#MyGloriousGardens September Round-up Post

Hello everyone!

This is the September Round-up of #MyGloriousGardens. What a busy month it has been in the old house! Back to school and work, my school had an inspection, my poor mum has been ill and we have been hard at work developing a new part of our garden which is almost ready to share with you! Phew….

This month we had 18 lovely linkers.  I will be sharing these posts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Stumbleupon. I hope that this brings you more blogging love!

Not every linker is commenting on the other blogs so that is something that you may like to do in the next few weeks. Please don’t just link and run. It makes it easier if you could please add the #MyGloriousGardens tag after you comment so that bloggers can see where you came from. Thank you.

Now to the linkers:

Mudcakesandwine

A lovely post about adding annuals via seeds to a border. I think the author was disappointed but I think this border looks great and will possibly reseed itself for next year. A little bit of colour in a dull patch is always welcome! I’m sorry I couldn’t find your name on your blog but welcome to this little community of the blogging world! I hope you can return next month.

thenextbestthingtomummy

Karen posted 2 posts this month. She has worked in Early Years and posted a post about being a childminder as well as a post about The North Devon Mini-run. Thank you Karen for these posts and for linking again this month. I couldn’t find any share buttons on your posts Karen but I have put these on to Twitter and Stumbleupon.

allthingsspliced

Nicola shared a post about her lovely holiday in Cornwall in a caravan with her family. I loved the photographs in her post and it actually looked like she enjoyed good weather! They stopped off at Dyrham Park, one of my favourite places near me, to visit. Thank you Nicola for linking again this month.

Thomasstone.blog

Hello Thomas. Thomas is a regular linker and gives us gardeners lots of great advice! This month he talks about hedge trimming with practical tips and do’s and don’ts which has proved very useful in the old house garden. We have a large beech hedge which is now looking trim and neat!

Growingself

Hello Roda. I am an avid reader of Roda’s blog which is so uplifting and positive. This post is no exception. She always includes beautiful photographs to brighten the soul which you can also find on Instagram for further inspiration. Thank you Roda. I’m glad I was a post-it note reminder for September! Hope to see you again next month.

CandeloBlooms

Jane is a regular so welcome back Jane! I love the fact that Jane lives on the other side of the world so she is just approaching the excitement of Spring whilst we are heading into Autumn. It will be lovely to watch as her growing garden in months to come.

greenfingeredblog

Welcome to Paul as a new linker. Paul’s post is about a visit to a garden I don’t know about called, Kingston Maurward. You know me readers, I love a good garden visit as they were the inspiration behind #MyGloriousGardens. I love the way posts like this one enables us to take away inspiration for our own gardens and this one is no different. Do take a look. Thank you Paul for joining in with the Linky! I hope you pop back next month.

Mypottingbench

Welcome to Craig and his wonderful post on the amazing RHS Wisley. I haven’t been yet but this special garden is on my list! I love the Exotic Garden with its straight lines and central pond….glorious! Thank you for linking this month. We hope to see you again.

30daysofwildparenting

Joshua is a regular linker so thank you for linking this month! I love the way Joshua blogs about jobs that are easy for fellow gardeners to be getting on with and his shed is one such project. I hope to see you again next month.

offtheedgegardening

This is such a cute post about Gill having little helpers in her garden and the lovely nature collection they made into a piece of art. Lovely to have you with us this month, Gill. Hope to see you again.

Vegplotting

Michelle linked last month so thank you for linking again. In this post, Michelle talks about the fact that we can sometimes be too critical of our gardens when we really shouldn’t be! After all this rain, my garden is looking a little windswept but it is still glorious. I’m sure you garden is too. Michelle.

Watching the Daisies

Hello Brigid and thank you for linking again to #MyGloriousGardens. Brigid has linked 2 posts and I love them both. If I had to choose I would say I love seeing her own garden and the changes that the seasons bring. Thank you for linking this month and hope to see you in October.

dogwooddays

Nic was a first time linker so welcome! I loved this post about the benefits at this time of year of having a cutting patch. I must admit that I may have to do this for next year! I love all the colourful Gladioli and Bells of Ireland that Nic is now enjoying in vases in her house. Right…now where is that bulb catalogue? Hope to see you next month, Nic.

Urbanvegpatch

A lovely round-up post from Caro about her garden and its fruit and veg. Like all of us gardeners she is excited about planning for the spring with….seed catalogues! We all love them don’t we? Lovely photographs in this post too.

