Gardening, lately

The teeny ivy plant I bought two years ago as grown into the most beautiful vine. I love how it beautifully cascades down and its variegated leaves. I definitely have a newfound love for the ivy lately and have been using it to make wreaths and incorporating them in my styling (check out my Instagram account if you're interested to see).
Let's have a look at what else is happening on the gardening front, shall we?

The clivias have started flowering (first sign on Spring, perhaps?) Though this year, we won't be getting quite as many as a certain little boy keeps picking the buds when my back is turned...
In terms of edibles, come Spring time, we should be able to harvest our first batch of garden peas! So many flowers and fruits already, I'm rather pleased that they're grown so well despite the cold weather.
Another first for our garden is a romanesco broccoli! It's that strange, alien looking vegetable with pointy spikes that I've always wanted to try , but I've not been able to find at the shops. Earlier this year, I chanced upon two seedlings from a local community garden's open market day and brought them home. It was attacked by snails and bugs but somehow they managed to pull through and produce this flower. I can't wait to dig into this.

 Looks like we will also be expecting some homegrown limes...
 and kale, though why I grew them I don't know. No one in my family likes eating them. Lol.
The vegetable patch is in a stagnant stage at the moment. Nothing is really growing much or producing as is expected in this season. The little boy is growing a bit too quickly for my liking though.
 What is growing in your garden?

22 Responses to Gardening, lately

kidgranny said...

Wow, such a lush garden!! Little A is so lucky to grow up with an edible garden :) That is funny about the kale, haha. I like to stir fry mine with chicken or shrimp, add them to smoothies, or eat them raw in a buddha bowl!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Your garden is really flourishing beautifully Trishie! I love romanesco! It looks cool and tastes great!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Enara Girl said...

Lovely pictures. I don't have garden so nothing is growing in my garden, but I would love to have one. Before I used to have a lot of plants at home. xoxo

Ananka said...

Great photos :-D

Rose said...

The teeny Ivy has grown to be so beautiful. Not teeny anymore.

You have lovely garden. I envy you with big space to grow plants and vegetable. :)

I do not have soil at home; all cemented so I just plant my plants in pots. No need gardening lately. Super lazy as weather is warm and youngest has started his "Terrible 2" stage early with all his tantrum and cheekiness. I am handful with him.

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Your garden is looking so good! We are starting with a sandpit at the moment and just trying to design the garden and plants, I'm all for hardy plants that don't need much water or love to survive!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

I love it that you could still grow flowers and produce even in winter. That little gardener is so guapo!

I have herbs, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and more.

Jennifer Tran said...

Love your little helper, great job growing him =]

Petra said...

I love the reversed season thing. here, everything is slowly turning brown while for you guys things are slowly turning green. wish I had a garden!

burntfeather said...

He is growing so much! Your garden endeavors always inspire me Trishie, though what I'd really love to do is to reach into my screen and pick one of those snowpeas :) :)

AVY said...

The ivy looks like a piece of art.

/Avy

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

Majorly off topic, but...I love your pants!

Jane said...

Beautiful things growing in your garden Trishie! I had no idea limes grew that way. I planted fava beans but we ended up pulling them all out a couple of weeks ago because they would not form. I think it was too hot - we should've waited and had it for fall. We bought some broccoli seeds though and hopefully we can sow and harvest at a proper time.

Sharlynn Ng said...

Ohhh TRISHIE! I'm soooo jealous! I totally want a backyard garden with just a large vegetable bed! I wish I could grow all those vegetables as easily! The soil in our garden here is so different all around our property! It's hard to grow things with the confidence that it will survive with the extreme heat and sometimes huge rain storms! So happy seeing what's growing in your garden! We recently harvested a huge bunch of banana though, it grows just outside out house and loves the dry dry soil.

Anouk said...

How cute is the last photo?! It's interesting to see how plants have a life of their own and change over time. The only plants I take care of are my beloved cacti.

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your garden is so lovely!

Tina Bradley said...

Your little gardener is a doll and growing up so quickly, too! Like you, I adore ivy--have for years! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

akiko hiramatsu said...

Oh!
Lovely garden♡♡
Great photos,trishie!

akiko

Azura Chan said...

Lovely Garden. I like looking at you little gardener, so cute. 😉

Kiss & Make-up said...

Nice garden you have! And what a great little gardening assistant you got there :-) Unfortunately we don't have room for a garden. We have a patio, that's it.

Natalia said...

Garden looks so lovely! Wish I could have one but can't really expect much in Central London! x

rooth said...

Oh my! We just received fresh homegrown cucumbers from my boyfriend's parents and they are mighty tasty