Sunflowers 2020 and beloved quirks

When you see sunflowers, you are in a good mood. At least that’s how I feel. I like it when you walk past front gardens and see them standing tall as a man in the flowerbeds with all kinds of perennials growing at their feet. Not all sunflowers are the same. Seeds are offered for flowers in different shades of yellow, orange and red and there is also a good selection of plants ranging from […]

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Through the lens of gratitude

I am grateful and that is why I am writing a small article about it. I am grateful for our apple tree, which has been doing “its thing” behind the house for a long time. Anything can happen, this apple tree doesn’t let itself be disturbed by (almost) anything and so far it has defied all weather conditions and has put a lot of effort into its blossoms in spring and its sour, green fruits […]

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Autumnal planting

It was time to renew the planting in the large flower pot next to the entrance stairs, as my daisy shrub did not withstand the warm temperatures well and now looked very damaged. I have chosen a cheerful and colourful selection of plants that will certainly look appealing in the coming weeks and will brighten up the autumn weather with fog and wetness. During a spontaneous stroll through the nursery, the first thing I noticed […]

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Wildflower meadows in the garden

Last year my husband started to stop mowing a narrow strip of the front yard with a lawn mower and we allowed this part of the property to grow as it liked. Since our lawn never had golf course quality and wild flowers such as dandelion, white clover and daisies have been growing there since my childhood, we have always had countless flowers between the evergreen leaves of grass. It’ s really interesting to see […]

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First courgette harvest 2020

It’s the simple things in life that bring joy and currently bring a smile to my face. The first courgette harvest from our small vegetable patch is a good example in this year. For me, it’ s always a miracle how a small seed turns into a big, beautiful courgette plant that produces delicious harvests. This year, I’m taking one last run at the “Diamond” variety, an F1 hybrid that is said to be robust […]

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Willows (Salix Caprea “Pendula”) and spring flowers for the terrace

This week I was able to fulfill a small wish that I have cherished for 2-3 years. For our terrace I wanted to combine a willow in a plant pot with spring flowers. After I was able to buy a suitable willow from my trusted gardener at a very good price, I could not be stopped this year and simply had to dare to make this wish come true. Choosing the right flowerpot So after […]

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First signs of early spring

The early spring seems to be getting ready. Today we had 12° C and some sunshine. The first bees were already on their way and made a break on my hellebores. Not only we found the sunshine great – this bee also takes a moment of sunbathing. I didn’t expect the girls to be out this early. Last autumn I put many crocuses in the meadow in the front garden. Thanks to the hard clay […]

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EcoCube – The period in the refrigerator ends

Now it is time to take the wild rose seeds out of the refrigerator. As I already described in my article from 21.12.2019, I’ m trying to grow a wild rose from an EcoCube with plant seeds. The wooden cube has now been in the refrigerator for 3 weeks, according to the planting instructions. 2-3 times I’ ve watered the seeds and put them back in the fridge. It’ s important not to forget the […]

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EcoCube – my attempt to raise a wild rose

This year we have received another small Christmas present from our team leaders and our department manager. This year we were happy to receive an EcoCube. I thought that this could be a great topic for my blog and so together we will find out if we can grow a little rose out of this cube. The EcoCube is a wooden cube with an edge length of about 7.5 cm. A thin cardboard band has […]

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New glass jars for the propagation of cuttings

Only a few days ago I had the idea that I should get 1-2 small vases if I want to propagate houseplants by cuttings in water. Of course this would also work in a water glass or jam jar, but small vases are still missing in our equipment. Today at noon I went for a short stroll to Depot and besides many nice decoration ideas, small vases made of glass are currently offered for sale […]

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