Image

Quite nice evening.

DSC_0028 (10)

We’re having a warm afternoon, sunless and windless  and it feels like we were going to get thunder any time soon but I doubt that. The flies behave that crazy as they always do before a good thunderstorm though. It’s odd, almost all of Europe has lots of thunder right now, even our neighboring countries but not a single place here in Sweden 🙂

 

DSC_0029 (11)

It is easy to see that broiwn berries are in the rose family, the flower looks like s waild rose.

It is easy to see that blackberries are in the rose family, the flower looks like s wild rose.

DSC_0032 (11)

DSC_0033 (10)

The rain didn’t just wake up lots of flies it also made the grass start to grow. We didn’t get that much rain here though but it was enough for those two things I’m afraid. Still, mostly non biting but rather irritating flies so far and not so many that I feel the need to wear my mosquito hat even if a few of them tried to see what my ear looks like inside.

 

Different "Sweet William's" , Dianthus barbatus, that grows in my garden.

Different “Sweet William’s” , Dianthus barbatus, that grows in my garden.

DSC_0041 (8)

DSC_0042 (7)

DSC_0043 (8)

I have the day off tomorrow but won’t be sleeping especially late in the morning anyway. First I’ll go to the hospital in Lidköping to get my new insoles and when I’ve done that I’ll walk around some in the city and I’ll bring two old cameras so I can take photographs both in the city and the marina. Lidköping is placed by the biggest lake in Sweden, Vänern (it is by the way the third biggest lake in Europe but still Tiny compared to the big lakes on the American continent).

 

I have no idea what kind of rose this is, I've most likely gotten it on a plant swapping day.

I have no idea what kind of rose this is, I’ve most likely gotten it on a plant swapping day.

These three roses grows on the same bush, it is the Cinnamon rose, Rosa majalis.

These three roses grows on the same bush, it is the Cinnamon rose, Rosa majalis.

DSC_0047 (7)

DSC_0048 (6)

I also have an appointment with my optician and that’s at 12 so I can’t stay too long in Lidköping because my optician is in Falköping. I have to pass my village on the way there and that’s always a bit annoying since I usually want to drive home when I do that 🙂 If I still have film in my cameras I’ll take a few photos there too. I think I’ll go to the Tea and Coffee shop in Falköping as well, it’s on the same street as my optician. I’ll not only buy tea they also sell the best ice cream there is, a bit expensive perhaps but well worth it.

 

I have a few wild roses growing in my garden. This is Rosa rugosa.

I have a few wild roses growing in my garden. This is Rosa rugosa.

My next biggest one is a Rosa dumalis, the common Dog rose.

My next biggest one is a Rosa dumalis, the common Dog rose. This one is slightly higher than 2 meters (around 7 foot).

DSC_0025 (10)

Rosa glauca. The flowers are best enjoyed if looking closely at them.

Rosa glauca. The flowers are best enjoyed if looking closely at them.

No more things to do after that the entire weekend, well the laundry and lawn mowing but that’s a given if the grass grows and I want clean clothes 🙂 It is time to make something to eat and I’ll have some tea too, I am after all not going to work tomorrow so I can stay up a bit late if the tea works that way 🙂

 

I have no idea what this rose is called either but it flowers for a long time.

I have no idea what this rose is called either but it flowers for a long time.

Some kind of Mock orange.

Some kind of Mock orange.

Red leafed Ninebark.

Red leafed Ninebark.

Big betony (Stachys macrantha). If You have a place where the sun doesn't reach and where it is either dry or wet this is the flower for You. It grows everywhere and flowers for quite some time.

Big betony (Stachys macrantha). If You have a place where the sun doesn’t reach and where it is either dry or wet this is the flower for You. It grows everywhere and flowers for quite some time. That also means it is quite weedy.

Have a great day!

 

Taken with my mormors camera, the Gevabox.

Taken with my mormors camera, the Gevabox.

