Long weekend, blueberries and peat.
It´s Maundy thursday and Easter has truly begun. Tonight the witches are flying to the island Blåkulla to have their sabbath with the devil it´s said. Since the few I know that call themselves witches doesn´t believe in the devil I guess they just fly over to that island to have a huge party 🙂
But here in the south western part of Sweden we have huge bonfires at easter eve (if it´s not to dry of course) and then we have fireworks to scare the witches on their way home again 🙂 I guess that´s quite easy because many of them probably have bad hangovers after that party on Blåkulla 🙂 🙂 🙂
I bought three plants of American Blueberries on my way home yesterday (nasty expensive to be honest). I doubt any american would call them that though 🙂 But they originate from the american continent. Our wild blueberries are only 45 cm as highest ( around 18 inches) and really don´t like to grow in a garden. These ones will be anything from 1 meter (the same in yards) to 1,5 meters high, so much easier to pick berries from 🙂 🙂
So today I went to the store and bought peat for stables. So much cheaper and much rougher in its texture than the packages one can buy in a gardencentre. Blueberries likes a more acidic soil like the rhododendron does. So I´ll mix the peat with the soil I already have in the garden and places them sunny together with my arctic raspberries. By the way, if You want to plant something that likes acidic soil don´t buy that expensive rhododendron soil one can find in stores. Just mix the soil You have (unless it is more or less clay) with peat and You have much the same product. I usually mix so I have 50%-50% but up to 70% peat and 30% common soil is good too.
Now starts a long weekend for me 🙂 It´s holiday tomorrow and on monday too, but I´ll work a couple of hours on monday anyway. We have lots to do at work and I want to have a day off later on instead (and I have to say that the pay is really, really good on monday 🙂 Something I didn´t know until after I said I could work 🙂 🙂 ).
It´s time for a pot of tea and then I´ll enjoy the last daylight of this fantastic day that we´ve had. They say it will continue all through easter and it will be warmest when I work on monday 🙂 🙂 🙂 Happy Easter!