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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Gardening Full Time

After my retirement last Autumn, I am finally gardening full time. As usual, I’m too ambitious for my own good. I sown more seed than previous years and I’m expanding and reconfiguring several flower beds.

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Dreaming about Summer

While the snow piles down and the temperature creeps down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, it is good to think about the summer ahead as well as the summer past. Here, I have put together a film and nice images from the garden last summer.

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Gardening with an excavator and two tractors

Some people claim that you can do almost anything with a tractor and an excavator. During 2022, we have done a lot of gardening with an excavator. We have created a large fire pit behind the house as well as creating a new flower bed and planting.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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With a Little Help From our Friends

Finishing the roof on our new build has taken time, but with the help from neighbours, family and friends, the roof is finally complete. All of us have been challenged to do things we have never tried before. The «boys» have laid solar panels and roof tiles and the «girls» have handled power tools and new trades.

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