A bit too early!
I woke up this morning, or should I say night at three am. two military cargo planes flew just above my cottage and I just can’t understand why they have to fly so low because they still have very far to fly before they each the military airport. The entire cottage is trembling every time they come here and the sound in an otherwise very silent night is very loud. They passed this afternoon again so I guess they have plenty to do. I’m a bit tired now because I couldn’t fall asleep again after they had passed.
I had decided to buy a new water-lily on my way home today, the one I had is dead and it’s my fault because I had forgotten it when I placed it in a flower bed so most of the water would drop off from it. I’m pretty sure it would have managed the cold weather but it didn’t survive to dry out totally🙂 So off to a garden center I went and this time I bought a white one, the previous was red. I walked around and looked at all the plants they were selling and I have been planning on buying a plum tree too this year. But they didn’t have any variety I would want and the ones they had weren’t hardy enough. But then I saw it.
They had a variety of peach that is hardy enough and reasonable resistant towards Peach leaf curl. It’s called Riga and will eventually give peaches with white pulp and I’ve heard it tastes delicious. Normally I think the ones with white pulp tastes less but I’ll know better when that day comes. I’ve checked the top soil for slug eggs and so far it looks good, now I’ll need to check the rest of the soil beneath the roots and after that I’ll place the tree in quarantine for a while. I really, really don’t want those slugs here even if I know they will come sooner or later.
It was a bit expensive though, 599 Swedish kronor which is around $ 93 US. So we’ll probably get the worst winter in ages this year with my luck so the tree dies🙂 Now I need to find a place to plant it on too. Up here in the north it’s best if the morning sun doesn’t reach the tree in early spring, they tend to wake up too early then and get damaged since the ground still is frozen and it can’t get any water. The bark can also burst open so the tree bleeds to death and if it should survive bacteria gets beneath the bark and kills it anyway🙂 Still a peach needs lots of sunshine so it can be a bit tricky to find the right place🙂
The sun has been shining most parts of the day and it’s almost summer warm here. For You living fairly south in the USA our summer temperatures most likely is like Your spring temperatures🙂 It’s around 20C -25C (68F -77F) We occasionally get it warmer but normally just a few days. Last summer was the exception to the rule when it was much warmer for almost the entire summer. I long for a summer like that again but it will most likely not happen in ten years or so🙂