My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Tag: container gardening

Gardening Christmas presents 2021

My gardening Christmas presents this year. A Christmas rose plant and new wooden wheelbarrow to plant to replaces my broken one. Daddy made it from a kit for me and painted it so I just need to get some plants and get it planted up

First Dahlia to flower in 2021

Wordless Wednesday- lillies

Funky vegetable seeds

For my birthday in February my lovely friend gave me a kit of ‘funky’ vegetable seeds and everything’s need to grow them. They were supposed to be started in April but I was trying to wait until the nights weren’t as cold as didn’t want to put them off growing before they started, however, I decided today was the day. Here is the box:

It included the following: seeds x5 although I’m only growing the ones I think we’ll eat, compost disks to be soaked in water before using, blank labels and coir pots

I’m growing tomatoes, carrots and courgettes. Once the compost disks are in water and have grown they look like this

You then break up the compost and put in your coir puts, sow the seeds and cover with more compost and of course label them. I’ll let you know I’m how I get on

Wordless Wednesday – spring trough

Wordless Wednesday- Golden Apeldoorn

Wordless Wednesday – alstroemeria


These are the tulips I have planted this year in pots/troughs with wallflowers that I grew from seed and pansies not grown from seed.

I like to try different tulips each year and like them in pots because in the ground apart from the fact they are likely to rot with clay soil and a lot of rain it means I don’t end up digging up them up when I’ve forgotten where they are.


Here is a finished trough

Wildflower seed experiment update

For anyone following me for a while you will know that I sowed some wildflower seeds in a trough at the beginning of the season (blog can be found here: https://wendyswonderlandgarden.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/wildflower-seed-experiment/ ) and I wanted to give you an update. I haven’t seen any bees on them but they are growing well and are pretty. Here are the pictures

Wordless Wednesday- Daucas