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Bulbs & Tubers

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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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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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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‘White Perfection’

A delightful all white Dahlia is White perfection. It’s flowers are just as big as the Café au lait ones and belong to the same variety. It is very nice as a cut flower and makes a bouquet full quickly. It also has a given place as a single flower…

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Winter Aconite

Here, the time of spring bulbs indoors is like a substitute for spring that will still take several weeks, sometimes months to come. The wait is merciless. I have always wanted a piece of lawn somewhere in the garden to elude winter. I don’t know how many years it has…

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