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Bulbs & Tubers, In Season & Plants

Three apricot dahlias

‘Coronel Bronze’ A quite dark apricot dahlia, but I would not call it orange. The flowers have a wonderful ball shape (ball shaped dahlias are my favourites). Easy having in bouquets or just laying directly on the table. I had two tubers in the buckets last year. This year I will…

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Bulbs & Tubers, In Season & Plants

White dahlias

White flowering dahlias are easy to have in any style of garden since white goes with everything. This year I’m trying a couple of new varieties. White dahlias, as most white flowering plants, has a disadvantage and that is they don’t wither beautifully. I’m solving that by deadheading them quicker than…

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Bulbs & Tubers, Plants

Dark red dahlias

2016 and 2017 was the start of a dark red- and cerise tone theme on the dahlias at my place. A theme I am pretty sure will get to stay. A few varieties where new for me and some I tried the year before. Together they created a nice mix…

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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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Bulbs & Tubers, Pots

Bulbs in pots

It is not at all difficult to plant bulbs in pots and I plant quite a few, especially tulips. This year I’m not going to dare to plant tulips in the flowerbeds at all due to not wanting to feed the voles.  Last winter they devastated a big flowerbed and…

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Perennials

Helleborus

It started with a couple of normal Helleborus Niger when they became easy to get hold of as a flower for Christmas. Pretty quickly the desire for all the oriental ones came and since then I have added more and more new ones every spring. I actually think I can’t…

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Bulbs & Tubers

Wine Eyed Jill

I took a complete chance on Wine Eyed Jill. Quite often it is difficult to see the proper colouration in the image on the package or online. I thought either it will be completely wrong or it will be a variety I’ll like. It is without a doubt one to…

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Bulbs & Tubers, Plants

Allium Karatavienser

It has been a while since I had these small, low growing Allium Karataviense in the garden, or Bollök as they are called in Swedish. Last autumn I rediscovered them. And I am very happy about it. So far only the ones in pots are in bloom. It is the…

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Bulbs & Tubers

Time for dahlias

If you ask me, there is no summer without dahlias. Flower romance at it’s best. To get the flowers to bloom as early as possible it is high time to pot the tubers to start the propagating. You can wait with it, or even do it earlier. I don’t want…

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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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Bulbs & Tubers

Dahlia ‘Dark Spirit’

The dahlia ‘Dark Spirit’ has flowers in the darkest of reds, almost black and with the same softness as a velvet curtain in an old cinema. With small perfect ball shaped flowers. A lot of retailers name them as ‘Ball dahlia’ or ‘Pompom’. Although according to the Swedish Dahlia society…

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Bulbs & Tubers

Dahlia ‘Cafe au Lait’

The dahlia Café au Lait has gained a well deserved popularity during the last few years. It actually feels like it has helped to make all Dahlias appreciated again, not only here in Sweden. Even Sara Raven describes Café au Lait as one of the most popular right now. I…

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