Our Seychelles Garden (part 1)

Here is our garden

A blank canvas!

A blank canvas!


I’m okay with admitting that it is a state!!  The grass is very very patchy there are weird mounds dotted around the place and the soil is mostly sand!

We have decided that we are going to attempt to do something about it.

In the UK we had a teeny tiny garden in our terraced house that had a little planter running down the side, we grew our own vegetables in there and we loved it

Since we moved here we have wanted to grow our own bananas and for one reason or another, mainly laziness, we haven’t done it.  However that changed this week.

One of our neighbours grow bananas so we got a ‘banana sucker’ from her.

Turns out bananas don’t actually grow on trees, they just look like trees!  They are in fact plants.  So they shoot up what looks like a trunk, grow a bunch of bananas and then that shoot dies, in the mean time other shoots will have (should have) appeared and the new fruit will grow from that!

We have a passionfruit bush growing down the side of the fence which is actually pretty nice and smells gorgeous when it fruits.  It could do with a bit of a tidy up though


As for the rest of our plans.

We will, at some point, be getting some chickens and so will need to build a coop for them.

Also we want to get back to having some of our own vegetables again.  We have some seeds from the UK that we will plant.  I really would like to grow some salad but no idea where to start with that!

Thats it for now, I’ll keep you updated with our banana plant and the rest of our garden improvements 🙂

I’m linking up with mammasauraus for her how does your garden grow linky. Go take a look, you will probably find some people who know what they are talking about and definitely some pretty gardens 🙂

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

26 thoughts on “Our Seychelles Garden (part 1)

    • Thank you!!! I think our garden will mostly be of the edible variety but hopefully still interesting 🙂

  1. I love the idea of picking bananas and passionfruit from the garden, yum! Shame they won’t grow here 🙂 If you want to grow salad leaves you can just put the seeds in a pot of soil and they’ll grow without much effort.
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    • Thanks Kirsty 🙂 I’m so excited to get our first bananas, although if it does work out right we will get rather a lot so I imagine it will banana loaf a plenty in the house (thats not a bad thing, obviously!!!) Glad your kids like chickens, I can’t wait to get ours 🙂 xx

  2. A banana plant? How cool! Posts like this are the reason I love this linky so much – I always learn something new, I assumed they were trees.
    We’ll have to all send you seeds over so you can get lots of lovely lettuce on the go!
    Thanks ever so much for joining in 🙂
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    • Oh my gosh I would love that so so much!!! Its strange but for some reason salad isn’t that available here…you’d think tropical living would involve A LOT of salad….sadly no!

    • Thanks Tracey! I love bananas too 🙂
      We are lucky to have a nice big space. Although it definitely does mean more work haha! X

  3. My fave dish to cook is pork with dried banana flowers and soysauce. You just throw everything in the pan till everything is soft and the banana flower makes everything sweet! OMG! I so miss that dish. Banana flowers not available here in the UK of course so thats a dream dish for me to do and I am reminded of that fave dish cuz of your post =) #HDYGG
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  4. Your garden looks amazing Chantelle! A passion fruit bush? How fancy!! Oh, excited to see what you do with it. We are garden tidying at the moment too so I love noseying at other peoples! Xxx

    • Haha yes we are pretty fancy here…!!! Will look forward to hearing how you get on with yours too lovely xx

    • Thanks Donna, we are going to hold off planting our vegetables for another or so as we realised that it would all be ready when we are in the UK (not ideal!) we will be getting everything ready though!! x

  5. How great to be able to grow a banana plant in your garden, we had one as a house plant once but it grew to big to keep inside. You might be limited by what you can grow in sandy soil, but it bet what you are able to grow, will grow well with all the great weather you get. #hdygg
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