Green Thumb Sunday Blooms

New blooms in my garden this week include weigela, sedum and hibiscus. What’s blooming in your garden this Green Thumb Sunday? Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information. Flowers Green Thumb Sunday Hibiscus Sedum WeigelaFlowers, Green Thumb Sunday, Hibiscus, Sedum, Weigela

Seed Collecting – Green Thumb Sunday

  Last year I started collecting seeds from my garden and have successfully grown sunflowers, marigolds and aquilegia from my own seeds. Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy collecting more seeds.   I have collected the seeds of the following plants; Aquilegia (latin name) – Columbine. Purple and Pink varieties. Dianthus (latin … Read more

Seed Exchange Forum

Although I started seed collecting last year, I have recently been re-inspired by Colleen over at In The Garden Online who has come up with the idea of garden bloggers exchanging seeds they collect from the plants and flowers in their gardens. Colleen has been very busy and has created a fantastic seed exchange forum which … Read more

Hydrangeas In Full Bloom – Green Thumb Sunday

The hydrangeas are in full bloom in my garden at the moment so I thought that I would share them with you as I think they are very beautiful.   Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information.  Flowers Green Thumb Sunday HydrangeaFlowers, Green … Read more

Seed Collecting

Today I have been seed collecting. I have collected the seeds of the following plants; Aquilegia (latin name) – Columbine. Purple and Pink varieties. Dianthus (latin name) – Rockery pink. White variety. Nigella (latin name) – Love in a mist. Light blue variety. Primula japonica (latin name) – Candelabra Primrose. Yellow variety. Primula variabilis (latin … Read more

Gardenblogger Seed Exchange

  Colleen over at In The Garden Online has come up with the idea of garden bloggers exchanging seeds they collect from the plants and flowers in their gardens. I think this is a great idea but the problem is I live in the UK and Colleen lives in Michigan which makes seed swopping difficult due … Read more

Balloon Flower In Bud – Green Thumb Sunday

I am celebrating Green Thumb Sunday with balloons in my garden, but they are not ordinary balloons, they are the balloon shaped buds of the balloon flower.  The buds of the balloon flower grow into large angular balloons before the blue petals open out to form an attractive star shaped flower. Have a great Green Thumb … Read more

Lilies For Green Thumb Sunday

Here are the lilies which are growing in my garden at the moment. I am not sure what varieties they are so if any Green Thumb Sunday readers can identify them I would be very grateful. Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information. … Read more

How Tall Is Your Sunflower?

I love growing sunflowers as they are such a cheerful flower and they remind me of my wedding. We placed little boxes on the tables for the guests with sunflower seeds inside and it was great to hear from our friends and family after the wedding to find out how the seeds had got on. … Read more

Sunflowers – Green Thumb Sunday

This week my whole garden has been flooded out. At one point I did think that I might not have any plants or flowers left to photograph and enjoy as they stayed submerged for 4 days! I did think about posting a picture of the flooded garden as my Green Thumb Sunday photograph but I thought that … Read more