We have a small border out the front of our house, it isn't much only being about 4 foot by 18 inches but I like to make it look as if it is being cared for. We have 2 rose bushes in there and usually plant something colourful and seasonal in the front. With the chance of late frost dwindling we decided it was time to buy some plants.
We took a trip to the local garden centre which also involved an hour on the soft play, a cup of coffee (for me) and a chocolate brownie (for them) then the Little ones helped to chose some flowers. They went along the rows of plants looking at them intently and smelling them, we decided on some pansies as they were bright, hardy and would flower for a while.
A few days later after they had been sat outside the back door and were starting to wither I suggested to Daddy that he planted them (hee hee) with Little 1 while Little 2 napped.
I recently bought a little gardening set for the Little ones, it came with a snail watering can, little apron, mini trowel, spade and fork and a couple of pots and wooden snail labels, we already had the children's kneeling pad.
Little 1 was keen to don the apron and get stuck in with Daddy.
First they pulled out the remains of the daffodils and the weeds that had popped up over the winter and then they got stuck in with the planting, Little 1 enjoyed digging the holes and popping the pansies out of the tray.
Patting down the last plant and watering them in (very thoroughly!)
She really enjoyed her little bit of gardening, I think I will get some sunflowers to plant in her pots and then out into the garden. What do your children grow?