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GLORY DAYS!

What a beautiful time! Most of the flowers blooms simultaneously and yet there’s more to come. Glory days I tell you! In about a month we live in Copenhagen.  A month ago the thought scared me to death, but now it’s more exciting than scary. I don’t belive it’s healthy to stay at one place for too long. We’ve lived 5 years in Kristiansand and now it’s time to let go. I see a rootless life as a good life. Leaving almost all our material goods behind and have a fresh start.

Cosmos double-click rose from seed.

Cucumber we’ve sown.

Cucumber.

Tomatoes from seed.

Wilma tomatoes from seed.

Helenium from last year.

Malva moschata buds.


White peony.

Apple mint and chocolate Mint.

Can’t get enough.

Crop of mixes salad leaves.

Peony.

Spinage in front, and carrot and salad crop.

Delphinium grandiflorum, also known as siberian larkspur.

Carrot crop.

Squash.

GARDEN DELIGHT

First harvest found place in the middle of june, radish, rucola and salad leaves. The flowers are finally blooming and the vegetable plants are growing bigger as we speak. The green house will be devoted to the cucumbers and tomatoes. The garden still has some secrets to reveal, therefor  the garden posts are not yet done.

Haha, so much for a style blog.  And the proofread function doesn’t work, so if this look dyslectic, it probably is.

I need a drink.

Two different varieties of tomatoes and cucmber.

I’ve been waiting a year and a half for this beauty! Himalayan blue poppy.

Huge paeonia plant. Had to wait until they bloomed this week to see the color, and they turned out to be white. Thank god they’re not red!

A pink lupin I brought home from a walk last summer.

Green house packed with tomatoes and cucumbers.

It’s a shame that I can’t bring this beauty with me to copenhagen. It would take up an entire backseat.

Cucumbers in the back, tomatoes in front.

Fuzzy apple mint leaves.

Astilbe about to bloom.

Rucola crop.

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This is the vegetable bed I made in a previous post. Salad leaves in the middle and carrots on both sides. Spinage, salad, cosmos and sweet pea, runner beans and nasturtium in the pots between the two

vegetable beds.

Robin.

Herbs bed.

Herb bed.

Robin and Anakin.

Lupin leaves.

A red paeoina.

Currently the highlight of the garden.

Still many buds to go.

Almost transparent blue.

As a bud.

First harvets this year. Radishes for sandwiches or salads.

Small and delicious. Really spicy taste.

Delphinium grandiflorum. Hopefully a ‘summer blues’, but looks like a dark shade of blue.

Salad, cosmos and sweet pea, side by side in a pot.

Spinage.

Radish crop.

We planted a squash plant in the middle of the radish crop, that is empty now.

Lupin as a youngster.

Aquilegia vulgaris.

Pansies form last summer and a cosmos.

Himalayan blue poppy with several buds.

GROW YOUR OWN: VEGETABLE OR FLOWER BED

free, fast and eco-friendly vegetable or flower bed

when I’m gardening,  these are my principles: eco-friendly (reduce, reuse, recycle), fun and low-cost.

and this project is all of the above. it’s not even low-cost, it’s free!

most likely you have everything you need in or around your house already.


YOU WILL NEED:

  • a spade
  • a saw
  • drift wood or other wood scraps lying around
  • something to measure with, it can be as simple as a stick.


PLANNING:

find a location in your garden that has the required hours of sun/shade that your plant  need. (just read the packet guidelines.)

measure up where, how big and how deep you want the bed to be. put a stick in every corner of your bed.


EXECUTING:

it’s time get your spade and start digging. start around the edges and move inwards. when you have lifted and turned the soil in the entire bed, you need to remove all the roots and other things you don’t need or want in your bed.

no matter what the original surface are, you need to dig up and turn the soil. also add fertilizer or compost, what ever you use, make sure it’s organic.

the boarders around the bed, can be of any material. for this project I have used old wooden planks.

measure all the sides of your bed and start sawing. one or multiple pieces for each side of the bed.

dig so that the planks fit and support with hard packed soil.

soil is turned. ready to measure the planks.

in the making: bed boarders

done.

I like the rustic look of the wooden planks. it’s a free and natural material, and blends in in most gardens.

made another one. instead of making on big one

I made two small ones, I think smarter to have space to walk and work in between.

I have two varieties of carrots, cucumber and salad leaves

planned for the two beds. both carrots and cucumbers need space, so we might need

to make another one.

every boarder or flower stand in our garden

is made of free and eco-friendly materials.

bed edging for the herbs made of bricks.

entrance to our garden made of bricks and wooden scraps.

you can create patterns of bricks or wood.

one flower bed. a mix of planks and bricks.

this is my favorite flower bed, and the smallest one. I’ve put bicks in a half circle around a beam.

assistant gardener, anakin skywalker.