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November, Pots

Secured pots in the greenhouse

If it wasn’t enough that the voles have eaten most of the bulbs in the garden, the bulbs in pots in the greenhouse aren’t even left alone. However, I believe that mice are responsible for the greenhouse pots. Already when the pots with spring bulbs were put there earlier this…

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November, Talks

Frozen leaves and slow steps in November

With slow steps it is easier to see details and changes. See that which suddenly changes to a piece of natural still life from one day to the next. Frozen leaves and petals have a tendency to become autumnal jewels and you have to go slowly forward to find the…

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In the garden, October

Frost

Finally it came, the first frost. Even if it’s sad, that the frost ends the season in a way, i’ts a beautiful thing too, and I love it. Now the last dahlias have done their time for sure and are going to sleep in paperbags in the garage until next…

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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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