Advertisements

6 responses

  1. Dianna

    Hi Christer! I can’t believe that the wild rose you have growing there is the same one growing here! Actually you have a few flowers that I have too! One of my favorites is dianthus. I have quite a few growing in my gardens. They are such a bright colorful flower. Don’t you just love the smell of a mock orange? Quite nice. We have a diablo ninebark in one of our gardens but it has, for the past 2 years, powdery mildew. I think I may have to chop it out this year and replace it with a dogwood. That’s all I have to say about that! 🙂 I hope your Friday goes as nice as mine….we are off which is all that counts!: )

    June 16, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      I guess some of the immigrants to the American continent brought seeds with them and some just grow around the world this far north. I know the Japanese rose is a terrible weed on the American continent and forbidden to have in gardens in some states in the US, here it’s nice and stays where it is supposed too. That however will most likely change when the climate gets warmer. I have no idea however how it behaves in Japan 🙂

      Yes all the dianthus’s are nice flowers and I especially like this one. Once planted it will come back year after year even if it actually only lives two years 🙂 That Mock orange smells rather nice and a bit weak and I like that a lot but there are verieties that doesn’t smell a thing and some that smells awful 🙂 I have a couple that I’ve sown myself but they haven’t flowered yet so I have no idea how they smell 🙂

      I have problem with mildew too but not on the Ninebark and as long as it stays healthy it can stay but I would also cut it down if it gets it. There are however really good things, ecological, that fights mildew really good so I would try that first. Dogwood dies here, I’ve tried several and they all die 🙂 but the climate change might help me with that too 🙂

      The day has been rather wonderful and I hope Yours will be too!

      have a great day!

      Christer.

      June 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

  2. Hi Christer,
    Yu have a lot of different roses growing in your garden. All I have is vicious roses but they grow exceedingly well. Unfortunately. 🙂 Big Betony sounds like something that might like my yard. I have a very sunny dry place and a dark and somewhat damp place that could use some color. I’ll check those out.

    Once again, today is sunny and warm with a light breeze. Out of the sun, it’s quite pleasant. In the sun, not so much. It’s a little too warm and humid.

    Enjoy the day.

    June 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      I do and the fun thing is that I really don’t like roses especially much 🙂 🙂 The wild ones like it here though so as long as they don’t spread too much they’ll stay 🙂 It is fun because the vicious one is one of the kinest here 🙂

      Yes the Betony thrives almost everywhere and can be seen as a weed but compared to its relatives it’s gentle that way 🙂

      We’ve had a really nice morning and it is nice once again but we did get heavy showers, not predicted naturally, for a while here. Typical, now the lawn will grow even more 🙂

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      June 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

  3. Christer,
    Your first wild rose, the white one, looks just like the wild roses in my front garden. They are in bloom now, and I think they’re lovely. My landscaper is constantly asking if I want them taken down. He thinks they are not worth their blooming once then staying green the rest of the time. They scream Cape Cod so they’re staying.

    Right now the world is wonderfully green as it hasn’t been all that hot, but we haven’t had rain in a long while, and a good storm would be welcomed. I watched the weather and none is forecast for the next few days.

    Gracie is back to herself. She stands by her crate waiting for a treat. She whacked me lightly with her paw a few times as she wanted the blanket to lie on. She is a very pushy animal.

    Nothing is better than a day off from work even though having appointments is not the most fun for a free day. I’d take a personal day and go off cape and go shopping. I went off cape as I figured I didn’t want to run into anyone who knew me who’d wonder why I wasn’t at work.

    I am so glad we don’t have a fly season!

    Have a good day tomorrow!

    June 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    • Hi Kat!

      I have no idea what that rose is buit it seems to like it here so it will stay 🙂 I always say roses have two flowering periods, first with flowers and the second one is the red rosehips and they stay all winter.

      We got some heavy showers around 3pm but now the sun shines again. I wish it hadn’trained, I can almost see how fast the grass grows now 🙂 No more water in the ditches and creeks though so I think the plants take it all.

      Sune can whack me hard when he wants something, once right in the eye :-)He doesn’t care about a blanket though, mostly he just wants me to scratch his belly 🙂 Nove is more gentle that way unless she comes to greet me after work, she just explodes with ahigh jump and sometimes knocks me har in the face 🙂 🙂

      Today has been rather fantastic! I wish we had some wind because the humidity is high after some heavy showers and the flies behaves insane, might be thunder soon because they always behave insane before a good thunderstorm.

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      June 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s