I haven’t spent much time in our garden or at the allotment lately. So this week I thought I’d introduce you garden hounds to G&G’s garden. G&G are Scott’s grandparents and when we visit I always have a snoop around the garden. They put a lot of work into looking after it. The patio is always full of flowers and Granddad has veg on the go in the greenhouse at the other end.
During Spring the garden room is often full of seedlings. The first time I saw them all I couldn’t believe how many there were! Trays and trays of them and I remember Grandma telling me she would plant them all on when they got bigger. Thinking back, I’m pretty sure they were the geraniums we planted in the garden at our flat.
This is the hollyhock in their front garden. It was really blowing around in the wind but I was determined to get a photo; I took about 20 and this is the only one in focus. If anyone was watching me with my camera, they probably had a good laugh…
They have a greenhouse tucked away behind some shrubs and a plum tree. When Grandad inherited this greenhouse he dismantled it and moved it to their garden for cleaning. Scott and I washed all the glass panels, then Grandad rebuilt it with a friend. It’s one of my favourite bits of the garden because there’s always something delicious growing inside.
At the moment there are some whopping tomatoes and cucumbers in there!
I put a tomato on the palm of my hand so you can see just how massive they are! These are on my list of things to grow next year, I love the shape.
Behind the greenhouse are runner beans. I’m always happy when I spot bees on these flowers. G&G gave us some of these for our allotment this year and we’ve been eating beans every day for about two weeks.
At the very back of the garden is Granddad’s ‘allotment’. He built this raised wooden bed himself recently and is growing lettuces and fresh peas for Grandma in there.
And that is G&G’s garden. As you can see, it’s well loved and full of nice things. It also has something unusual growing in it, a pluerry tree (pronounced plerry). The fruit looks like a large cherry and tastes like a plum! I’d never heard of one before and thought Scott was having me on when he first told me they had this tree in their garden. Should have taken a photo really but we were too busy eating them off the tree.
Hope you enjoyed looking around :)