Monthly Archives: July 2011

Knowing which clematis is which gets harder every year. It’s not a case of old age in my case (I hope), but it has more to do with losing some clematis each winter to either cold or voles. I keep some kind of records, but I don’t like labels on plants. This means that especially […]

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As promised, the last garden and shopping on  Åland with my fellow members of Blomsterodlingens vänner. Ahvenanmaan viikonloppuni viimeinen puutarha ja shoppailua muiden Blomsterodlingens vänner:eitten kanssa. Mitt veckoslut på Åland med Blomsterodlingens vänner inkluderade ännu en trädgård och shopping! In the picture above / kuvassa yllä / på bilden ovan: a beautiful Geranium collection from […]

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My weekend in Åland with my fellow members of Blomsterodlingens vänner, included three more private gardens that occasionally and by appointment open their doors. A common denominator seemed to be an appreciation of Fuchsias and two out of the three gardens had a really good Kolkwitzia amabilis in flower. The Kolkwitzia is one of those shrubs […]

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Oh, Åland indeed, Åland [ˈoːland], the small group of islands between Finland and Sweden which are a bit special and very beautiful. I visited the islands with Blomsterodlingens vänner i Finland, BOVarna, and as my friends in that club are most likely to read this post, I am going to write mostly in Swedish for a change Kävin […]

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