Tuesday, 2 April 2013

~Gardening Giveaway~

I got a tiny bit of my gardening mojo back yesterday and today. Though windy and bitterly cold out of the sun, yes, actual sun,  it was lovely to potter about and see that things were starting to grow.  New green shoots on my clematis; it's the small things that cheer me up...
Tete-a-tete daffodils in a shady corner

Primroses (they must have liked the cold) and pulmonaria
Now that Spring is coming I'm wondering what the year has in store weather wise.  Last year was a dead loss for tomatoes and fruit in my garden. Today I sowed some tomato seeds in trays and have them indoors on a sunny windowsill to germinate - but normally I would have done this already.  I sowed 2 cherry types as I eventually grow them outdoors in wall-mounted troughs. First one were some new seeds I bought  'F1 Sweet 'n' Neat Cherry' from Suttons seeds.  8 seeds for blooming £1.99! Apart from that I decided to be frugal and have a forage for seeds in the garage In my seed tin I found some free seeds from a magazine last year - 'Red Cherry' by Fothergills seeds. I've also sown some seed trays with Cosmos 'Purity',  marigolds and Borage.
Time for a Spring gardening giveaway!

The giveaway consists of; gardening gloves, handmade Rosemary & Marjoram soap, an RHS Gardening Techniques book and some seeds from my tin (Marigolds, Foxgloves and Sweet Williams) - just leave me comment for a chance to enter.  (UK entrants only please)
For an extra entry please link back to me on your blog and let me know you've done this in a second comment. Closing date  12 midday Sunday 14th April.
Good luck!


  1. I've had my first gardening session today too! It didn't feel too cold, not got any daffodils yet though! I'd love to enter your little giveaway, you want to see my gardening gloves, they're awful! :) x

  2. Well I did go and look at the garden - then I came back in to get warm by the fire! Warmer weather on the way though apparently. Well done for getting out there x Jane

  3. invited all my friend to enter too

  4. Lovely post and envious of your attempt at gardening. The ground is so hard at the moment and we haven't cut the grass yet either. Nice to see a bit of sun although its still very cold. I'd love to enter your giveaway please. I'll link back on my next post.
    Patricia x

  5. Its freezing outside at the present moment, but a very lovely post! Can not wait for the sun to return :).

    Thank you for a lovely giveaway x

  6. I haven't planted anything yet - it's so bloomin' cold!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  7. My tomato seeds have only just been sown too, it's been too cold to do anything, even seed sowing. I thought my spring bulbs were never going to flower either, the first crocus opened up on Easter Sunday and I'm still waiting for most of the others to bloom. I'd love to enter your giveaway please and I've put a link in my sidebar.

  8. Phew just made it, please enter me in your lovely giveaway too, hope the weather gets warmer soon so I can do something in our messy garden :) xx

  9. Just got back into my garden this morning, although felt like winter again this afternoon. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)


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