Gardening with Kids – Ordinary Moments.

I have never been much of a green-fingered person. In fact, I’ve always considered myself a bit of an anti-green fingered person. For some unknown-to-me-reason plants always, always die on me! Yes, before you ask I do water them! Perhaps I over-water them and that’s my problem? Clearly leading to their painful withering death. But, ignoring my past of being a plant-killer one of the non-green-fingered folk, I’ve decided to give it a try….again and this time with some sweet peas and apple blossoms! Plus, I think gardening with kids is loads of fun and makes for great little memories for them to store in their beautiful little minds.

I picked up a few adorable little plant pots from B&M {I love that place for summer/garden stock!} and I picked up some plant seeds from a local Poundland {4 for a £1!} and finally all we needed now, was soil. Nothing a quick visit to the local garden centre wouldn’t fix! As well as a little pot and plant ornament for Annabelles ‘plant me’ wildflower seeds that she got along with her gorgeous Gecko Clothing Wildlife dungarees that I’ll share with you soon.

So we were all set, all I needed now was a few helpers.
f2558720 snippets3f2560064 snippets4Ellie being eager to help was a given, she loves doing things like this, but seeing Annabelle really enjoy it as well made my day. I loved watching them both spoon soil into the pots, hand each other some seeds {Ellie always counting to help Annabelle learn} and pop them into the soil. Little fingers getting dirty and smiles on their faces as they know they did a good job. It was a complete and utter joy to watch.
f2561408 f2569664f2568256 f2583808And guess what….not 5 days later we had these little beauties and they are keen to grow too because they are doing it at lightning speed! I think because we planted these a little late on in the ‘planting season’ they are determined to catch up!

I’ve no idea if these flowers we’re growing are for the outdoors {I really should have checked, and I hope they are!} because by the speed of their growth, we’ll be moving them into the front garden into bigger pots in no time!
Sweet peas, Candytufts and wildflowers galore! I cannot wait to see them bloom! However…I even bought some gorgeous Apple blossoms from my local green grocer too! Am I hooked? Perhaps! Let’s see if these live first! 😉

What was the last thing you planted? 



  1. 05/07/2015 / 8:30 AM

    How lovely ! I have a series running at the moment called little green fingers – we have been doing a lot of this lately as the children love it #OrdinaryMoments

    • 05/07/2015 / 8:41 AM

      Hi there, Oh then this would be perfect to link up to it! Not that we do this often, but I’m hoping too! x

  2. Katie @mummydaddyme
    05/07/2015 / 2:19 PM

    Love this Debs. Like you (and weirdly I mentioned it in my post this week too) I am seriously not green fingered. I wouldn’t go as far to say I was a plant murderer like you (haha!) but I am not good in the garden at all. But our aim for this Summer is to make our garden nice and a place we want to relax in. I need me some helpers like you have though! 😉 x

    • 05/07/2015 / 5:46 PM

      I think I just don’t know what should be planted with what really. lol! Like you, I’m not good in the garden at all but I would love to be better! Hopefully we’ll both have our pretty gardens by the end of the summer! 😉 x

  3. Mummy Vs Work
    05/07/2015 / 8:36 PM

    Good luck with the plants, I’m awful at keeping plants alive but hoping in the next year or so we might have our own vegtable patch, if i am able to keep anything alive!

    • 05/07/2015 / 8:39 PM

      Oh, good luck! We have a spot for that out our back but I don’t know the first thing about growing our own veggie patch. That doesn’t stop me wanting to give it a go though, lol!

  4. Carie
    05/07/2015 / 9:24 PM

    Fingers crossed they grow – I’m pretty clueless about plants but this year for the first time we’re making a go of the garden and I’m enjoying what we’ve grown (and eaten) so far!

  5. 05/07/2015 / 10:55 PM

    Some of my favourite memories from childhood involve gardening with my parents. This is such a lovely post and an ordinary moment I am sure you will continue for years to come x

    • 06/07/2015 / 7:32 AM

      Aww that’s lovely that you have that memory! Mine was all guns and army fluff, lol! This whole gardening side is very new but also very fun!! x

  6. 06/07/2015 / 2:20 PM

    Oh I have that effect on plants too! I would love to grow some veg with Baby though. Hope yours live! xx

    • 06/07/2015 / 2:26 PM

      Haha, thank you! I think I’d love to give strawberries a go! As my girls go through them like termites, lol! xx

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