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WHEN INSPIRATION TAKES OVER…

Things don´t always turn out as planned, organized and prepared as you wish. Sometimes inspiration takes over and suddenly you´re there with hands in the soil or pots and pans in your finest shirt or cashmere sweater. An apron has saved many situations - and...

PINE OIL SOAP – THE UNIVERSAL CLEANER

YARD Etc's Pine oil soap is perfect for so many things!  Scrub the floors, the greenhouse, the tools, the pots, the outdoor furniture and the pets. Our dog is less fond of this dog shower, but the result is great. Now he smells as clean...

NOBEL PRIZE IN GARDEN LITERATURE

Hooray! We are so proud of our colleague Tina Råman at YARD. Her book Gödsel (Dünger in German, Good Soil in English) has been awarded by the well renowned DDG, Deutsche Gartenbau-Gesellschaft, to Germany's best garden book 2017. The winner was announced today in a...

SPRING SNEAK PEEK

Longing for spring? Cut some nice twigs with buds on them and put in water indoors. And voilà, you have a sneak peek of May already in March! Cherries, pears, blackberries, forsythia, well you can cut almost everything that blooms in the spring. The Magnolia...

HAPPY EASTER!

We love multifunction. Cherry blossoms and Easter feathers in one for example. Or cleaning and moisturising at the same time as in YARD Etc's hand scrub. Though what we really want to say is: Happy Easter! We wish you lots of eggs, lovely conversations and...

RANUNCULUS WE LOVE!

A clean vase of pure water prolongs the life of your cut flowers. YARD Etc's detergent cleans perfectly and at the same time it's kind to hands and nature. The fine scent of lemon nettle makes doing the dishes a bit more fun. Always replace the...

DOING THE DISHES IS FUN, TRUST US!

It is actually a myth that doing the dishes is boring! Put some great music on, turn the lights down low and use Yard etc´s Washing up liquid. Doing dishes by hand is slow-living at its best. It´s meditative and relaxing. Great as partner therapy...

GIANT VERBENA

Summer´s “must have” in the garden is the Giant Verbena Verbena Bonariensis. The seeds take a long time to sprout and often need to be cold-treated (stratified), so you need to start on time! We do it like this: put the seeds in sowing soil...

MARMALADE HAPPY

Really wish we could harvest lemons and oranges here in Sweden ...

GREEN PLANT SHOWER

The toughest time for our indoor plants is usually this time of year. Before the light has fully returned, after a long time in darker and dry climate. Wait for a few weeks to start fertilising and gradually increase the dose of both water and...

BIRDIE NAM NAM!

This time of year, birds have difficulty finding food and are sooo happy for each contribution. Give them left over bread and overripe fruit instead of throwing it in the bin. Different birds have different tastes, so read more about it if you have wish...

FIREWOOD

Nerdy as we are, we fixed the perfect pile of firewood to our large fireplace. Proper wooden logs of birch cropped in lengths of 43-45 cm, roughly split and dried to a moisture content of 16%. The scratches obtained after a good day´s stacking will...

SKIN RESTORING CREAM

A beautiful winter weekend cutting firewood, sowing seeds and making snowballs. Cold weather along with snow crystals make hands chapped and dry. Give them a royal treatment with our Skin Restoring Cream and they´ll become as new again!...

Introducing Yard ETC Garden Furniture

Garden furniture is really important for the joy of gardening. The functionality and stability has to be there and they need to be durable so you don´t have to be too careful with them. They are also important in creating a nice atmosphere where you...

Groundwork for good greens

In springtime the greens grows most. Just like bears the plants wake up with growling stomachs. With the base fertilizing you fill up the supplies for the season. Some plants, trees and bushes Is happy with that – but some require more during the summer. Stable...

Get them early

If you are lazy, or just smart and efficient, now is the time to make an effort in the garden. Then you can rock in the hammock when others toil and sweat in the summer. This time of year all in the garden is fragile and...

SOS for midsummer

Now I put them in the soil, the tasty spuds. We don’t have any place for them yet, so we plant them in a bucket. You can do that on a balcony as well. A bucket of potatoes equals a meal. Not much but enough...

Your Guide to Urban Gardening

It’s growing. Everywhere. In the pots on window boards and in balcony flower boxes. In gardens and porches. In greenhouses and allotments. But also on sidewalks, flowerbeds and cracks in the concrete and on the rooftops near the sun. It’s growing everywhere. More and more of us...

Springtime for gardening

Finally! Now it's here, so very looked-for - The spring! The light has returned and buds growing by the day. Snowdrops and hellebores are blooming here in Varberg. Winter rest is over and the gardening flowers in greenhouses, on balconies and window sills....