June in our courtyard garden

Our garden is really starting to take shape this summer so I’m making the most of being able to update you with what is growing at the moment. I’m loving capturing the little changes in our space and seeing what is growing. I added some new plants to the garden a week ago and we now have potatoes growing, new herbs and salad leaves. It’s really satisfying seeing things grow that I’ve planted.

I’m delighted to say that the radishes are growing really well in our hanging basket and they will be being added to our weekday salad lunches over the next few weeks. Elsewhere in the garden other plants have been making the most of the sun and are growing well.

The strawberry plants from last year are flowering with delicate pink and white flowers.

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Grow :: My One Little Word – A mid-year update

I started One Little Word this year, it’s an online class run by Ali Edwards for Big Picture Classes. One Little Word is about picking a word that you want to be part of your life for the year ahead and beyond. I chose the word ‘grow’ in January to be part of my life and my focus for 2013. There were so many areas of my life I wanted to grow in. I wanted to plant fresh seeds to help me grow, move forward and grow in new directions.

June has arrived and this month’s prompt from the class is to spend time thinking about how far I’ve come with my word in a mid-year review. My word is really personal to me and the intentions I set for the year resonate with all areas of my life that I’m keen to grow in. I feel I’ve made progress with my word in so many areas. I’ve grown stronger in terms of my fitness and mentally, I’ve grown closer to life going on round me, I’ve grown my creativity by dedicating more time I spend being creative everyday. This month I’m hoping to grow and bloom, whether that be in making things, cooking things or growing things in the garden. I’m looking forward to my intention this month and those ahead of me this year.

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