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13 Apr 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...

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13 Apr 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...

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13 Apr 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...

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13 Apr 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...

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13 Apr 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...

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13 Apr 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!...

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11 Apr 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...

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11 Apr 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...

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29 Mar LEMON NETTLE

LIKE THE FRESH GREEN AND SWEET SCENT THAT LEAVES ON YOUR HANDS WHEN ROLLING A LEAF BETWEEN THEM. LEMON NETTLE, Urtica dioica ...

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29 Mar DOG ROSE

THE BOTANISTS FLORAL DREAM, ALWAYS THERE GROWING IN THOUSANDS, DOES NOT REQUIRE MUCH. DOG ROSE, Rosa canina ...

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