In Sweden, the time between the bird cherries blossoming and the lilac buds bursting is considered early summer at its very best. My birthday happens to be around that time, so I usually take a few days off to potter around in the garden of my archipelago home, digging and planting. Some of the time is earmarked for a trip to the garden centre across the water to buy flowers. There’s a wheelbarrow on the jetty, waiting to be loaded with all the flowers for my lovely greenhouse in the basin behind my home. There’s also a large pond which my son Tobias created as a gift for my 70th birthday. I have such lovely memories of those early summer days “between the bird cherries and lilac bushes blossoming”, it’s my favourite time of year!
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