Everything was white.
I’ve had the kitchen door open big parts of the day so far and it looks like I can keep it open for some time more. There are plenty of clouds in the sky but the gaps between them are big enough for it to warm up the south side of my cottage quite a lot. It is around 14C (57,2F) at the moment but it didn’t start especially warm this morning.
It was -5C (23F) and the world was covered in a thin layer of sparkly white frost. Our morning walk was quite nice anyway since there was no wind what so ever. The birds started singing like crazy as soon as the sun started to warm up the air. I could hear a lot of cranes too but couldn’t see a single one.
Yesterday I did what I should have done already last spring, I dug up the wild gooseberry bush I had in my vegetable patch. The wild one behaves very different from the ones we buy I’m afraid, something I didn’t know until I dug up one 🙂 All branches which touches the ground roots and a new busy starts growing up, Also it sends out shoots from its roots so suddenly it grows gooseberry bushes everywhere. Did I mention it is actually more thorny too 🙂 So after a while it is utterly impossible to clean out weeds which grows beneath the branches.
The berries however is just delicious and unfortunately much smaller than on the bushes we buy. I could have taken all that if it wasn’t for the fact that it growed in the vegetable patch, there were simply no room for any vegetables 🙂 Now I’ve placed it on my toss away mound, that’s the place where I toss everything already dead, pruning’s, dog poop and grass tufts if I make a new flower bed. It will most likely thrive there, spreading happily out into the cow pasture just outside the fence 🙂 I already have more raspberry bushes there than in my own garden 🙂
So now I’ve used a pitchfork and turned all the soil in the vegetable patch and also planted several flowering quince in my garden and one cherry tree. Well tree is a bit too much to call it 🙂 it is still tiny but it managed to survive in a pot outside during winter so I thought I might as well give it a place already now in early spring. I have one more small cherry tree but it still stands in my cool cellar and I don’t trust the weather to be warm enough for it since it already has lots of small leafs.
I still haven’t figured out if I should try to make the vegetable patch I have bigger or if I should make another one elsewhere in the garden. I still have plenty of time to figure out that though, normally I wouldn’t plant any vegetables outside until the first week in June, since that is when we usually get our last night with frost. Nowadays however one never knows,perhaps this one was the last we had? I must also buy a plum tree this year, I’ve promised my neighbor that I should buy one so that they’ll get a better chance to get fruit on theirs. Just because they say a plum tree is self-fertile it doesn’t mean more than that it might give one or two plums, they haven’t lied but normally that’s what one get. It is always best to have another tree of the right kind nearby and then both trees might give a lot.
I think it is tie to go out into the garden again, I won’t mow the lawn today but I have to say that the grass has grown an awful lot these last days 🙂
Have a great day!