So far this morning the weather has been fantastic. The sun has been shining, there´s no wind and it is fairly warm. But soon Armageddon (or Ragnarök as the old Vikings called the end of the world) will come close according to the weather forecast :-) :-) :-) We will get heavy thunderstorms all day and lots and lots of rain. Both the Norwegian and the Swedish weather forecast stations say the same. But I´ll try to get out into cyberspace and read Your blogs during the day.
Fishy, froggy where are You?
Perhaps a birdie would be easier?
Oh, on the other side!
We went to the vet yesterday and when we were there we also got an appointment to x-ray Orvars leg. He still limps now and again so I think it´s best to check it out. After that we went to a friend in Tråvad, a lady who helped me with food when my economy was as it worst point when I had to close down my garden centre/nursery. She lives just next door to my old place but I usually never look that way. She told me that it had gotten a new owner again and that he wanted to meet me.
I thought I saw something here.
What are You doing in the middle of the pond? Come fishy, come!
Now they´re back on the other side again!! I give up!
So just before leaving I met him outside the garden centre, it shows he just lives across the street there and works as a lorry driver. He had seen the place fall apart and since he soon will retire he thought he might be able to do something with it. He had repeatedly told the last owner that all snow this last winter had to be shuffled away or the glass roofs of the greenhouse would break down. He prepared me for how it would look inside before we went in.
Bertil doesn´t care about fishes, he comes with us on our walks instead.
My dogs felt at home as soon as we got to the backside of the house :-) :-) It was their home (sort of anyway) for some years. It wasn´t bad at all to walk in to the old place, all the familiar smells sort of made me feel calm and happy. That was until we went in to the green house that is. More than half the glass roof was gone and could be found on the floor. The old grape vine, that gave me so many sweet and wonderful grapes had died down (it covered over 200 square meters, almost the same in yards), but new vines were coming up from the roots again :-)
He said that he would repair it as good as he could. He will take all glass windows on the roof that still were there and put all of them in the sales green house. On the rest he will put plastic roofs instead. It might be that when he retires and wants to have something to do he will start to sell annuals there every spring :-) :-) So I promised that I´ll give him all my knowledge about how to grow them when that day comes.
This redberried eldreberry bush from Ussuria (somwhere in southern Sibiria) is said to not have poisounes berries, but I woun´t try them just in case :-)
We also took a look at the back garden where I had my cold frames growing different perennials, bushes and artichokes. There were still a lot of them left, especially the artichokes. It´s a chine’s sort and it really is a terrible weed :-) :-) :-) Thankfully most of the artichokes had died this last cold winter, but I could see how they had spread all over the place before that. But I have to say that they tasted delicious and got really big. My small mulberry tree was now enormous and had so many berries that I got surprised! The new owner had no idea what that was, but he does now :-) If he knows how to make jam he will have jam for a couple of years I think :-) :-) :-)