Of course, I want to complain about the weather! This summer is just as bad as summer 2014 was good. The problem is that I am here in Scandinavia for a given amount of time, and that means that I have a lot to do in the garden before I leave for Texas again. But it’s so wet!
Despite deer, elk, snails and an exceptionally cold spring, our garden here at Orust, Sweden are doing surprisingly well. No one has done anything here since I left in October last year, so it’s quite interesting to see what survives without any care at all for eight months. The winter here has been of the mild type, Coldest temperature measured in winter was -9 C (15,8F). That means that roses and other tender plants did not freeze back as much (some plants as the butterfly bushes not at all) as they usually do.
Its weed everywhere of course, but what else can you expect? And at the moment the wet weather makes it less tempting to dig on. Today I’ve tried to go outside three times, but after some minutes it starts raining again. I really hope the weather gets better tomorrow.
Link to how to sow Dianthus barbatus