Sunday, April 25, 2010
Today is one of those days when I don´t know what to do or if I want to do anything. It´s farly warm outside, but thin clouds hinders the sun to really make it nice and warm. I have plenty of books to read and plenty of DVD:s to see if I want to, but it feels like I´m waisting a good day if I stay inside to do any of that.
I don´t have that much to do outside though. It is a bit early to mowe the lawn yet, but I´ll most probably have to do it in the middle of next week. I have some small plants in pots that could use a bigger pot or to be planted in the garden. But I don´t know where I want them yet. I also have smaller tress that I sowed two years ago. I´ve put them in bigger pots already, but I´m not sure what is what :-)
There is only one sort I directly can say what it is Osage orange ( Maclura pomifera). They already have small leafs so that was easy to identify. But all the rest is unknown to me and will perhaps be later on to :-) I normally put name tags in the pots every autumn, but never got to do it last year for some reason I don´t know. The seeds were most likly bought at Gardens North, a really good seed firm in Canada if You like me is in to sowing Your own plants or they can also be bought from Gothenburg botanical garden.
I seldom buy plants at gardencentres or nurceries nowdays since we´ve gotten the Spanish forest snail (or is it slug when they don´t have shells?) It has no natural enemies here so they tend to become so many that they eat most everything in our gardens. I know of people that pick over a thousand every night. Even if they kill them they pick the same ammount the next night (it´s much the same all over Europe). It hasn´t come to us yet so I rather sow and wait for years until what I´ve sown is big than risking getting those slugs in to my village. I went through every single pot I´ve ordered from other places when I had my gardencentre/nurcery. They didn´t have the slug in that village either and I didn´t want to be the one introdicing it there :-) It usually took two weeks going through the perennials and trees I´d ordered :-) :-) I had all plants in a shed on a big plastic carpet. I then poured a thick line of salt around the carpets edges. If there were slugs they would then stay on that carpet. Guess if I was tired of plants after that :-) :-) :-)
Well before doing anything else at all I´ll make a pot of tea and then my dogs and I will take a walk in the forest.
Have a great day now!