We have a couple of different species of Butter cups here in Sweden and this one is one of the nicer that doesn´t spread that much, Ranunculus acris. It grows just beside the door to my wood shed/dog yard/garage. All pictures can be enlargend by clicking on them.
I was sitting and thinking about my comming pond projekt last evening and wondered about how much rubber carpet (or should I say rubber cloth?) I had to buy. I know there´s a mathematic formula that goes something like the length x width x depth times two and then some extra to the pond edges. So I went online and found an internet store (they have a regular store too) that already had that formula in the webbsite. So I wrote down the measurements I wanted and the site told me I needed 16 square meters of the carpet. But it sounds rather much to me. When I count it my self I would only need half that size. But I ordered from them anyway. If there´s to much of it I can simply dig another small pond somewhere else in the garden.
They´ll send my order already today, so with a bit of luck I´ll have the order here by Friday. The weather will not allow me to start digging until earliest next Monday and it´ll take some time to get it finished due to my bad hip and leg. But I´m in no hurry and have all summer to get it finished. Later I have to buy a waterpump with filter too, so the water stays clear all the time. Since I´m planning to have the pond in a rather shadowy place I´m not worried that it will be to much of algies in the pond. At least not as long as I don´t have fish or other animals (like frogs for instance) in it. I´ll show You pictures so You can se how things progress with it.
Some parts of my garden looks rather like somewhere out in the forest. I let the plants take care of them selves and they create the most beautiful combinations. Like here with yellow filled Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus) and blue Forgetmenots.
This is a flowerbed I haven´t taken care of for years, so now there´s almost only weeds in it. But it´s sort of beautiful anyway. But I think I´ll take care of it this summer, nettles has started to grow there and they can be really difficult to get rid of.
A primula I got on a plants exchanging day last year. Rather beautiful don´t You think?
Aquilegias can look as they please, this one had a 'Nora Barlow' as one of its parents.
It was sunny when I woke up and we had some sun during our morning walk too. But now the clouds lay thick and one almost can feel how the rain just hangs in the air waiting to get permission to fall down. The heavy rains wount come until tomorrow but, the weather doesn´t invite to outdoor activities as it is right now either, even if it´s rather warm. It´ll be a day of lazyness and relaxing instead I think. It´s to early and warm to start a fire in the stove, but it´s never to early for a pot of tea.
Have a great day now!
Have a great day now!
The Welsh poppy, Mecenopsis cambrica, is said to be a weed but not here unfortunally.
The Oriental poppy, Papaver orientale is a weed however. I´ve tried for years to get rid of it and has now given up :-) It´s beautiful for a day or so and after that it´s just plain uggly. I know some people are jelaouse of me just because they want it but only dies for them :-)