Grandma's Garden

6 June 2011

This is my Mother's garden, but we all refer to it as Grandma's Garden. I even call her Grandma most of the time. It is the most amazing place to be. My mum has the Midas touch, but in her case everything she touch just grows. She has the greenest fingers ever! She also has an allotment where she grows her vegetables.

The tall tree in the background is a Cherry Plum tree. Mum planted it around eight years ago when it was only a few centimeters tall. She had thought it was a Silver Birch, but as it was growing realized it wasn't and had no idea what it was, until it produced the tastiest, sweetest plums. She made the most delicious jam last year and looks like she'll be making more this year. I hope so.

Mum had an abundance of gorgeous scented roses this year. Of course I had to take some home with me.

At the back of the garden is a secret area where you can sit and not be noticed. 
When all the family visit it becomes the adults corner, where we can escape from the children and teenagers. 
Mum made all the ceramic pieces in her garden, which adds an extra personal touch. 
Her work can be found hanging from trees or peeping out between plants.
Last Wednesday I popped over for a little lunch and as it was such a beautiful day, we had a little barbie.
Mum is vegetarian, but makes the tastiest chicken ever! 
Of course she served it with salad from her garden.

Mum was in the local papers a few years ago, after successfully growing bananas in her conservatory.
        They were small but packed full of flavour, the tastiest bananas ever, ever, ever!!!             

Only a handful of other amateur gardeners in the UK have been successful in growing banana trees that actually bear fruit. Until a few years ago it was though impossible to grow fruit bearing plants in a domestic conservatory - 11 October 2009 Voice online

You can read the full article here.
Hope you have a fantastic week x


  1. Just lovely!! x x

  2. What an amazing garden! Doesn't you mum look fab in the picture! What great skill she has to grow bananas in this country! Very clever!

  3. what a gorgeous garden and I love the little bbq! I imagine that growing bananas at home would be a bit of a lesson in patience and hardwork so well done to your Mum!

  4. I really enjoyed this post. Your mum's garden looks amazing, and I'm mega impressed by her bananas! I'm even more impressed that as a veggie she cooks chicken... what a star!

  5. Wow, what a great garden - well done your mum! And growing bananas!! - fantastic. She looks a lovely person - very smiley! Have a good week, Abby x


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