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In the garden

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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April, Pots

To bloom up

In April when it is still mostly brown in the garden, I want nothing more than to help it ’bloom’ during the wait for the green clhorophyl fullness to take over. The splashes of colour that I am ’blooming’ with is firstly frost resistant christmas roses, bulbs and pansies. They…

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April

Spring signs

They fight their way up through the soil. It can still almost be frozen sometimes. Still there is life that is stronger than Aprils whimsical weather with alternating sun, heat, minus degrees, snow and wind. Not a strange thing that you want to lie down flat to be able to see…

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March

Sowing

Normally I would have got started with sowing in the greenhouse by now. I tend to start at the beginning of March with the ones that take the longest, amongst others the favourite Rudbeckia Hirta, but also a few others that vary from year to year.  This year will be…

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September

The dahlia corner

In the corner of the house, the hottest place, I last year created a ‘Dahlia corner’ or a summer staircase for dahlias. It is odd that it took me so many years to realise that it is an ideal place for dahlias. Not only is it warm but also sheltered….

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August, Edible

Beets and beans

My edible repertoire tends to consist of cabbage, sugar snaps, mangold (chard) and lettuce. Occasionally carrots, courgettes and some kind of bean. However, since I don’t have very much space for a vegetable garden it does not become more than that.  It has been a long time since I planted…

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February

Seeds

In February there is not much to do in the garden apart from releasing the bushes from the weight of snow, if there is any. Spring always feels extra far away and winter keeps its grip as if to tell us that it will not be time for the thawing…

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About the garden

About the garden

The garden, as it looks today, has been achieved through the last seven years. We have lived in our house for 20 years but at first there were house renovations & life with small children that had took our time and commitment, the garden had to wait. I think I…

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November

Snow

It is not possible to predict when the snow will come nowadays. It can be extra early, very late or not at all. I would prefer to not have any at all. On the other hand it is necessary to protect the garden from the bitter cold. Around here it…

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June

Last years dark tulips

I have always been extra delighted by dark purple tulips (sometimes called black). In preparation for last year’s tulip season I felt the need for a bit of a change and added more of the dark red ones to the purple that I always plant. The reddest of them was…

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