With the typical British summer, Though I love growing our own vegetables in our tiny Garden,I have always found ways not to set my foot in the garden. The back extension has taken a quite a good amount of garden space and hubby’s Hay fever allergy has turned our garden grass into plastic, So all I am left with are some little pots to grow my own veggies!
On Wednesday this week, I received a special delivery and had no clue on what it could be but then I was too excited to see a garden Kit for the little children, time to get some digging done, courtesy of MoneySuperMarket and Little Pal.
We were encouraged to do gardening by Britmums and MoneySuperMarket by sending this lovely gardening kit from Little Pals. it was a sophisticated carry bag with a hand fork, hand trowel, a metal watering can, a pair of gardening gloves and three packets of seeds – pansies, a pretty flower family mix and sunflowers.
I decided to keep it a surprise till the weekend… to protect me from being forced into the garden during school days but I completely forgot to mention it to the man at home and the suspense was no more a suspense when the kids got home!
So, despite the heavy wind, the fun Began with no more waiting and with some exclamations! …“oh! my very own Spade, Oh Oh Oh.. my very own watering Can!!!! haaaaaaaa!!!!… look at the gloves Mama… hmm.. I like it, but why can’t it be a pink one! :)”
Now it is time to get the pots ready, however the top most priority was to stop the fight between the sisters for the spade and the watering can and of course the gloves as well (I let them have one each, a typical mom’s brilliance).
As we soiled, we enjoyed finding little insects and earthworms and discussed about them…. DD2 was an active participant and got herself busy on catching the bugs and insects that seemed moving and tasting some soil (that tightly closed little mouth was filled with soil at that moment)
Seeding time.. we carefully read the instructions and started with Polly pansy. The seeds looked prettier on the little hands and was told they are super cool!
and then they were sparingly been watered not to make them drowned.
We then planted some pretty flower family and some sunflower seeds hoping when it comes up, the slugs and snails wont eat them, time for some egg shells and copper tapes. We showed some grace on a chilly plant that deserved a slightly bigger pot for quite a while and this also proudly joined the little Gardeners pretty garden show.
We labelled everything so we know what they are when they bud! We have entered a bit late into the trial and hope for the sun to shine and flowers grow healthy
So happy to see the kids playing outside in the sun and keeping them away from the gadgets.
Thank you Little Pals. You have Great collections for the little hands.
This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge with MoneySuperMarket