Vegetable Garden

Growing currently are runner beans – and kiftsgate roses curling and sprawling delightfully over the rooftops and the old stone privvy! Everything has been late to start but now things are growing so fast, we must trim the strands and leaves back to afford passage in to the garden! Can you see those baby shoots quickly growing in strength? They will hopefully be on our table as purple-sprouting brocolli and kale come next April. It is amazing that they will keep growing and thriving through the freezing temperatures of the winter, completely unspoiled. That is if the deer are kept at bay!

These kiftsgate roses are lovely, they often remind me something of an english frangipani flower! In appearance, they differ greatly from a usual rose. It is amazing to stand in this small portion of garden and feel the sense of timelessness; how the soil has been ploughed and utilised over how many hundreds of years to grow vegetables and produce, even as methods have changed! In an age where so much is purchased and traded online, often halfway around the world, ’tis lovely to reap the rewards of a self-sustained garden.

Even a good old fashioned compost heap!



  1. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015 / 11:48 am

    I have literally always wanted a vegetable garden! I would love to grow my own carrots and potatoes! Such a great thing to do!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:01 pm

      Hi Lorna! Aw thank you – that's great to hear! Hehe I would love to get carrots and potatoes growing too 😀

  2. Ale
    July 29, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    that's great to see things grow… such a good feeling like nothing else and then you know that you're eating veg without nasties. well done and keep it going! xx

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Hi Ale! Thank you for your lovely comment and encouragement! 😀 xx

  3. Sylvia
    July 29, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    This garden is absolutely breathtaking <3 I wish I had a green thumb so I could grow a garden like this haha, but unfortunately that is not the case! Currently at my home we have a little vineyard growing in our backyard!
    She Will Be

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:06 pm

      Aw thank you Sylvia! You are too kind – that's sounds lovely, to make your own wines and raisins! 😀 xxx

  4. Venus Smileygal
    July 29, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    I have always wanted to have a backyard like this where I can grow flowers and veggies…

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    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:08 pm

      Hi Venus, aw thank you! 😀 a fun thing to do is hold sunflower competitions, where each person is assigned a flower and the tallest growing wins! xx

  5. Carly
    July 29, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Goodness, this garden looks very magical 🙂 I'd love to be able to have a lovely garden to grow vegetables in! xxx

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you Carly! hehe I love old fashioned things as they often have a very magical or 'fairytale' presence to them! 😀 xxx

  6. Aimee Bustillo
    July 29, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    very lovely garden, looks like a great place to hang around and feel the fresh air <3

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    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:14 pm

      Aww thank you Aimee! xx

  7. Rowena @ rolala loves
    July 29, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Your garden is just beautiful! I'm always so envious of people with their own vegetable gardens cause you have the best fresh produce 🙂

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Thanks so much Rowena! 😀 aw, if the caterpillars and deer don't nom them first! Thank you for the lovely comment xx

  8. Rin Handika
    July 29, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    what a cool backyard and i want it, vegetable garden looks so lovely 🙂

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Thanks so much Rin! 😀 xx

  9. Rainbow-Rose Blossom
    July 30, 2015 / 3:46 am

    Your veggie garden is so cool, I can't wait to try one day!

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Aw you should totally try it! 😀 thanks so much! xx

  10. losaway
    July 30, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Nice photos!
    Your blog is great!
    I just followed you on gfc, bloglovin and instagram (losaway)
    Hope you can visit our blog 🙂

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much – and for your follow also! I have followed you back, of course I will! 😀 xx

  11. The Bandwagon Chic
    July 30, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Wow i love having a veggie garden too but I don't know how to make it and it's difficult i here since i'm living in a sandpit.
    No natural soil 🙁

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    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:23 pm

      Aw sandpit sounds lovely too, like a beach! I would love to live somewhere like that, I might miss the country, but I love seaside, city and hot places 😀 I'm sure there are other lovely plants that will grow there and not here, in which case, I am jealous hehe! xD xx

  12. Monique | WritingMonique
    July 30, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Ah! This looks like the best garden ever! I love these photos!

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much Monique! 😀 xx

  13. Unknown
    July 30, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    I love this idea! Runner beans are a great vegetable to have so fresh. I grow a little bit of mint, but when we have our new house I intend to grow potatoes and some other veggie's. Thanks for the post! X

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      Ooh mint is lovely! I adore little herb gardens 😀 let me know how you get on and thanks for the lovely comment! xx

  14. Saloca
    July 30, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    When I get a house with a garden you can be sure I'll try my hand at growing some vegetables! I'm currently attempting to grow a cucumber on my kitchen windowsill – so far so good!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:28 pm

      Hi Saloca – wow that's great! Let me know how you get on, I'm interested in all other peoples gardens also; sounds an amazing idea! xx

  15. alice
    July 30, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I would love to have a vegetable garden, I'm quite jealous of yours aha! Although, I'm not sure how good I would be at keeping everything alive – is everything easy to grow and look after?

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    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      Hi Alice! Aw thank you, hehe I'm much better at outside plants than inside ones! I find it easier in lots of ways, but then you have obstacles like garden creatures to ward away xD it is relatively easy! xx

  16. A British Sparkle
    July 31, 2015 / 8:18 am

    I wish I had a garden… my yard is no match lol xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Kate! Hehe I love a smart yard, you get to have flowerpots and lovely little window gardens! This is my garden back home, we actually don't have a garden in our little flat at the moment, but a little park round the corner 😀 xx

  17. Elle Sees
    July 31, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    i wish i had a green thumb. it looks lovel.y

    • elizabeth
      July 31, 2015 / 1:39 pm

      Ahh thank you Elle! 😀 xx

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