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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Bulbs & Tubers

‘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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Nurseries & Garden Centers

Petersham Nurseries

In Richmond, south west of London lies a pearl. Petersham Nurseries. I had heard a lot about this place. A few years ago, in connection to the Chelsea flower show, we rented a car and headed out on a roadtrip. The first stop was the Petersham Nursery. You can get…

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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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Roses

‘Crocus Rose’

Crocus (Emanuel) is a repeat flowering rose bred by David Austin. In my garden it blooms in the late summer and early autumn, most likely due to its half shaded spot. An incredibly beautiful rose with a colour that is hard to describe. Mr Austin classifies it as yellow but…

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Bulbs & Tubers

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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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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Bouqets & Decorations

Spring feeling in small vases

Generous and grand bouquets have their own realm of experience, luxury and grandeur. Flowers in small displays can be just as enchanting. A branch of  fragrant mimosa, a few grape-hyacinths, a ranunculus or a tulip together with some branches of green in its simplicity.  Sweet minimalist bouquets and sheer elegance….

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October

Frost

When the first frost catches you unawares, as it always does, the garden is in full bloom and could have stayed that way for several more weeks. My goal is always to do my utmost to prolong the season by doing anything possible from having early flowering plants to those…

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Gardens

Sofiero

It was not until their 150th anniversary that I managed to go to Sofiero. For a northerner it is quite a way to go. The weather turned into a warm midsummer heat wave and it became an amazing visit. A wonderful garden and many gardening friends with lots of hugs….

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Okategoriserade

A Wreath of Eucalyptus

I do not believe there is a more beautiful wreath for indoor use. Eucalyptus dries and stays nice for a long time. All you need is a sizeable bunch of Eucalyptus, a simple steel wire armature and some nice cotton yarn. The wreath looks good outdoors as well. In the…

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