For the first time in 8 years I have a garden. I have walls of green outside of nearly every window, and I have my own patch of grass to lie on should I want to. And even though this garden doesn’t have as much flowers as I grew up with, it’s sosososo beautiful.The peonies have been in full bloom and they’re probably the most beautiful thing ever.On the other side of the house we have a mock orange with a million flowers. Smells so good! Right below the mock orange we have a table filled with tiny little plants. I think all of them are edible, but if you want to know more you’re gonna have to ask my mum.Loads of tiny plants.We have tomatoes on the way!And a bunch of other things.At the front are the peppers I got from Alicia a while back. Look! It says so on the little sign. And we bought some lovage. (It’s really interesting translating all these names of plants into English haha, they have such weird names.)Also!!! We’ve decided on what green we’re going for on the house! This one! And that shade of white, and some details in red but probs not that shade of red so don’t mind that part. We also have a bunch of pink roses spread around the garden, which is pretty amazing.
And by the old well there are a million pink and white lilies. So pretty!! And red and black currants on the way! Our potatoes kinda blend into the bushes behind them, but they’re the leaves in the middle! They’ll be done soon as well! The patio has net all around it so Lumos can be there all day, and we have these cute little lanterns out there! I love them so much.And geraniums! Lumos fell on them a while back while hunting a fly though so they look a bit sad.In the hanging pots we have petunias that are dark purple and almost black. They’re pretty cool. All in all it’s just so nice. Whenever you’re in the garden you get this little fellow looking out at you from the patio. <3At the front of the house we have these weird little things, haha. They’re the beds for all the plants, including covers to keep them safe.We also have these tripods that have covers too, mostly to keep the stupid spanish slugs away!!!!They get in anyway sometimes and they FREAKING EAT EVERYTHING. STUPID SLUGS.Anyway, right by our little road are our raspberries! There are so many on the way I’M SO EXCITED.And further down the little road there’s a hedge of white and pink roses that smell absolutely divine.And of course, a bunch of clover in the lawn! Because who wants a lawn with just grass!And these tiny daisies.
And lastly, in one of the flowerbeds that’s mostly covered with weeds, there is this pretty combination of pink roses and white flowers that is SO AMAZING. I look at it every day and it just makes me happy.
To be honest, the entire garden makes me happy. To sit on the patio under the roof while it’s raining, to see how it all grows and changes, to be so happy by all the surprises it has for us this first summer and even how the hatred for the spanish slugs unites my family. Except Lumos though. He just thinks they’re gross. He stepped on one during one of our walks and then poked it a few times and pretty much went “ew”.
The only bad part is mowing the lawn, honestly.
But I think it’s worth it.