Friday, June 07, 2013

Nanny's Garden

Today I thought I would give you a break from the emotional roller coaster I've taken you on, the last few days. There is more of that coming though!

Today I thought I would share our day in nanny's garden. I had almost forgotten that I had signed up to take part in the 'kids grow wild' challenge with Brit Mums and MoneySuperMarket, until my garden pack arrived! I was quite pleased that not only did it contain small garden tools, but also 3 packs of flower seeds.

The blue bag was ours, sat by their nans
I had set out to get my boys away from technology over half term, and had succeeded. Unfortunately that meant my garden was pretty much planted! oops....

So, off to nanny's beautiful garden we went to cause chaos help out. My mother takes great pride in her garden, she's forever working on it. The effort has paid off, she has a stunning garden surrounded by trees. She has also managed to make it child friendly! I asked if I could share some pictures of her garden and she has gracefully allowed it.

After a fair bit of playing on the swing set, where little A learnt how to swing very high! Not at all nerve wracking...RJ got on with his planting. He found the gloves were a little small for him, so borrowed a pair of nannies. I think I'll let the pictures do the talking now,  RJ was completely engrossed.
RJ loved digging and planting, especially with a little help from nanny.
Getting a little help opening seeds from his big bro. Then all watered and sitting pretty in nans garden.
It was a lovely day, mostly because my mum was helping RJ, little A was doing a lot of swinging and KJ was helping his dad get little jobs my mum needed doing, done.

We spent most of the day pottering around, had a sit in the summer house and enjoyed being outside. 
The highlight of the day for my boys, though, was finding this little fella trying to get out of one of nannies big grow bags....

Have you got your children out in the garden this year? I'm over the moon that mine are enjoying it.

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge


  1. Oh my goodness! You've been busy... I need your team to come over to my roof garden!

  2. What a great way to spend a day and I am seriously impressed with the garden. I wonder how Nanny would do with our South Africa soil..... all I have got is a lot of grass and a bunch of weeds!! :)

  3. I shall tell my mum her services are required. I assume you'll be paying travel expenses?? Haha x

  4. Great to share the gardening fun with other members of the family. Commenting myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  5. lovely post, great that they enjoyed getting involved! good luck! x


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