Everything about Garden is curious about readers' garden life. Madeleine is the Reader of the Month!
You have a cultivation plot of 80 square meters, are you happy with it?
- Yes, it works great as a substitute for the garden I really want. My dream is a house with a glass veranda and a nice garden outside, but so far the lot is good!
What do you grow there?
– Potato, onion, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, perennials. And so I have pioneer and garden iris which is from my grandmother's garden, and one akleja which I smuggled with from America. You are not allowed to bring in plants, so it was wrapped with wet kitchen paper and a plastic bag at the bottom of the suitcase. Now it thrives and feels good! Lavender I have too, although I read somewhere that it is not hardy. Mine has survived three winters now. Unfortunately, mine died lieutenant heart this summer, and nunneörten is also gone.
Do you have a favorite flower?
– Peony. And marigold. At first I did not like them, but sowed some because a friend's birthday in August, and now I think they are great.
Is there something that does not fit into your lot?
– Salad, because I do not eat it. And bristles, I do not like them.
What style is it on the lottery?
- It is a bohemian garden, not so arranged. I take it a little as it becomes, and use things I have or come across. My garden iris stands in an old deck for example. I like Lena Israelsson, because she is also a bit like that, that you take what you have.