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In the garden, October

The garden now

The yellow fever has drifted in over the garden. I’m happy for as long as it lasts, a couple of weeks at least. The summer is but a memory but the garden actually feels warmer as soon as the plants shift from green to a warm, embracing yellow and rusty…

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Bulbs & Tubers, In the garden, October

Winter storage for dahlias

Right now I’m lifting dahlias one after the other. Firstly the ones that have done their bit. Many are still in bloom and I’m struggling with taking them away. Up till the first frost appears most of the ones that still look nice get to stay outside in their pots….

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In the garden, September

The garden now

The garden now at the end of September, in the north of Sweden. Still green with only a few yellowing Hostas and Daylilies so far. Hydrangea, Sanguisorba, Dahlia, Veronika, Clematis, Sedum, Echinacea purpurea,  Scabious, Aster, Astilbe, Aupatorium purpureum, Aconitum hemsleyanum, Bistorta, Artemisia lactiflora ‘Guizhou’, Agastache rugosa, Anemone hupaehensis, Salvia nemorosa,…

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Pots, September

September corner

September and autumn is here. In the cooler air and in the colours which are slowly becoming warmer. The summer is still here. In all flowers and the feeling they give. Love it. Need that. It is protected near the wall of the house. Many of the dahlias will be…

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June

June has passed

The month when spring properly got going with all the tulips and summer time carefully took over the garden. The warmth shone with its lack of presence for most parts, but believe it or not it has all just about caught up. Summer is here and I can feel it…

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In the garden, June

Nuances of green

Between spring and summer, Bird Cherry and Lilac (it’s late this year). Budding, gossamer, light and irresistible. There is no need for anything else right now. The oak is in its lime green stage, the pansies are at their most beautiful and the Dahlias are awaiting the warmer weather. Allium…

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July

Fixed and replanted ‘vole bed’

The infested flowerbed is now dug up, re dug and re planted. When it came down to it, it turned out that most of the plants survived although there were also some big losses. On the other hand it is not certain that they would have survived for long if…

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May

May

May is usually a divided month, even though ‘May’ as a whole has a magical shimmer over it that is longed for in the darkness of winter, like a desperate parched person in the desert looking for water. In April the first careful steps are taken towards spring, with emphasis…

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May

Vole infestation

When your garden suffers from an infestation of voles it is easy to lose your spirit. Some years are called vole years when the infestations are massive. Some have constant issues with voles and some have it now and again. Depending on your situation regarding the extent of the infestation…

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May

In the greenhouse

In the greenhouse it looks like usual at this time a year. Just like it should. It is hard to fit everything in this 14 square meter greenhouse (it would probably still be lacking space even if it was 20 m2…) To make things easier the dahlias have been living…

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April

April

In April it is about the snow melting (goal no.1). Then it is about the ground becoming diggable (goal no.2). After that the goal is for the garden to waken to life and shoot its life signs out through the ground. Like small islands in an ocean of last years…

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