Garden Inspiration in St Albans

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We spent the weekend at my parents. They live in St Albans, a city in Hertfordshire, just north of London. I love St Albans. The park and cathedral area is so pretty and I love to mooch around the town. Although I must say, mooching with a toddler in a pram, on market day, along the cobbles is not that much fun :/

What I love best about St Albans is the chance to just hang out with my parents at their home. They have an absolutely beautiful garden and I want to share some of the photos I took. Mum and Dad have always been really keen gardeners, and the generally just know what they are doing! I am the complete opposite and pretty much anything I touch in the garden ends up dead. If we finally move, I vow to take more of an interest in the garden. This is what I aspire to have too ๐Ÿ™‚ And this photo below is only HALF of the garden!

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And here are some of the veggie garden. It is just beautiful. I daren’t post any of my veggies at the momentย – they are shrivelled up and covered in cat piss. Yay.

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The highlight of the weekend was watching b help granddad unearth potatoes. It was completely magical and I think these photos capture the moment perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

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digging for potatoes

garden summer house mum blogger south west st albans grow your own gardening

garden summer house mum blogger south west st albans grow your own gardening

garden summer house mum blogger south west st albans grow your own gardening

garden summer house mum blogger south west st albans grow your own gardening

garden summer house mum blogger south west st albans grow your own gardening

And here is what we cooked up with our yummy haul! Little b absolutely loved digging for the potatoes and he loved helping nana pick herbs to go with our meal. It was such a treat for him because we haven’t really grown anything in our garden. We get full on sunshine all day and things just shrivel and die, I know I know, give them water. I do! They still die :/

Anyways, I am well aware of the benefits of growing our own and not just from a growing food perspective, but from a learning opportunity for b. He was so chuffed when he dug up those potatoes and I think it’s brilliant to get them involved at a young age. If/when we move, we are certainly putting in some veggie beds like nana has and we are growing our own veggies.

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18 comments

  1. Hi, I am visiting from the comment you left on my guest post on bringmommycoffee.com. Thank you so much, I love this post. I agree the best part is watching little children dig up veggies, especially potatoes! We have tried to grow tasty potatoes over the last few years. This year I am letting the ground rest, and trying again next year. The photos are amazing,thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness, what a stunning garden. Since they are just down the road, if I had their address I\’d be down there like a shot to hang out ๐Ÿ˜‰ It seems like a wonderful little oasis and an ideal place to spend the weekend relaxing! I\’m a massive gardening fan and would love a garden like that. But having spent years building up my old garden, it comes with time and a LOT of work and dedication so am having to manage my own expectations on the new garden for the next few years.

    Hopefully with some parent-help you\’ll be able to make your new garden wonderful. But speaking from experience, don\’t set your ambitions too high too early. I imagine your parents spend hours caring for their plants and vegetables. I had a veg patch in our old garden and rarely got an optimal crop because I didn\’t invest the time in them every day.

    Keep us posted on what you do when you start work on your new garden thought! And remember to dig in any new beds before the winter so the frost breaks down the soil for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • yep their garden is beautiful and it\’s taken 25 plus years to get like that! you are right, it does come with a lot of hard work. im just not overly keen in gardening really. I want a nice garden though haha! im def going to try and be more motivated in the new place though!

  3. Your parents garden is stunning! I\’m not the best at growing things either, but I\’m trying now I have a \’proper\’ garden. No where near this level though! I\’m sure your mum and dad will be a font of knowledge when you start in a new place xxx
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  4. Wow what a great garden! I\’m the same though the grandparents have fab gardens and mines seen better days. I just can\’t get the motivation to sort it lol. Keep us updated! #justanotherlinky

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