Saturday, March 21, 2009

I have to appologise to our meteorologists today, because we did get sunshine today :-) But to be honest it didn´t seeme like it when I woke up. The clouds lay low and was really thik so it didn´t look like it would be the warmest day here this year. No wind to speak about and it got up to 10C (50F) warm.

This one we call "Lieutenant heart", but I think You call it "Bleeding heart" in english.They willbloom in late spring and a long time in to summer.

I took the chance to get rid of some weed from my cacti flowerbed. That is always a painful thing to do :-) I have picked thornes out from my fingers all afternoon now. Many cacti are hardy enough to grow here in sweden, if one only plantes them in sand and preferably sheltered from our quite frekvent winter rains. My stands to shady so they wount get to bloom there, so I have to move them to a better place I think. The problem is to shelter all animals from their thornes. They don´t know what a cacti is, so they walk right on them.

I have four kind of cacti in my garden. They all look miserable after winter but soon they´ll look just fine. I have mine a little bit to dark, so they wount bloom.

Yesterday it was the Vernal equinox and then the day was as many hours all over the world, twelve hours I think it is. But now we in the north is going to get longer and longer time with daylight. Way up north they wount even get dark at all in the summer. The sun then never gets down at all. Here there will be at least four hors with darkness in summer and wery long dawn and dusk.

Teodor and Bertil does enjoy the sunshine. I´m happy that the brothers era still very good friends.

Well now I´m going to enjoy some more sunshine, one never knows when that will happen again :-)
Be good!

My snowdrops in full bloom! At some places they spread like weed, but here they become no more or less than always.


woody said...

So nice your garden is coming to life with the spring weather. The snow drops are real nice. Sadly I am not much of a gardener but I do enjoy seeing the flowers and gardens of others.My mother used to grow quite a few cactus in the house and my brother and I were always getting stuck by them.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
Yes it´s nice when the garden slowly comming to life again. But it´s awful pulling away weeds amongst the cactuses :-) I have a really big in my kitchen window that I´m afraid of :-) I think that it really wants to hurt me on purpose :-)
Have a nice saturday now!

NinaH said...

It hurts to be cacti freak!;-)
Hope you had a lovely day together with Teodor & Bertil?!;-)
Lovely snowdrops!
Have to ask you: Is this the blog you´re gonna use from now on?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Christer..I am not a fan of the cactus..however I do have a lovely succulent on my front porch. NO thorns. If I had one I would surely have a thorn in no time. I owned one once and I was always getting stuck. Outside I can see your concern that animals might step on one.
I bought some blooming bulbs today and am not sure I can even spell the name of them but they are not half as lovely as your snowdrops.
Have a wonderful Sunday. :)
Thank you for all of your encouagement. I am continuing to write and who day I just might have a book. :) I am having a wonderful time writing it.
I find it difficult to do anything else and have to drag myself away from it at night. I won't post it anymore..for obvious reasons..but it has been a joy. Again. Thanks so much for helping me make up my mind to continue. :) You have been great!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
Yes it truly hurts :-)
No I´m going to write in my other blog as soon something happens in my garden. Perhaps in a week or two I think.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Any bulbs are beautiful :-) But I do have to agree that snowdrops are something else. Perhaps only because they are the first to bloom?
Those thorns are hard enough to pick out from my own hands, can´t even imagine how it would be picking them out from my dogs and cats :-) Not to forget abot the wild animals, then it has to grow out by it self.

Glad of being of some help :-)