How the Garden Grows – 14

28 May, 2015 12 Comments


Ah, another semi-regular garden update, hooray! Things are coming up nicely at the moment, we’ve got lots of seeds growing and there’s colour everywhere. I’ve probably planted too many veg seeds, but the snails are little buggers round here and have already destroyed one of my pumpkins and a courgette, so I figure the extras are a little bit of insurance. The cabbage and rainbow chard have very much gone to seed, but I’m keeping them in the bed because they really are very pretty (and I don’t have much to replace them with for the moment, either). Oh, and we have apples growing! I am very excited about this. If the birds don’t eat any of the fruit, we will have enough for a crumble in the autumn!

Anyway, rather than deluge you with the usual million photos I’ve made a little film this time round. It’s the first time I’ve done something like this in a very, very long time and it’s been fun. Let me know if you enjoy it and I’ll make some more. I filmed this on my DSLR and didn’t quite realise just how shakey the footage would be afterwards – rookie mistake! Must try and find my tripod or get a rig.. Also, apologies for half the stuff being out of focus. Also, also, I really must clean my lens sometimes. Music by the way is Quad Time and the Genius of the Crowd by Origamibiro.


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    28 May, 2015

    how great that you did it through video. lately my husband and i have been saying how little we use video and how we should use it more often

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      28 May, 2015

      Considering I edit video as part of my job, I really should do it more often! It makes for nice memories looking back that you don’t always see in photos

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    28 May, 2015

    Aww you have a keen gardener! Lovely video =) #hdygg

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    28 May, 2015

    Well done, it’s all looking good. xx

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    28 May, 2015

    Ah this was lovely, so sweet to do it in video. I’m always a bit scared of trying video but it really does seem to add another dimension! Inspiring!
    Thanks for joining in lovely x

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    28 May, 2015

    This is such a great idea, I really felt like I was walking around the garden with you. Nice to see a black and white cat, every garden should have one for decoration πŸ˜‰

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    28 May, 2015

    I like the video- it’s nice to have a real look round. I’m feeling inspired to get ours out. I haven’t seen any apples growing on our tree yet, I’ll have to check in the morning!

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    28 May, 2015

    Oh I love it, and it’s great to see a video – I must remember to give that a go for one of my garden updates this year! I’m trying to take a picture from the same spot each week for a little stop motion too!

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    28 May, 2015

    I love the video. I have to try this as I really don’t film enough or when i do it’s on my phone and they could do with linking together. Thank you for letting us stroll around your garden. #hdygg

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    29 May, 2015

    I loved the tour of your garden. My son does the watering in his Spiderman costume so I know how important it is to dress up for such chores!

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    Suzanne J S (@chickenruby)

    30 May, 2015

    love the use of space in the garden, are those wild strawberries?

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    31 May, 2015

    It’s hard not to sow too many veg seedlings isn’t it – there’s just so many in the packets! And yes definitely good to have some insurance #hdygg


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