A bit chilly.
It feels a bit chilly outside today even though it actually is just as warm but the sun doesn’t shine. It did for a few hours just as we were turning homewards on our morning walk though. We’ll get rain later on and I really don’t mind even if it had been nicer if it hadn’t come. There are other places on this earth that needs it more to be honest 🙂
The birds don’t seem to mind this weather though so who am I to complain 🙂 I guess the insects, of which we already have plenty, is easier to catch when it is chilly outside, they just can’t move around as fast as they can on warm days. We have lots of dung beetles around now and they are rather quickly taking care of what the dogs leave in my garden but they too get slow in this chilly weather, I like them so I hope they taste bad for the birds 🙂
I’ve replanted several quince seedlings this morning. Normally it is just the Japanese flowering quince that can survive in this climate but I’m trying a new species this year, the Sweet flowering quince (chaneomeles speciosa). All seeds germinated and they can be a bit tricky because they must never be treated warm if one wants them to germinate. They must be kept in cold water the first week (and of course it must be changed every day), so the best way to keep them is in the fridge. As soon as they are taken out of the fridge they must be planted and placed outdoors before they become too warm 🙂 I did it all right this time 🙂
I’ve had a tiny little bush in my garden for quite some time and have just not been able to figure out what it is (thank you magpies for nicking the name tags). This year it suddenly started to flower, no big flashy flowers though, it was pure luck I saw them. It took a while but now I know it is a Cherry prinsepia (Prinsepia sinensis). I thought all those plants I had died out long ago 🙂 It will get edible berries so if I am lucky I’ll get two berries this year 🙂 I have plenty of other plants to replant in bigger pots too, like my pink dandelion (well it has a yellow center but is pink around it). I could of course plant them on their spots already now but I have four dogs that loves to eat dandelions 🙂
I think it is time for a nap, we went up already at 4:20 this morning. I might have a little snack first though. I was thinking of making a rhubarb pie but then I realised I have no custard or ice cream at home so that will have to wait because I don’t want to go to any store today.
Have a great day!