Welcome to our small homestead in Sweden

The Garden

My ambitions for the garden probably exceed my abilities. However, dreams are what keeps me going. First and foremost, I want to create beautiful surroundings for us to live in. Yet, I dare not speak about my ideas to people who tell me «isn’t it enough». But if you have found this website, I hope you might be at least a little bit interested in gardening. So here it is; I hope that in a few years I will be able to have a visitor garden. I’d love to share my garden with other people and to talk about gardening with likeminded people. So, maybe I’ll see you here some time 🙂

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Garden Walks 2022

Chatting about the garden at Bliderud through a series of garden walks from April to July 2022. Images from the pond and the stream.

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Garden-borders

Flower Borders at Bliderud

The garden borders at Bliderud are under development. Some are created from scratch, while others are redesigned. But then again, I assume garden borders never are completely finished.

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Long Flower Border

The long flower border is a combination of small trees, shrubs and perennials. For variation a few annuals are placed here and there every year.

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Flower season kick off

Despite the cold weather, the plants are ready for a new season. Tulips, daffodils and fruit trees are competing for our attention and we’re looking forward to a new season in the garden.

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An Early Spring Garden Tour

It is the end of March 2022 and our garden is in the early awakening stages. This is the first in a series of garden tours which will show the changing seasons and development in our garden.

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Peonies

My grandmother used to grow peonies in Northern Norway. She had just a single plant which was the star and pride of her garden. It fascinated me that

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Garden planning

Planning a garden is not my best quality. Don’t get me wrong, I love planning. Drawing and making plant lists are great fun, and I can spend hour

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We are

A couple that rapidly is reaching the age of retirement. We currently work in Norway and the farm is our retirement plan.
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Garden Walks 2022

Chatting about the garden at Bliderud through a series of garden walks from April to July 2022. Images from the pond and the stream.

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Successes and failures Growing Food

The garden season 2022 is over. To our astonishment, we were harvesting produce, like salad, leek, kale, carrots, and parsnip until the end of November. That is not normal. Yet, it is time to sum up what went well and what we were less successful with this year.

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We Construct a New Building

We have started the build of a workshop, with bathrooms, a large food prepping kitchen and holiday lets. Our budget is 1 mill SEK and we plan to do most of the work ourselves. The building is a major part of our plan to live off the farm and will also have solar panels on the entire roof towards the south.

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