There has been some exciting stuff going on in our back yard this week. Spring is officially here to stay, and everything is starting to bloom.
Aiding Hugo on the garden mission this week is his friend, Handyman.
Name: Olle Crener ”Handyman”
Lives: Old town, Stockholm
Family: 2 bros and girlfriend. Mom & dad as well.
Works: Sells interior design stuff and furniture at Nordiska Galleriet.
Likes to do in my free time: Painting furniture in our garden and hanging out in Vitabergsparken.
Whats up this week in the garden?
Hugo: Exciting stuff: We now have cutivation collars filled with all kinds of vegetables and good things such as carrots, rucola, spinach and chives, and more is coming up.
We’ve also painted all the outdoor furniture, and planted some sunflowers, tobacco flowers and sage.
While digging we’ve found interesting relics from the 17th century.
The grass has also started to grow back, the spirit has returned.
Today you went to buy beer and more paint and returned with?
Handyman: Beer and pizza. The shopping list was a bit too long.
Hugo: Nicer to buy paint after you’ve had some beer.
This weeks highlight in the garden?
Handyman: The beer and the pizza.
Hugo: To buy all the flowers and seeds, gives you a preview of what’s coming up.
Also, the cherry tree is in full bloom.
And lastly, this week we tune in to?
Hariprasad Chaurasia – Raga Jhinjhoti
Johnny Clarke – African Roots
Junior Mervin – Police & Thieves
The garden in the loomy backyard of the Happy Socks office in Stockholm is in need of a face lift for the upcoming spring and summer, and who could be a better caretaker than our own Happy Gardener, Hugo.
Lives: Södermalm, Stockholm
Family: girlfriend, dog and a beautiful family in the south.
Works: Extra at Beyond Retro and with the Happy Garden.
Likes to do in my free time: Play discs, hanging out in the nature, working in the garden.
What is happening this week in the Happy Garden?
I just planted some herbs in the herb garden: thyme, ginger mint, rosemary and oregano, and some good looking flowers.
I have also been weeding and cleaning all the areas where we will have the vegetable garden with all kinds of vegetables and edible things.
Which plant is this week’s favourite?
The peony I planted at the entrance with purple flowers, it creates a nice entrance and sets the standard. Makes you want to see what’s behind it.
Do you have any invaluable tips to all the gardeners out there?
Find the right vibe, listen to some music, chill out and let the inspiration come to you. Don’t stress it.
What will you be listening to this week?
• Ganja Smuggling – Eek-A-Mouse
• Suzy Wong – Jacob Miller
• Earth’s Rightful Ruler – Augustus Pablo