 

Well that’s all folks…..See you in October.

Just one teaser photo for you….I can’t keep it to myself anymore…..Our new rose garden…almost finished!

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Tips for New Bloggers: Link Parties and which to join.

Link Parties are a great way to help your blog grow. A link party is a place to post your new blog post and read other posts in return. They are hosted by various bloggers and there are lots to choose from. I have a monthly garden one called #MyGloriousGardens.

Calling all Bloggers- Which Link Parties to join 2017

I love joining Linkies. It’s definitely helped me to ‘meet’ new bloggers but also helps your new blog posts to be exposed to more readers. You also ‘get to know’ other bloggers within the community which is also a way to expose your content to new readers as they will often retweet or reblog a great post for you.

Here are my top link parties that I regularly join.

Monday

Reflections From Me

Mummy Times Two
One Messy Mama
Two Tiny Hands

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All Mum Said
My Random Musings
Pink Pear Bear
Tuesday
3 Little Buttons
Mummascribbles
The Tactical Mummy

Mother of Teenagers

Wednesday
My Random Musings

ethannevelyn.com
Real Mum Reviews

 

The Pramshed
Potty Adventures
Thursday

Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

Mummuddlingthrough
Suitcases and Sandcastles
Friday

ethannevelyn.com
Life Love and Dirty Dishes
Post Comment Love

Lucy At Home

Twin Mummy and Daddy
Saturday
Mission Mindfulness
Sunday
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Monthly link Parties
Oldhouseintheshires
This is my Linky and it runs from the 1st of each month and is dedicated to Gardens/Garden reviews/Garden products/outdoor posts. At the end of the month, I post a roundup post of all the entries.
I’m sure there are many more but these are the ones I regularly post to.
I hope you have found this post useful.

#MyGloriousGardens September Link-up Party!

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It’s time for the #MyGloriousGardens September Link up Party!

This is a link party for any posts about being outside, gardens, gardens you may have visited, garden product reviews, days out with you family to a place with a beautiful garden, summer garden posts….basically anything garden related!

The summer hollibobs are coming to an end and the children (and their teachers) are returning to school. I never know where the time goes in the summer holidays! It seems to have whizzed by!

I have visited lots of beautiful gardens in August but I have never been to anywhere as beautiful as Seville! I hope you will enjoy my post. I have also linked up a post about the jobs I plan to do this Autumn.

I can’t wait to read all your amazing posts! So get linking peeps!

Some Guidance for all your lovely linkers!

If are a new linker, the rules are simple…..just click on the blue link up button at the bottom of this screen and it will take you to a new page where you can copy and paste your posts.

If you would like, add the #MyGloriousGardens button to your post -you can find it in my sidebar (widget).

Tweet me @oldhouseinthes1 for a retweet. Retweet any posts you really love.

Spread the linky love by commenting on some of the other bloggers posts, including mine please. Please don’t link and run! It’s not what this party is all about. As a guide, try to comment on the post directly before your and one of the hosts post as a minimum.

I will comment on every post linked up and share on all my social media sites. I have discovered Sumbleupon this month and its directing LOADS of traffic my way! I will put all posts on Stumbleupon as well as Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook -do check out my pages. I always post a round up post after the link party has closed so that you get further traffic from that. What’s not to love!?

Blogger Recognition Award numbers 2, 3 and 4!

I have been nominated three times this week for the Bloggers Recognition Award by the lovely Cherylene over at Living Vs existing,by the equally lovely Roda over at Growing self

Lastly I was also nominated by Catie over at Diary of an imperfect mum

Do go and check out their blogs if you haven’t already found them.

The Blogger Recognition Award is one that fellow bloggers can award each other to spread the blogger love and to acknowledge other bloggers. It’s also a great way to read other blogs and to find new readers for your own blog! Some bloggers prefer not to join in and that’s ok! I always do because it’s all for fun.

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Oldhouseintheshires

I started this blog 9 months ago to document the changes that we had planned for the oldhouse. It quickly evolved into a parenting/educational/garden blog! I tend to blog about things I enjoy and it’s a lovely hobby. I am a teacher and work with Primary aged children in Wiltshire. In 9 months I have learnt so much and “met” so many lovely bloggers’ there is a great community out there!

My advice to new bloggers.

I have written about this here:

Advice to new bloggers

Am I an inbetween blogger?

