100. How Does Your Garden Grow?
Ok, so maybe not 100 years and maybe not significant in the grand scheme of things - it is however the highlight of my blogging week, the bit I look forward to the most because lovely people join in and it's always a beautiful escape into a garden somewhere else in the world.
This week I've gone renegade and I'm looking back on some photos from the past 100 weeks and people and posts that have stuck in my mind. It's totally indulgent I know, but awesome that I've met some lovely folk from this linky, both online and then in real life.
I still chuckle to myself when I think how many people joining in were totally freaked out my Claudia's doll heads...
But that's not what we all love Claudia, Lil Muse Lily, for is it? When I think of Claudia's garden I think of her photos with beautiful light, dazzling colour and interesting wildlife, her love of orchids and of course the water hyacinths.
I've loved watching peoples gardens developing over time and now seems like a perfect chance to step back in time and remind ourselves how much has changed, like in Gemma's garden back last May when she was making raised beds.
And come July look how it had changed!
Crazy-with-a-K antics aside, Katie's photography is stunning, both at home and in Washington D.C.
At Hitchin Lavender Farm a group of us met up and I was chuffed to meet Helen from The Good Life Mum and lovely Ella.
Talking of Emma from Spuddler, I've been enjoying looking back at her photos, especially the gathered goodies of her labour - a bit of a moral boost to anyone planting out at the moment.
And this upcycled bird feeder stuck in my mind too.
This is making me think that we need some more Meet Up dates arranged - at one time there were many sorted - keep your eyes peeled in my sidebar / menu bar for new ones later today - and of course if you have somewhere that you think would make for a good meet up let me know and we'll make it happen!
A huge thank you to everyone who joins in, from the die-hard 'every-weekers' to the 'dippers-in-and-out' - you make it a lovely weekly thing to be a part of. And sorry I couldn't show more people's photos and mentions - you'd be getting RSI from all the scrolling down otherwise!
Finally the bluebells are out in my garden. The front garden gets sunshine allll day long so they always come out a good 3 weeks before local forest floors turn purple. Blue, pink and whites have flowered so far.
Yesterday the kids and I celebrated the 100th week in style by making a yarn teepee in the garden, more on that soon!