Welcome to our small homestead in Sweden

Planting 1000 Flower Bulbs

This autumn I have treated myself to huge amounts of flower bulbs. Bulbs are expensive to buy, both in Norway and Sweden. When we were in Poland a couple of years ago, I was surprised that the price for flower bulbs was a fraction of what I am used to pay. I bought narcissus, alliums, and crocuses which have performed well. I had hoped to go to Poland to buy more, but due to corona, we’ve not been able to travel.

Nonetheless, I have actually planted more than 1000 bulbs this autumn. I waited until the bulbs were on sale and was able to secure alliums, snowdrops, scillas, tulips, narcissus, and more for up to 80% discount from the Norwegian web shop Plukkselv.no. The sale was in the last week of November and I was nervous as to whether I would be able to get them in the ground in time, particularly since I only have the weekends to plant.

Planting flower bulbs in the last minute

The days were getting colder but I managed to get all the bulbs in the ground in the last weekend of November. That proved to be the absolute chance I had since we had frost a few days later. I was lucky to receive some help from two friends who visited the farm to plant the bulbs.

Since we have problems with deer, I have mainly chosen plants that are deer resistant. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist buying a few tulips, but I have planted most of them in containers. My hope is that I can have some control with when and where I place them. By the way, I have planted more types that these images show.

Waiting for the spring

After some planting, I lost track over where I had planted what. It is difficult to envision the height of the plant together with the time it will perform, whilst taking into consideration that other plants will cover the withering leaves when it has outperformed. Still, I guess I have to wait for the spring to see the result. Since most of what I have bought are perennials (I hope), there is a chance I will have to move some.

Anyway, I can hardly wait for the spring to come.

Click here to share

Please leave a comment:

Legg igjen en kommentar

Din e-postadresse vil ikke bli publisert. Obligatoriske felt er merket med *

Related Articles

flowers_in_june
Flowers
Rita Nordahl
Flowers in June

It has been a hard winter, particularly for our trees and shrubs. However, those that have made it are starting to bloom.

rhubarb harvest
Food
Rita Nordahl
How to Use Rhubarb

May is the time for rhubarb harvest. I have researched ways of using rhubarb, and here is a list of what I have done this year.

duck
Farm Projects
Rita Nordahl
Help; We’ve Got Ducks

Despite telling everybody that we’re never going to have animals on our farm, we now have 12 young ducks. We’ve had them for 3 weeks, and they are doing fine. expanding and reconfiguring several flower beds.

We are

A couple that rapidly is reaching the age of retirement. We currently work in Norway and the farm is our retirement plan.
Favorite stories
duck

Help; We’ve Got Ducks

Despite telling everybody that we’re never going to have animals on our farm, we now have 12 young ducks. We’ve had them for 3 weeks, and they are doing fine. expanding and reconfiguring several flower beds.

Read More
apple-juice

Apple Juice and more

Nothing tastes like natural apple juice. No sugar added. Just pure juice – delicious. Here are descriptions of the two methods I have used to make juice.

Read More
tagetes

Summer Season – Highs and Lows

The summer is usually a busy season. We’ve had lots of visitors and taken time off from our projects. However, the plants have produced an abundance of flowers and food for us to enjoy and preserve.

Read More
Categories