GARDENING WITH GRANDCHILDREN

Spent a glorious week in Boston with my grandchildren and much to my delight, the older boy is interested in gardening! We visited nurseries where, like a true dirt-bunny, he wanted everything he saw.

Together we planted a David Austin rose ‘Teasing Georgia’, and started seeds. He choose very colourful Zinnias & some basil for his mom.  I hope he does not over-water in his enthusiasm.

It is so satisfying to encourage a young person to discover the joys of the garden.

From my own experience, I remember the very first time I saw my grandmother pull a radish from the soil, I was shocked that it was not in a bunch!!

 

 

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WINTER ‘TO DO’ LIST

Phillip Oliver of  Dirt Therapy  has put together a wonderful ‘to do’ list  for January. Which reminds me to move the rose I have been meaning to for years! It is ‘Graham Thomas’ a David Austin introduction.

                                                                                 

 Temporarily planted at the entrance of our driveway 13 years ago, my husband & guests complain it scratches their cars….  the post office threatened to suspend delivery…..