My children decided this week that our garden was a bit boring so we stocked up on some cheap bulbs and seeds plus little bits of gardening gear. Last night my daughter potted up some seeds to grow on the window sill in little pots. These included some sunflowers and another plant (though she threw the packet away so it will be a surprise!).
Today she and I went out into the garden to do some more planting. First of all she used some plastic planters we had bought to but some bulbs at the front of the house:
Meanwhile I did some long overdue pruning of the honeysuckle that has been taking over a corner of the garden:
It's amazing how much space chopping it back freed up. Just hope I haven't killed it off! My daughter joined me in the back garden for some half hearted weeding and tidying up of one section of the border:
She eventually decided that it was ready for some bulbs:
Little brother was a lot less keen on helping out. He was eventually persuaded to scatter some wildflower seeds on the section of border I'd weeded and then to cover them with compost:
We also created a new little flower bed behind the new shed which has wildflower seeds on it too:
So just little steps into making the garden look nicer and let's hope that a) we don't get quite so much rain this year b) our seeds and bulbs come up trumps! We still have some giant sunflower seeds to plant out but that will have to wait for the next nice day..