Good Morning

SMorning Clouds

I made it. It is cleaning lady day today and the gardener also decided to do his early Spring care to my garden today. The gardener is now finished but the cleaning lady is singing as she works in my bathroom. There were some nice clouds this morning and it looks like it will be a good day.

JurA

The Jura mountains from my yard were also showing themselves with their best sunny look, so what could be better.

Daffodil

And my first daffodil is flowering. I had a pot full last year and when they finished I planted them around my buddleia and now one after the other the buds are appearing.

Otherwise it looks like it will be a good day today and I might venture out into the wilds of town this afternoon to see if there is any photographic material around.

Yesterday was quite an eventful afternoon for me, I tanked my car up, although I still had some spare gas for a few days, but I had more time on Monday afternoon. Of course nothing new, I often tanked when I was a daily driver many years ago with my own car, but then Mr. Swiss retired and we only had the one car so he usually tanked. Over the years you now tank with your various credit cards and not money, which was my problem. This was a new experience for me working out how to do it at the tanking station. Of course the instructions are well written on the machine, but if only the sun was not directly shining and I was blinded and could not read it properly. Eventually another customer appeared at the petrol pump opposite mine and at last I could ask him to help me. Now I have a full tank again, and it will probably be another three months until I need to fill it again.

In the meanwhile I discovered that our store have a special card for tanking. I would get my points and the cost would be dealt with by direct debit. I wrote out my application for such a card yesterday online. I am slowly getting back into the old car driving routine and the financial transactions that go with it.

Otherwise back to the kitchen to put the finishing touches to lunch, It is a short morning this morning due to my visitors, and I will leave you with my surviving hyacinth in the garden, I am quite proud of it as I grew it all by myself from one of those little bulbs that form on the big one, After about five years it now produces flowers. At first it was only leaaves.

Hyacinth 23.03.2019

Have a good day everyone, see you around later and have fun.

 

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning!
    That is cool that you were able to grow the hyacinth from an offset. I do not grow them at all. My mother grows a few that bloom annually, but I can not figure out how or why they do it. That is not at all normal here in such a mild climate. I know that those who grow the bulbs up North propagate them from offsets, but they are in a favoriable climate. They must be right at home in your garden.

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    • I just let the offsets do what they wanted to. The first years were just uninteresting leaves. They did not bother me so I left them. They oine year the first flowers appeared, only a small stalk, but they were there. Now the garden has been refurbished and I was lucky I suppose. It happened last Autumn and so the plants below ground level waiting for Spring were left. And now they have reappeared again for Spring. I could imaginer, that your climate might be too warm for hyacinths. They also have a very strong scent.

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      • Well, that is actually what they want to do. It takes them at least a year, and more likely two, to bloom. We get amaryllis at work that do that from seed. They are just foliage for two or three years, and then bloom like the rest. They do not need the chill.

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  2. I have crocus blooming and another very pretty little blue flower. Daffodils and tulips are up, but it will be a while before they bloom. Yesterday I made peace with spring (it didn’t care at all) and had a nice walk with the dogs. Then I dreamed about langlauf so… 😀

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