Persons

Maria’s design

An eye for good taste. Calm, harmonious and simple. Thought through, long term and contemporary. Yes, that’s kind of how I would like to describe Maria Dremo Sundström’s, or ‘Maria på Almbackens’’ style when it comes to do with gardens. Maria and I have been blogging friends for many years,…

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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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Books

Inspiration spring gardens

So, this book… 375 pages full to the brim with the most beautiful spring, by Claus Dalby. I can’t recall how many times I have returned to it for inspiration. Besides a look into to Claus’ own delightful spring garden he has also visited a big number of other amazing…

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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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Gardens

Borde Hill Garden

A sunny day in May a few years ago I visited Borde Hill Garden in Sussex, England. A cosy garden with charming greenhouses, beautiful buildings, grand views and hidden corners. Borden Hill Garden also has one of the world’s most extensive private collections of bushes and trees. The main building…

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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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Bouqets & Decorations

The smallest vases are ready

It works if you make them small. Out of the gardens early bloomers you can make some sweet bouquets. The smallest vases are standing ready to be filled with snowdrops, beautiful Primula aurikla, Curidalis solida ’Fumewort’, Christmas roses, twigs that have become green in vases indoors and a few forced…

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Gardens, Gardens & Places, Persons

Sanda Cottage

To visit Sanda cottage, or Veronica and Stefans garden outside Stockholm, is like stepping into a different world. A world where passion and eagerness to create their own paradise on earth is the fuel that drives them to spend a big part of their free time in the garden.The fact…

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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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Books

Book tip about Dahlias

A new edition of Elisabeth Svalin Gunnarson’s book about Dahlias, from 2010 has just been released. Here you can read about everything from the interesting history of the Dahlias, the varieties and botany to cultivation advice, pests and diseases. The Dahlias have finally become popular and appreciated again after being…

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