My nominees are (in no particular order!)

1.Momdeavor

2.Mummybearbaker

3. Lucyathome

4. Motherofteenagers

5. Katiewritesblog

6. Unrewardedgeniuses

7. Rachelmcclary

8. The travellingdiaryofadippydottygirl

9. I am river

10. Vintagefeminist

Have fun!

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#MyGloriousGardens August Round-Up

Here is the August round-up post. I really can’t believe it! Where does the time go??

This month we had 21 link ups so that is amazing!! Thank you to everyone for helping to grow our community and welcome to our new linkers!

I don’t have favourites but I tend to comment on each post. I also share each post on my Facebook page and Tweet on Twitter.  I hope you are getting more views to your posts from this increased exposure.

A polite reminder that you do need to comment on other posts please. The minimum is one of my posts and the one post before yours. Don’t link and run as that is not what this community is all about! If you end your comment with #MyGloriousGardens then I can see immediately who has commented. Thank you. I have also decided to round-up using our names so that we can begin to speak to the person behind the blog!
Here’s the Round-Up

JOHN

John has linked 2 posts this week. The first is definitely a must for new bloggers; a directory of all garden blogs. This is so useful and it is how I found some of my blogging friends. If you are not on this list, you can contact John and he will add you.

The second post was John’s personal garden round-up. I love these posts as I am basically nosey! I like to see what other gardeners are up to!

RACHEL

Rachel posted a great post about her children enjoying a ‘Mud Kitchen’ outside in her garden. I am an Early Years teacher as well as a lover of the outside so this post really appealed to my playful side! I love the mud kitchen ideas that encourage children to explore their world in a different way -Bake Off using mud! Glorious!

MAINY

I loved Mainy’s post about how to use a pallet to create a vegetable garden. This would appeal to so many different people but is especially great for people with a very limited space. A simple yet easy idea and a project that you could do in a day. Thank you for posting Mainy! Check out Mainy’s linky too -it’s a one off linky for the summer.

BRIGID

Brigid is a regular linker so hello Brigid! Thank you for linking 3 posts this month. If have never read any of Brigid’s posts, my favourite was the one you are taken to when you click on her name above. Brigid will often review a garden that she has visited as I often do. The posts linked this month are stunning and I shall add them to my list of places to visit! The last post is the round-up of her own garden in May. Thank you again Brigid!

SARAH

Sarah is a new linker so thank you for joining us Sarah! Sarah’s post was about her own experiences and the effects of a garden and being outside on a person’s health. I so agree with this in every way. I am a Forest School Practitioner and have seen how being outside can be calming yet invigorating for young people. It helps to put the ‘in the moment’ where they can forget about everything else and forget the stresses of everyday life. A lovely, lovely post.

ANN

Ann has linked before and always has posts that are both helpful and informative. This month’s post reminded us that we can plant vertically as well as in the ground and she had some great ideas that would suit any garden. One idea I loved was the little baskets that can be hung from a wall or would equally work on a balcony or conservatory. Thank you Ann for linking this post.

DEBORAH

I love a bit of Whimsy in a garden! I have old chimney pots full of flowers and a tin bath with my bedding in it so this post about using an old chair as a planter was right up my street! It is a very easy project and could be adapted in any garden. Thank you Deborah for joining us this month.

HELENA

Helena is another new linker -hello! Helena has a crafty, lifestyle, parenting blog and linked a super post about creating stone ladybirds for the garden. I love to include little ones in gardening. These are super cute and easy to make! In fact, it reminded me of painting stones with nail polish when mine were young! So lovely to keep too.

NOLEEN

Hello to Noleen; a new linker from Cape Town. Noleen’s post was about how to create a herb garden over a weekend. Her husband made her a herb box using an old pallet which looked amazing! I also loved her photographs of her trip to the local garden centre; it looked very much like my local one her in the UK. Her daughters helped her to plant it up and voila! It looked great. Thanks again Noleen.

JOSHUA

Joshua linked 2 posts this month and both included his cute little girl! I love that Joshua is blogging about gardening but everything he does has a link back to wildlife, hence the title of his blog. His second post talks about his new favourite gardening tool called a ‘Hori Hori Knife’ and how it basically does everything! It looks amazing; I may have to get one. Thank you also to Joshua for writing a link back post about this linky. That was very kind of you!

