|My garden - my paradise, or so you could
Nature shall have its place here, but one should recognize, that it
is a garden, not a wilderness.
Natural inhabitants like ants, spiders, earthworms and mice are also
allowed to work.
microclimate is very humid and dew forms every evening.
It has little wind, but this
location is not immune to storms.
In addition, it is less warm in
summer and in winter the temperature can drop to -27 ° C.
Under these conditions, blindly
selecting plants from a catalog is no option. Instead I
have to check their hardiness in particular more closely.
This is particularly important for
woody plants, whose shoots must not freeze to death every
A lice problem is nearly non-existent, because
the ladybugs are always there just as quickly as the lice.
On the other hand, there are many
voles, which is why I only plant useful plants protected
by wire grid.
Individual ornamental plants can
also benefit from such a protective grid wire, but for
native, very aromatic or poisonous plants I rely on their
The paw paws are now the size of a small apple.
American persimmons are growing
visibly, but they still have a long way to go.
The Japanese plum can hardly bear
its many fruits, although they are not yet of full
size. The tree gets a couple of stakes
to support it.
The pit for the new water tank is finally complete
and I can order the water tanks.
This time it works with the fruit
set with the paw paws. It might have been helpful to
throw organic waste under the saplings at
The yam 'Dr. Yao' has sprouted despite having
to endure a period of wet weather.
Many fruits are formed in the
Japanese plum 'Hollywood'.
The persimmons are blooming
profusely, let's see if there will be fruit this
The power of the Grundfos pump is
sufficient to operate the watering lance over
short distances. But even with a hose length of
less than 20m, the pressure is too weak.
Th walnut tree is flowering. But again I see female
flowers only this year.
There are probably no nuts again.
The paw paw trees are blooming.
So, the spoiled food insects come
in handy as a lure for the pollinating carrion
beetles and the like.
The flowers of cucumber magnolia
have opened. At branch each there is one of its
The first plums have now faded. Soon it will
become clear how large the fruit set is.
There was actually a record harvest of about 60kg
of kiwi last year. The harvest of apples was also
plentiful. In both cases, the Caritas market in
Wil received most of the harvest.
As a result, the kiwis had to endure a heavy
pruning, because such a record harvest cannot be
given every year and the best harvest is of no use
if you can't get to the fruit.
Of course, nothing can be said for the new year
with the kiwi, because it is still too early to
see flower buds. The cornelian cherries, on the
other hand, have already faded and the first
fruits should soon be visible. The honeyberries
should already bear plenty of fruit sets, but they
bloom again very late this year, which is why
there is no question of that yet.
However, the various drupes will bloom at the
expected time, although not all of them will
develop fruits. In any case, the mirabelle plum
will take part in the bloom again this year, after
it did not produce a single flower for 2 years.
The water pump "HMC170-6SH" runs at 220V and is
the most powerful in my garden with maximum values
of 10200 L/h and 7.8 bar. It has a power
consumption of up to approx. 2300W. Now it has
finally passed the functional test. The only thing
that should be done before using it in the garden
is to seal the water outlet with hemp.
|My garden is located at the banks
of the Necker.
Such a river has its advantages, but
the Necker is a river, whose water level varies very much. In
summer, when the water is low, you may dare to take a bath.
However, if the water is higher you should be careful.
No, we didn't get sunburn, this is how we always grow.
We can only survive winter as seeds.
is under construction
We ornamental plants
also like to show us off.
We cacti were supposed to survive the winter. But this winter was
a true challenge, though we made it.
|In spring, we young
plants are waiting impatiently for moving to the
ornamental or crop garden. Those of us for whom is not enough
space in this garden are seeking asylum in other people's
gardens, because those unlucky ones end up on the compost heap
We seeds are waiting patiently for better times
in the fridge. Luckily, we are not alone.