They had a lot of berries and apples in their garden. Grandpa that remembered how it was not to have any food always wanted grandma to cann the fruits to have in winter. Well grandma also remembered how it was not to have alot of food, but realised that they would have cannes of fruit for the rest of their lives if she did that every year. So every summer and autumn grandpa told us that he had sprayed the fruit and berries, so it was dangerous to eat them. Then grandma came and told us that he hadn´t done that for years, so we could eat as much as we wanted :-) It wasn´t easy for grandpa :-) :-)
So in my garden one can see clearly that it´s my grandmas style that is seen there. No straight lines here :-) It´s a mix of small and big plants side by side. If a aquilegia thinks it´s a great place to live in the gravel round my house I let it stay. I do love the dandylions that is everywhere in my garden. Even if I wanted it´s impossible to get rid of them. There are thousands of them in the firelds all around my cottage. So I´m happy everytime they start to flower.
This is a fern I bought two years ago. It shouldn´t be able to survive in my climat, but I haven´t told it that :-) In swedish this is called "Deers tongue".
Well it´s some time untill the dandylions start too bloom, because first the rain has to come down so the spring can start for real :-)