KAREN

Karen wasn’t sure whether to link her post about helping to bathe her horse from her wheelchair but I think it’s a lovely post and you are very welcome Karen. The love of horses never leaves you I don’t think. I’m not sure I could have washed this massive horse sitting down though! Thank you Karen and hope to see you again.

MICHELLE

Michelle found me but we actually live very close to one another in Wiltshire! How funny this internet malarky is! I love Michelle’s post about finding a frog in her garden. We have hundreds of tiny frogs in the old house garden but I didn’t know that they take 2 years before they breed -thanks Michelle! Lovely wildlife post. Thank you for linking.

THOMAS

Thomas is a professional  horticulturist and gardener from Hampshire. He has rather a lot of expertise so his post, about how to prune our roses, is very welcome! As a newish gardener I can never remember which part to leave and which part to prune. Thank you to Thomas for linking this informative post. Do pop over to his blog. I also learnt about sawfly larvae by reading his blog.

JANE

Jane is a regular linker but funnily enough also linked a post about pruning roses. The only difference is that Jane lives in Australia so is pruning in the Southern Hemisphere! Interesting to see the differences and similarities with the post Thomas posted. Jane offers great advice; she really knows her roses as she has so many in her beautiful garden!

Design

Thank you again for linking up for the August #MyGloriousGardens Link party. I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts.

Sophie

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#MyGloriousGardens August Link up Party!

Can you believe it? It’s August! It’s time for the #MyGloriousGardens August Link up Party!

This is a link party for any posts about being outside, gardens, gardens you may have visited, garden product reviews, days out with you family to a place with a beautiful garden, summer garden posts….basically anything garden related!

Design

If are a new linker, the rules are simple…..just click on the blue link up button at the bottom of this screen and it will take you to a new page where you can copy and paste your posts.

If you would like, add the #MyGloriousGardens button to your post -you can find it in my sidebar (widget).

Tweet me @oldhouseinthes1 for a retweet. Retweet any posts you really love.

Spread the linky love by commenting on some of the other bloggers posts, including mine please.

I will comment on every post linked up and share on all my social media sites.

Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you to Roda for nominating me for The Real Neat Blog Award!  Roda blogs at Growing Self and is one of those bloggers you end up chatting to as you find you have a lot in common! Here is the link to her blog:

Roda’s Blog

How Does It Work:

Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog

  •  Answer the 7 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  •  Nominate 7 new blogs to receive the award and write them 7 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Real Neat Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

The Old House Nominations:

*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following 7 blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  I have selected some old friends and some new favorites!  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…♥

                1. Lucyathome 
                2. The Travelling Diary of a dippy dotty girl
                3. Happy Wise Owl
                4. Emmas Allotment Blog
                5. I am River
                6. Stimulating Learning
                7. Lisapomerantzster

Roda’s Questions for me:

1) Paper or Plastic?

Paper! Plastic is the evil of the environment and I try not to use any. I avoid food that is packaged too much in plastic and I recycle all. Paper can be composted!

2) If you could transform into any animal, what would it be?

Great question! It would have to be my dog! I would love to see my world through her eyes.

3) Who is your historical soul mate?

That’s a tough one. There are so many figures from history that I admire but one that is my soul mate? How about Tsarina Alexandria of Russia who died in 1918…..I think I just want to wear her clothes! Is that bad?

4) Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Country mouse without a doubt. Give me trees, flowers, fields and wildlife any day!

5) What is your favorite vegetable?

I love lots of vegetables so I would have to name the ones I don’t like? I don’t like artichoke or red onions.

6) Favorite book?

So many choices……I’ve recently read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck which I missed when devouring the classics in my late teens. My daughter is taking English Literature and I am enjoying reading some of the books on her reading list! I think my favourite would have to be a children’s book though -The Gruffalo perhaps.

7) Why do you write?

Because I love it! I really didn’t think I would take to it as much as I have. After 7 months, that feeling hasn’t gone away – the one where an idea excites me!

My Questions:

  1. If money was no object, where would you go next on holiday?
  2. What makes you happy and why?
  3. What is so neat about your blog?
  4. What would you do on a “perfect” day?
  5. What would you say was the turning point in your life so far?
  6. What motivates you to continue blogging?
  7. What are your plans for the summer?

I am celebrating having 1000 followers too this week (now at 1124)  so I’m thrilled that people are enjoying my blog! Thank you so much everyone! You are all awesome!

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