I have gone for a week home and spent most of my free time in my parents garden. I managed to do some weeding which I used to hate a lot when growing up. Helping out in the garden and then making all sorts of pickles and jams took some part of my adolescent years. I wouldn’t say I liked it back then. We grew most of our fruit and veg and used to make a burrow in the ground to store the root vegetables over the winter. My parents still grow quite a lot but it is flowers I am most drawn to. As I child I would disappear in the patch of the garden peas which were my favourites to eat and now I will wander around flowers for most of the time to look at their shapes and colours.
28 thoughts on “Mum’s flowers”
A beautiful selection.
Happy you like it.
Enjoyable post and lovely photos.
A lovely post and beautiful flower photos. Burying root vegetables is the best way of keeping them over the winter. The farmers here call the burrows ‘clamps’.
Thank you for introducing me to the clamps, was not sure how to call it😉
Beautiful post!!! I so enjoyed looking at them 🙂
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the flowers.
Thank you very much…
Gorgeous flowers. What a wonderful garden your mum has.
All grows well in there and I enjoy it whenever I visit them.
And we enjoy it through you … thank you. 🙂
I, too, was forced to weed in my Mama’s garden. Now I love it with a passion– so glad for the forcing. Your blooms are beautiful.
Thank you. I would love to have a small patch now to grow things.
Beautiful flowers. I too helped in my family’s vegetable garden as a child and was not happy about it. Would love and appreciate the chance now.
I wish I could help them more now but will be back in summer.
What a really lovely post, feeling just you did in your childhood about helping made me more mindful about my own children helping in our garden. Recently though my youngest now 23 was asked to water whilst we went away for week and told me she hated my plants on our return. I hope when she is even older she will come back and be as enchanted as you are with your Mum’s flowers.
It definitely worked for me😉I love being in the garden now but I do not help much, only when visiting home. Going back in summer to make fruit compotes!
My mom made pickles and jam too. I haven’t done that in years… Miss it. Beautiful flowers!
Thank you. Nothing better than homemade stuff😋
Love these 🙂
I would enjoy having flowers like these to admire. Trouble is, the deer would eat them faster than I could admire them. 😦
Luckily my parents do not get any deers in their garden, only snails and minks.
Just think how much you must have learned about plants by working in the gardens. That’s how I learned an awful lot.
Yes, I appreciate it now.