My outside place 2015

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View of the exit to the outside place from the livingroom. Photo:©nini.tjader.2015

I live on the ground floor, with direct access to my outside place, and then to the garden around it. The outside place just outside the door looks slightly different each year. It all depends on which plants I decide to have there and how to place them.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

There is a small table there of a material that can be outside the year around and doesn’t need any attention. There are also two black chairs. One bought many years ago and the second one years later when Ikea suddenly started to sell them again. They remain outside in rain and snow the year around. You cannot tell which one of them is the oldest.

On the table is a flower tobacco plant, three stones that I use to keep papers put when the wind blows, and a small lantern.

On the railing is one pot with a plant that was very small when I bought it, but it keeps getting bigger. It is a Viola Hederacea. There is also my large November cactus which is out for the summer, and a pot with newly started rucola salad.

Behind the railing is an apple tree that probably came to be there from a seed of an apple that someone at some time threw over the fence. It gets no flowers and therefore no apples. I cut it every autumn so it won’t get too big. But, it has gotten fairly big anyway. It is good sun protection and I hang a sun-charged lamp in it. The yellow honeysuckle is high up in the tree so it looks like the apple tree has yellow flowers. That’s intentional.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

Out to the left is the opening to the garden. Here I have a black bench (Ikea) and black and white plastic carpets. There is also a shelf that holds surplus pots and such, and plants on the top of it. Presently one Mårbacka pelargonia and the blue pansies that I put there already in March. The pansies will soon be removed. They’ve done their thing and do not look all that good any more. On the back of the bench presently stand one pelargonia (which cannot be seen in this picture), a rosemary, a pot with five small chili-plants, a thyme and a basil.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

To the right outside the door my collection of this years plants plus a black plastic chair from Ikea. Among the plants are two olive trees that are out over the summer, my new fig-tree, one lavender, and behind the lavender two chili-plants where the fruits are beginning to show, one large Mårbacka pelargonia originating from the other one. On the red wall a klematis isntead of the cobea I usually have. On the same wall as the honeysuckle, three white pelargonias and a hanging plant with white flowers. In Swedish it is called “femtunga”, in latin scaevola aemula.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

More of the corner to the right. Behind the black chair I keep the mover and some other tools for the garden, under the protection of the two huge honeysuckles that hang on the corner.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

View toward the garden. When I use the bench, I have a mattress and pillows for it.

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Plants outside. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

Above a closer view of the collection of plants.

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“Murder-snail”. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

And when I passed the outside place this afternoon, when the rain made a short pause, to my horror, I found a large snail crawling over the floor… We haven’t had those at our corner before, except very small ones, and I definitely do not want any more of them. “Murder-snails” we call them as they eat just anything that come in their way. Picked it up with the grill-tweezers and sealed it into a small plastic-bag and threw it in the common garbage in the garbage-house… Some cut them to pieces with a scissor, but…

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2 comments

ombonad och fin balkong! 🙂

Tack! Det är faktiskt en uteplats direkt på marken med utgång direkt till trädgårdsområde. Bor i marknivå.

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