if you know what I mean!

With all this in mind I decided for this blog to feature anything with a gardening or garden wildlife theme, so anything goes.

One thing I have always wanted but never got round to buying is a Trug, I love the whitewashed look of this one from TeaCupsAndCarving


I have Forget-me-not flowers popping their beautiful delicate blue heads up all over my garden so when I found this lovely pendant I just had to include it, from Larryware


I love to watch the blue tits flitting about my garden so I fell in love with this cute picture from IainSByrne


I have kept chickens for 16 years, they give me a lot of pleasure and eggs so when I searched for something chicken related I came across this great shop TheSkinnyCardCompanyย I had to favourite this shop as it has so many things I like but I had to choose one thing and it was this fab coaster that made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through these great Etsy finds, I’ll leave you with a few photos from my own garden, see you soon…


My Acer with pond in the background.


Some of my lovely ladies.


Trees at the top of the garden


A taste of things to come, cherries just starting to grow.


Aquilegia growing against the garage.




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