Growing my own with Wyevale Garden Centres











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I wouldn’t call myself particularly green fingered. In fact, for a while I thought my fingers were the kiss of death for any plant – especially orchids. And basil. Even the weeds I cultivated last Summer looked sorry for themselves.

So it was with great excitement that I accepted the challenge set for me, by Wyevale Garden Centres – to grow my own produce at my London flat, which (hopefully) I should be able to actually EAT in a few weeks…

Having already watched hours and hours of The Good Life, I know that one of the main ingredients to success in this department is a great pair of dungarees, and you’ll be pleased to know that these, I have.


Fresh mint - Wyevale Garden Centre

Soon to be (hopefully!) delicious tomatoes – perfect for Summer salads (Sandals: Saltwater)


Wyevale Garden Centre

Fresh mint…

I am also now completely kitted out with pots, plants, bamboo canes and all kinds of little tools I didn’t know I needed… but it turns out, I do. I really, really do…


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre

I have never planted seeds before, and I found the whole process really rather therapeutic. The sun was out, the radio was on and I pottered about my balcony, making tiny holes in trays of soil and feeling as though I was contributing something rather small and beautiful to the world.


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre

I planted aubergines, hot peppers, mint and tomatoes… and I can taste my delicious Summer salad already!

Wyevale Garden Centres stock everything you could possibly imagine or require to start your own Grow Your Own garden… have a look on their website to find your nearest centre…


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre


Wyevale Garden Centre

My little home-grown herb and veggie garden…(isn’t the temporary greenhouse clever?!)

I have been carefully watering, chatting and reading stories to my plants for two weeks now and I’ll be keeping you up to date with my progress.

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And even if all I manage to grow is one little tomato, I’d be very pleased with myself! But peeking outside onto my little balcony now, I think I may end up being pleasantly surprised….

Watch this space!

This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic 😉

//Written in collaboration with Wyevale Garden Centres

One Comment

  1. I’ve been planning on doing this too with all those Wahaca chilli seeds I keep getting from eating there (way too much) – you’ve just given me some much needed inspiration to actually get started and go get myself some soil and pots!
    Looking forward to seeing how yours turn out! 🙂
    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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