Hi there, I just had to share the success of my hanging baskets with you – and it's all down to Richard Jackson's Flower Power!
I wish I had taken some photos before because the trailing petunias I used were tiny, and it didn't help that I shut one of them in the boot of the car and was half headless by the time I got home!
My husband (who has become gardening mad since we moved house, and is even now mowing stripes into the lawn) has been using flower power religiously over the last few weeks – and the results are nothing short of spectacular!
We have a great gardening relationship; I'm garden design, my husband is garden maintenance, and Richard Jackson adds the magic! With a bit of luck we'll get some great weather now the schools have broken up.
My son left primary school, which was all very emotional. He had to give a speech at his leaving assembly and he ended with the saying "It's nice to be important, but it's much more important to be nice," which is something we say a lot in our family and it made me so proud. He is growing up so fast, and hopefully into a lovely young man, fingers crossed!
We kicked off our summer with a trip to Alton Towers. The rides there are amazing, real thrill-seeking stuff. I loved 'Rita' which was so fast, and Nemesis – OMG! We then all went on 13, even Cassidy who is only seven! Obviously I can't give away the secret of 13 because nobody ever does, but it really is a rollercoaster the likes of which I've never been on before. Arghhhhhhhhhh!
Anyway, have a great summer. Let's have any ideas of days out to keep the little ones occupied, and with a bit of luck we'll get some sunshine!