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Saturday, April 20, 2013

A day in the garden.

I dag har vi hatt en nydelig dag med sol og varme. Perfekt for årets første hagearbeid, så jeg har holdt på i hagen i noen timer i dag og ryddet i bedene.

Sommerfuglene var også ute i solen. Denne lille dagpåfugløye fanget oppmerksomheten min, og jeg fikk tatt noen bilder av den mens den solte seg. Synes skyggen også var stilig :)


We have had the most beautiful day today, warm and sunny. Just perfect for working in the garden, so I have been outside tidying and clearing some of the flower beds.

The sun made the butterflies come out too. This lovely butterfly caught my attention, and I photographed it while it had a little rest on a stone in the sunshine. I love the shadow too :)





Sommerfuglen fikk meg nesten til å glemme hva jeg skulle gjøre ute, men da den fløy avgårde var det bare å sette i gang.
Jeg startet med å rydde bedene langs huset, og kjære vene hvor det så ut. I år skal jeg være flinkere til å rydde litt og klippe ned om høsten også!
Før:


The butterfly almost made me forget my gardening plans, but as it flew away I got started on tidying one of the flower beds by the house.
Oh well, what a mess. This year I am decided to make an effort to do more tidying in the garden in autumn to make the job easier next spring!
Before:


Og etter:

And after:
Etter å ha fjernet fjorårets tørre rester kunne jeg se at mange stauder allerede er på vei opp, bl.a løytnantshjerte og stormarikåpe, samt flere løkblomster :)


When removing the dry remains of last year's foliage I noticed several perennials and bulb shoots breaking through the soil. Among them bleeding hearts, lady's mantles and daffodils :)



Videre rundt hjørnet.
Før:

Further around the corner.
Before:

Og etter:

And after:

I bedet her kryper kveke inn fra plenen, og det var litt av en jobb å luke den bort sammen med frøsådde legevendelrot i bøtter og spann.

In this flower bed coutchgrass keeps creeping in from the lawn, and it was quite a job removing it all along with a gazillion of selfseeded valerian sprouts.


Følger med :)

Following closely :)


Ferdig luket og ryddet.
Her vokser tre busker på rekke, og jeg har tenkt å plante vårkjærminne som bunndekker her. Tror det etterhvert kan bli fint om våren.

Here it's all cleared and weeded.
There are three bushes growing in line here, and I am planning to plant creeping forget-me-not as groundcover. I think a carpet of blue flowers underneath the bushes would be pretty in spring.



Hele veien rundt huset fikk jeg ryddet før jeg ga meg.
I bakgrunnen på dette bildet kan det sees at det er mye å ta tak i også i urtehagen...
Om det blir hagevær i morgen også blir det mer hagejobbing :)


I did tidy and clear out all around the house before I stopped.
In the background in the photo above you can see that there is a lot to do around the herb garden too...
If the weather allows it I will spend tomorrow in the garden too :)

14 comments:

Annuk said...

You did a great job, Hilde! And your furry helper is adorable! :)
The butterfly is quite simply AMAZING!!! It's so beautiful with those bright colors and "eye" motifs!
Have a wonderful, sunny Sunday!
Hugs from Rhodes!

karisma said...

Beautiful pictures. The butterfly is so pretty. Absolutely love the picture of the helpful puppy. Too cute. I am amazed at how the plants re-emerge after all that snow. Nature is so wonderful. xoxox

Hanne Bente said...

Hej Hilde.
Flotte billeder fra din have. Dejligt at gå og "rode" i haven. Elsker billedet af din hund der følger med i hvad du laver. Ønsker dig en god søndag:) Knus Hanne Bente

My Simple Life said...

dear hilde,
you did a great job.love the butterfly photo. but the the photo of the sweet little helper is so cute!!!!!!
happy sunday,
regina

A wondering star said...
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A wondering star said...


Fine hagebilder fra vårhagen.
Nå våkner det til liv i alle kroker og kriker. . Hunden din er så nydelig!
Tenk at du har sett årets første sommerfugl.
Gleder meg til de som har overvintret i vedstablene kommer frem her også.
I går gjødslet jeg rundt med hønsegjødsel. Det lukter litt, men det får vi tåle.
Takk for fb tipset om å så i eggkartonger.
Ha en fin kveld!

Eva said...

Du flittige arbeidsmaur, hva skal jeg si.. Har jo ennå snø i hagen selv om det tiner...

Ha en fin, fin søndag!

Hilde said...

Thank you Anna, Karisma and Regina :) Have a great new week!

Takk hanne Bente, Jorunn og Eva :) Kos dere med våren, og ha en fin uke!

Ali said...

Love your butterfly - I'm a BIG fan of shadows too!
What a lot of hard work in the garden!
Amzing looking at your flowers and butterflies - its as if you live just round the corner!
Ali

Hilde said...

Thank you, Ali. The butterfly shadow really is great isn't it :)

September Violets said...

So much hard work. I used to also think that I would clear out more dead stalks etc in the fall, but each year I notice that the little spring birds that just pass through here on their migration north find all sorts of goodies under the dead stalks ... especially little wood thrushes. So I leave some (well, a lot!) and say it's for the birds ;) Your garden is coming up quickly. I have yet to get going on mine as we keep falling back to 0'c and snow! awful Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Wendy

Dewberry said...

The dog looks great! :) I'd cuddle it!

Barbara said...

Great Job Hilde! I love the photos of the butterflies and your helpers nose!

earthenmagic said...

...thankyoU! ~ for the awesome stroll thru' thine garden! ~ it must be total bliss for thee to be able to play outside after all the snow!...
...may thee enjoy precious spring`ily moments! ~ blessed be!...(0:

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