Saturday, 29 March 2014

Time to Plant Some Flowers

Last year we were lucky enough to join in with the Britmums #KidsGrowWild Challenge, the girls were sent a lovely gardening set and together using the seeds provided, we had to plant some flowers in the garden. Below is a picture of them from last weekend finally beginning to bloom :


This year we managed to join in with yet another challenge from Britmums and funnily enough we decided to grow some more flowers, the difference this time, was that we planted them in cups and let them grow indoors for a few weeks.


Last weekend, in between the rain showers, we finally got around to moving our fast growing plants out into the big wide world that is our garden.

The girls got stuck in, digging out a little patch right next to their first flowers, maybe a lucky patch? Of course I was there to lend a helping hand.


Layla took on the role of supervisor, squatting down and watching everyone closely!!


It took a bit of effort to actually get the plants out of the cups, they were obviously quite happy in there. A bit of jiggling around and we popped them safely in the ground and filled the hole back in.


Elise and Freya insisted on watering the flowers, even though the rain was imminent!! They took it in turns and photographed each other doing it.


Now it is time to wait again. I couldn't tell you what flowers we are growing, I have to admit I never pay attention to what is written on the packet, but a surprise is always nice :)

What's growing in your garden right now?

xxxx

19 comments:

  1. Aww this looks like good fun, love how the flowers turned out :)
    I am trying to grow some herbs but I'm afraid they are not looking to good at the minute ha, I don't think I will be cooking with them!!...

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    1. pahaha I am normally the one to kill all the plants off lol x

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  2. This is so lovely. I remember Freya enjoying planting at nursery hiwever Gracie was an indoor girl. I love to read your posts. I love gardening too x

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    1. Gracie is beginning to love the outdoors more now, however refuses to put her coat on lol. Freya has been doing planting at school recently too, she actually took her plant to school instead of putting it in the garden :) x

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  3. They look so sweet! Those flowers that you have already planted look beautiful. x

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  4. I can't believe your plants from last year are still going! Well done you! You must have better weather than us because really we're only just starting with the spring flowers at the moment :)

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    1. I couldn't belive it either!!! Normally all plants die for me lol x

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  5. We are eating this bread with sesame seeds and my son just blurted out he wants to plant sunflower =P and then I opened your blog and there are sunflower! Weird =P

    #countrykids

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  6. I rather like the idea of waiting for a surprise to grow. We are so behind in our greenhouse, but since it now has an orphan lamb in it it is probably just as well! I look forward to seeing your flowers bloom. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

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  7. That's lovely. We took part in last years challenge too. We've been busy this afternoon planting veggies and some wild flowers with Monkey #CountryKids

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  8. I love your photos, and I look forward to seeing what grows! #countrykids

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  9. those yellow flowers look gorgeous - I bet the children loved growing them x

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  10. Great idea growing a flower in the cup! cute kiddies too : )
    Our garden is full of beautiful flowers at the momment but the only ones i could name are the daffodiles!

    I am getting married next year and have just ordered some seeds for my wedding as i want to grow my own sprigs! Wish me luck. Are your little gardeners for hire!!
    Model Mummy xx

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