In the garden just now

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The Garden 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

In the garden just now or recently you can see that it is much greener this year than last. We have had (so far) a quite normal Swedish summer. Days with rain and wind and almost chilly, hot days with lots of sun and warmth have passed. Personally I prefer the hot and sunny days, but I also appreciate the rain when it comes as that means that I don’t have to water the garden those days… It has been drier than normal though so we are forbidden to light up grills except in specially designated places.

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Part of the garden 2019. Photo ©nini.tjader.2019

The grass is almost green this year and so is everything else.

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By the birdbath. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The garden is a bit “wild” and unorganized at places. But that is how I like it.

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One of the flowerbeds. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The tagetes planted here to keep the lice away from the rose has become much bigger than I thought it would be. The rose, presently without flowers, is without lice, but just now also without flowers. But new buds are coming so there will be flowers again. In the righthand corner is a large ruccola which I have no idea where it came from… The astilbe here just started blooming. 

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One of the flowerbeds. Photo:©nini.tjader.2019

In the picture above you can see the rose.

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The hostas and echinacea in the flowerbed along my patio. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019
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Echinacea Purpurea Magnus 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The Echinacea Purpurea Magnus are larger than ever this year. And the grew fast. The bumblebees and the butterflies love them.

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At the entrance to the patio and to the left to the backgarden. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The wild wine on the bow that is the entrance to the backgarden is growing fine this year and looking good. The hollyhocks at the front flowerbed are tall as usual. Almost finished blooming now.

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The dark red hollyhock. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

I have several different colors of the hollyhocks. Prevailing are the dark red ones. But there is also one yellow, one pink, one green and pink… You never know from year to year which colors they will get. When finished blooming (after several visits of the large bumblebees) I let the seeds dry on the plant. Then harvest and put them in the ground for next year. Next yer they will have leaves but no flowers. Only the year after that they will bloom.

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Blackberries 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

In the flowerbed by the entrance I have a blackberry-bush. Last year and the year before it got about 2 berries… This year is looking much more promising… Not ready yet but I hope I will get enough for at least one year of blackberry-jam…

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American blueberries. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

My two bushes of American Blueberries in the backgarden also delivers this year. Sweet and large blueberries. I do nothing with them but eat them directly from the bush when they are ripe.

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The flowerbed along the outside of my patio. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The flowerbed along the outside of my patio is all filled up this time of the year. Hard to believe in the spring when you see nothing but some crocus here and the rest looks empty. The white astilbe above has bloomed out already and the echinacea is coming up behind them. The red pelargonias in the boxes along the rail are doing their thing by adding color in the garden.

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Black currants. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The black currants delivered fine this year as well. All picked now and in the freezer.

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Black currants 2019. Photo: ©nini.thjader.2019

Eventually they will become jam and/or a cake or so. I still have black and red currants from last year in the freezer which I will soon do something with.

And I have finally got myself a battery-charged grass-scissor for cutting the edges along the the flowerbeds. I it is a joy to use and SO much faster than a manual scissor. Love it.

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Grass-scissor. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019
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Wine 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The wine is also coming along fine this year. Long before it is ready yet, but looking promising. They do not get big, but the grapes get very sweet.

And it is already August… I wish summer would last for ever.

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The garden 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

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