måndag 14 juli 2014

Garden report and poisonous plants in the jungle

Time flies when I'm busy like a bee. Well the hot weather came in time when I was going back to work, but it's ok to when everybody else are off. I can focus on my projects and get things done. 

Outside the hedge to the right is a field and between the hedge and the field is a strip of meadow grass. I cut the grass with a scythe, wich is unbeliavable heavy. The grass is put in a neat row at our lawn to dry to hay. This will be one of the bunnies staples this winter.

Oskar curiosly decided to go to confirmation camp this summer. Well I do think he was looking forward to some expensive gifts afterwards. I'm glad he did it though, because when you don't want to talk with your parents about serious things this group of kids and adults answer your questions. 

Cute brothers

I decided to go colourful to this event and combined my Fluevogs with paisly patterned tights that matched my newly bought dress from Gudrun Sjöden and a vintage bangle to match the shoes. 

One of the first working days, me and a friend from work went to explore a local jungle not far from my home. It's barely visible, you can't imagine what lies under the green mass. A small gully were a little stream runs through. The water is so shallow that you can walk in rubber boots without problem.

One of the nice plants you can find there is the climbing potato relative; Bittersweet, when I google searched bittersweet they showed pictures from another bush but this is a poisonous climber.

 Another plant that add to the jungle feeling is a massive growth of wild hop. This is one of the reasons this little gully is marked as nature reserve. There is also supposed to be the a habitat of wolfsbane another poisonous flower. But we couldnt find any.

 This is how almost all trees looked like. I wish I could take a plant but since it's a protected area, no.

An old birch covered in birch tickings. I found one on the ground huge as a frying pan.

Next expedition will be at a swamp nearby.

My favourit beverage this time is mojito, alcohol free. I tried one with rum but I missed the distinct taste of lime and mint. Just follow the ordinary recipe but skip the rum.

My snapdragons are in bloom in a vibrant burgundy red colour (looks a little pink here). 

I have three old rose bushes and this beauty is a moss rose called Henri Martin.

 View of one of my beds, not all the flowers are blooming yet.

Today was a perfect day to pick leaves for my garden tea. Black currant, raspberries, red clover and roses is the blend of this summer. I will dry these for winter teas but fresh brewed leaves are the best.

 Another photo of Mme Hardy, it has so many flowers this year. It has been a good winter.

12 kommentarer:

  1. Konfirmationslägren nuförtiden fokuserar på frågor som berör ungdomarna. Min grabb fick åka till Auschwitz under konfirmationen det var en viktig resa för ungdomarna varav några av dem faktiskt inte trodde att det hänt.

    Det är otroligt att se hur fint rosorna blommar i år.


    1. Oj, man har svårt att förstå att det finns människor som inte tror på det. Men det var så längesedan så det finns nästan inga kvar som kan berätta om sina erfarenheter. Auschwitz får aldrig glömmas.

  2. Lovely pictures of nature. I don't have a green thumb at all, but whenever I visit your blog, I find myself wanting to learn to grow things. (I've been completely obsessed with those Black Parrot Tulips since seeing them here.)

    Your boys are adorable!!

    1. A garden needs constat attention. If you have a garden you can start with a small bed and easy plants. Make the bed bigger every year (like I do).

  3. Hoppas han gillade att konfirmeras, själv kommer jag ihåg det som en av de bästa tiderna i livet, fantastiskt rolig grej ^^

    Och bilderna får mig verkligen att tänka på en vacker och mysig djungel :D

  4. Ooo, so pretty! :) My roses and lilies have already been "spent," and I'm waiting for the fall for the next round of roses. It gets too hot and humid here for roses to bloom all summer. Sad really. It's vegetable time, and if I'm not careful I can easily get overwhelmed with produce! HA!

  5. Your flower bed is very beautiful!

  6. What a beautiful wild area, I had always loved exploring such places. Sadly, living in the city means there are no wild forests :<

  7. I love your little forest and all your garden plants! Those fluevogs really are amazing!

  8. Such gorgeous photographs, and I love your bangle and shoes <3

    Your boys are real cuties :)

  9. Så många fina bilder! Din outfit, Belladonna-släktingen, trädgårdsblommorna... Jag önskar att jag kunde komma ihåg att använda kameran (och att jag hade en bättre kamera) lite oftare.

  10. Nu blir kaninerna glada. :)
    Jag har aldrig testat att göra eget te, är det lika gott som det som man köper? Eller, godare kanske? ^^