søndag den 31. maj 2015

Uglemors have -- MotherOwl's Garden

Her er Haveuglen. Den vogter over, at alt nu går rigtigt til i Uglemors have. Den må ofte tude misfornøjet, for Uglemor har mange andre jern i ilden og vejret passer den sjældent.

This is the GardenOwl. It keeps watch over MotherOwl's garden, and controls that everything is done the right way. GardenOwl is often emitting unsatisfied hooting sounds. MotherOwl does not always do things when and how GardenOwl wants her to. And the weather ... it's not as it should be.

Dette forår har været ualmindeligt køligt. Der er mange planter der slet ikke kan lide det. Selv inde i domen er det koldt, og Haveuglen synes at Uglemor har sat alt for mange planter ud i domen alt for tidligt. Til sit forsvar siger Ugelmor at de ikke kunne blive stående inde i vindueskarmen alle samme.

This sprin has been very cold so far.  Lots of plants do not like it at all. Even inside the dome shaped greenhouse it's cold, and GardenOwl thinks that MotherOwl transplanted the plants too early and far too many. MotherOwl defends her actions saying that she was out of room on the window sills.
  • Her ses to lidende planter, en vandmelon øverst og en lille agurk. 
  • Two sugffering plants a watermelon and a small cucumber. 

På den anden side er der også nogle planter der virkelig synes om det her vejr.

On the other hand some plants like the weather.
Citronmelissen trives. De brune blade skyldes et par varme dage tidligere i maj.
Lemon balm is thriving. It looked sad afret a few hot days in the beginnig
of May, but now it's fine again.

Der er nu også gode nyheder i domen:

We have some good news as well.
  • Sibirisk huspeber skyder endelig , den er en overlever fra sidste år
  • Siberian chili sprouting anew. It survived the winter

Så går vi udenfor. På terrassen bliver der varmere, og Haveuglen noterer med tilfredshed at laurbærplanten skyder på ny.

On the terrace the effects of the cold is not felt as much, and the GardenOwl notices with glee that the bay plant is bringing forth new leaves.


Den russiske esdragon, der blev omplantet til det store krydderurtebed, overlevede faktisk omplantningen.

The Russian tarragon, that was moved to the big, new herbal bed, actually survived, and is now green again.


Jordbærbedet blomstrer og ser lovende ud. Haveuglen kritiserer lugningen, men Uglemor har en god grund.

The strawberries are flowering, it looks promising. GardenOwl is not satisfied with the weeding, but MotherOwl has a reason.

Se her. En valmue er spiret frem. Det er den slags behagelige overraskelser, man får, hvis man ikke luger helt i bund. Årets birkes er reddet.

Now look here GardenOwl. A poppy has germinated here between the strawberries. That's the king of surprises you get when not weeding too much. The poppy seeds for the coming years baking is safe.


Men dem her - stakler. Squash og japansk indigo må pænt blive inde indtil det bliver lidt varmere. Bønnerne ligge også stadig i deres poser og venter på at blive sået.

But those poor ones - Zucchini and Dyers' knotweed - have to stay inside still. The beans are also still in their bags waiting for milder winds.



Så er der absolut lyspunkter i haven. Disse smukke tulipaner var helt gule, da jeg fik dem for et par år siden, men om det er jorden eller vandet ellet hvad, så er de nu stribede.

One of the bright spots according to GardenOwl who stood here last year are those tulips. They were all yellow when they arrived here some years ago, but now they're striped.

Pia fra Colour Cottage praler med sit smukke håndtag til drivhuset. Haveuglen vil ikke stå tilbage, og fremviser stolt lukningen af drivhusdøren. Den er stormsikker.

Pia from Colour Cottage is shoving off the handle for her greenhouse door. GardenOwl won't be left out and proudly presents how to close the greenhouse door in a stormproof way:
Smuk grøn snor og tagpapsøm klarer problemet.'
Nails with big heads and string solve the problem.
Please notice that the string is green. 

