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My Garden

6th September 2016

My idea about sharing ‘life lately’ posts didn’t really work. If I do them too often, it would be boring; Work and house stuff * 2348234234 … But if I leave them few and far between as I have been, there’s too much to fit into one post. I think from now on I’ll just post about things I’ve been up to if I feel like it, although if you want a more realtime account (spoiler alert: It’s not particularly exciting) of what I’m up to you can follow me on Snapchat.

We’re doing a lot of work on our home currently and decided to make some changes to the outside too. In addition to decking parts of the garden we’ve built raised beds on our lawn for plants. The past few weekends we’ve been putting the garden off as the weather has either been rubbish or so nice we decided to sack it off and escape to the beach, so this weekend despite the rain we had to get on with it. I took my camera out with me to document what we did and the garden at this time of year.


I love succulents and it’s so nice to finally have them all in one place. Some of these have been around for over a year and brought in over Winter so they would survive, others have been collected along the way. All the rockery plants should merge to cover the whole area and cuttings can be taken to continue it along the flower bed.

The garden is always such a work in progress and I find that hard, I have zero patience and I would love for it to look as it will eventually, straight away. I have got quite into it though -never thought I would say that- and even though in just a few weeks the garden will start to change, we’ll have to cover the succulents to keep them warm and we’ll hardly use it, I can’t wait for the Summer when we can just enjoy all our hardwork.

  • Rebecca Ireland-Silva
    6th September 2016 at 11:58 am

    What a lovely garden! I’m still dreaming of the day we have our own home with a garden, as our 1-bedroom flat doesn’t have one. πŸ™

    Becca x

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Becca! This is my first proper garden too and whilst I love it I have to admit I don’t miss not having to cut the grass! x

  • Heather Nixon
    6th September 2016 at 1:25 pm

    WOW, your blog design is incredible – gorgeous photos x


    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Heather! πŸ™‚ x

  • Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)
    6th September 2016 at 5:13 pm

    So jealous of your gorgeous garden! Mine is just decking with a few pot plants but I love it so much after years of living in apartments.

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Emma! Yours sounds lovely, I can’t wait until our decking is finished. x

  • Gingersnaphattie
    7th September 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Hey! Just to let you know I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! πŸ™‚

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hey thanks! πŸ˜€ x

  • Claire
    7th September 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Your garden is gorgeous – I am so jealous! I’ve always lived in flats, but am determined next time I move it will involve some kind of outside space… even if just a glorified windowsill!!

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thank you Claire! Haha πŸ™‚ x

  • Yiotou_La
    7th September 2016 at 5:55 pm

    What a beautiful garden! This reminds me that I must do my garden too, bit it is too hot at the.moment to plant anything, the sun and hot temperature will destroy the plants. I guess I will have to wait a month or two. I love succulents too!


    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Yiota! I bet my plants would love to move in with you ha, it’s miserable here at the moment grey and raining all the time. <3

  • Sophie Robinson
    8th September 2016 at 2:41 pm

    What a gorgeous garden and these are such amazing pictures! I was going to build raised flower beds this year but like you kept putting off and never eventually got around to it, maybe next year! XX

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Sophie! Ha I can totally relate. It was one of those jobs which turned out to be a lot bigger than we first thought but we’re almost there! X

  • kate/idoscope
    8th September 2016 at 6:04 pm

    what a beautiful garden! i love the macro pics and the one that looks like a proper flat lay picture at the beginning!!<3

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope.com

    • Amy
      9th September 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Cate! πŸ™‚ x

  • TheStyleRawr
    10th September 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Yeees, to all these succulents! I’m not surprised you have a beautiful garden, I just love your style!

    T x

    • Amy
      17th September 2016 at 10:11 pm

      I have a minor obsession πŸ™‚ Aw, thanks Tara! x

  • Cecilia Waihuini
    5th October 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Really enjoyed reading your post! Your website looks fabulous i must say you have a very beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing. Do drop by my post as well.


    • Amy
      23rd November 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Cecilia <3