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Day 24 – 30 Days Wild…

A snapshot of my semi-wild garden…

 

I woke up today to torrential rain – a huge contrast to the scorching hot days we have been experiencing over the past week. I had already planned for a day at home, but had intended to spend it in the garden.

Fortunately I have been out photographing the garden all week so I decided to base today’s act of wildness sharing a snapshot of my little sanctuary!

In one corner of the garden I have dedicated an area to wild flowers, all of which self seeded from last year. I planted out some bulbs among them this year so have gladioli and liatris growing through the love in the mist, borage and candy tuft along with a potted Yucca.

One thing I have loved is being creative with my small garden, utilising as many different containers and pots as I can…my favourite has definitely been the caged violas – I love to see their tiny faces peeking through the bars!

This year my focus has been on learning how to grow fruit and veg in containers and so far I have successfully grown strawberries in a hanging basket and raspberries, french beans and courgettes in containers…

In addition to the usual bumblebees and birds this week I have also noted a honey bee taking shelter on the lily leaves and a hover fly drinking nectar from a wildflower growing in between the patio slabs…

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Day 13 – 30 Days Wild…

Appreciation…

 

 

 

 

A first for A Reflection of Your Heart…a food pic!! For Day 13 I have used the mint growing in my garden to make a milkshake. It didn’t feel very wild so I took it out into the garden and sat on the patio cross legged among the flowers, bees and butterflies and soaked up the early evening sun.

I usually come home from work and plonk myself down in front of the television or make a start on dinner straight away, so it made a lovely change to relax for a while listening to the natural world go about its day around me!!

A year ago this space was pretty much a blank canvas so I was able to take in all the hard work and appreciate the wildlife garden it has become!!

At the end of your busy day spend just a few moments appreciating what you have!

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Day 12 – 30 Days Wild…

A Flower Doodle…

 

 

 

As a child I was never far from a pad of paper and colouring pens, always doodling and copy drawing, but lately I have realised how detached from drawing and colouring I have become.

I am not the worlds best at drawing, you only have to do a quick search on the internet to see the amazing talent that is out there, but I enjoy being creative and it is great therapy to get lost in a piece of art, however simple!!

So after a busy day at work I decided instead of coming home and feeling stressed about my day I would sit and do some wild doodling!! Whenever I doodle it is always flowers that I find at the end of my pencil or pen and today was no exception.

I am not really sure what inspired this doodle, I doubt any of the flowers are that true to life but on reflection the diversity of the flowers growing from a single stem and grounded from the same roots are symbolic of me as a person and the diversity of life…

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