Så er der jo også gang i farvegryden. Og planterne gror lige udenfor i haven. Der gror nælder, skvalderkål og rejnfan. Forleden lærte Uglemor at vild kørvel også duede til at farve med. Modvilligt måtte haveuglen indrømme at det vist var meget godt, der ikke var blevet luget henne om hjørnet. For se nu bare.

The dyepot is busy too. Last week MotherOwl learned that wild chervil can be used for dyeing as well. GardenOwl reluctantly admitted that it was good that MotherOwl did not manage to weed along the far side of the terrace, because there it was:
  • Vild kørvel og oregano - begge farveplanter - blandt andet ukrudt. 
  • Wild chervil and marjoram - both good dye plants - among assorted weeds. 

Men så det bed derhenne, påpegede Haveuglen, det er da en skændsel. Alting gror bare vildt. Uglemor er, ikke overraskende, ikke helt enig.

But that bed over there, GardenOwl persisted, Everything is growing wild. It's no good.MotherOwl did not agree.
  • Hvad gror der da: Akelejer, perikon matren og sæbeurt. Alt sammen enten kønt eller nyttigt - eller begge dele. Og så er der de der stpore i forgrunden. Uglemor håber at det er vaid, men sikker nej det er hun ikke. 
  • What is growing here in that unruly bed: St. John's wort for dye. soapwort for gentle washing, fewerfew and larkspur because they're pretty. And then those big ones. MotherOwl hopes - maybe in vain - that it's woad.


Haveuglen må nødtvungent indrømme at det kan være godt ikke at luge grundigt over det hele og med det samme. Men, kære Uglemor, den der mynte. Den har du altså talt om at flytte i mindst et halvt år nu.
     Uglemor har selvfølgelig endnu en god forklaring.

Well GardenOwl has to admit that something is to be said for not weeding everything and everywhere. But, MotherOwl, why did 'nt you move that mint? You've been talking about it for months now.
Of course MotherOwl once again has a good explanation.
  • Det groede mynte sidste år, og selv om bedet blev gravet grundigt igennem, er der små stykker rod tilbage. Og nu afslører de sig. Se nu bare denne her. Det lille stykke rod til højre skød et skud i hele pilens længde, brød gennem jordoverfladen, og havde allerede fået fire små blade. 
  • Ment grew here last year ads well. And even though MotherOwl did her very best digging and sorting out the roots, little pieces were left. Just like this one. The thick root to the rigth was left in the ground, grew as long as the arrow shows, broke throug, and had four tiny leaves revealing it. 

Uglemor forlod Haveuglen og gik ind til sin farvegryde. 

Leaving GardenOwl to its mumblings MtherOwl went inside to her dyepot.

  • Overfarvning af små bundter svampefarvet garn med lugtløs kamille. Det skulle være blevet orange, men den røde farve nærmest smeltede. 
  • Mushroom dyed red yarn, small skeins are overdyed with scentless mayweed. MotherOwl went for orange, but got brownish yellow. The red almost disappeared. 

Og dagen endte smukt med solnedgang bag disse dramatiske skyer.

And the day enden wiht a beautiful sunset behind dramatic clouds.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Jeg kan ikke se nogen vaid på dit billede, men jeg har ud af øjenkrogen spottet at jeg kunne blive storforhandler af frø i år, så inden jeg graver hele bunken op (man kan ikke farve med andetårs), må du evt. sige en lyd.

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    1. Gad vide hvad de der planter i kålfamilien så er. De bliver heller ikke spor blå når man nuldrer bladene, så du har desværre nok ret. Jeg er absolut aftager af nogle frø fra dig, ja tak.

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  2. What a lovely meditation in your garden!
    I am afraid I can see no woad plant in the picture where you mention it, unless it is substantially different from those growing in my garden :-(
    The mushrooms were Cortinariuses, weren't they?
    I absolutely love the wild cloud "installation"!

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    1. No woad, that was what I feared. I wondre what those brassicas are.
      Yes it was Cortnariuses, they're great. And I'm goint to hunt them come autumn.
      Do you have any idea why the red colour is disappearing?

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