Cooler weather and fish.
It´s raining outside and it has all day. Sometimes just a nice drizzle and sometimes it has poured down. I took an hour off from work today and went in to Vara to do some errands and got lucky with just a drizzle all the time and I got lucky again when I came home and we walked in to the forest, the dogs Bertil and I. But just as I got inside again (both times) the rain started to pour down again 🙂
I drove to Falköping on my way home and bought some fish for my pond. Normally they have Goldfish and Koi carp but this year they had lots of other fish to choose from. Most of them however would become way to big for my little pond, even though the owner claimed it would take years and I probably would have made a bigger pond by then 🙂 :-). So I bought five Goldfish and two called Gobi (Gobio gobio, If You click on the scientific name photographs from google will appear in a new window) The info text said it would live on algae but that wasn´t totally true it showed.
It´s a fish that lives here in the most southern parts of Sweden and doesn´t get any longer than 12 cm (around 5 inches) but it mainly eats small worms and insect larvae´s. But if it eats any algae I´m happy 🙂 The most important thing is that the mosquito larvae´s gets eaten 🙂
It is graduation day from high school in Falköping today and it was impossible to miss that while driving in town 🙂 Over here it´s tradition that all students stand on the back of a lorry or on a carriage behind a tractor. Loud music is played and the students scream like crazy 🙂 🙂 I don´t think any of them were sober 🙂 🙂 This is not the best of traditions because every year accidents happen and they get either injured badly and in worst case someone dies. Still they carry on with this every year.
I took some cuttings from my two nine-barks the other day and took some photographs on how I did. Bushes like ninebark, spirea and guelder-rose is rather easy to take cuttings from. Take them this time of year and the new twigs that comes is the ones You should take. I normally take them with a heel but I doubt that is necessary. Remove all leafs but one or two in the top. Put much of the stem in almost wet soil and place the pot in shadow. This is a great way to get more plants if You like to use them as a hedge. Lots of plants for no cost at all.
It is time for a pot of tea and a couple of sandwiches. Today I think I´ll have hard bread with blue cheese, ham, perhaps some ordinary cheese as well and I think I´ll have some paprika on that as well or perhaps tomatoes 🙂 Have a great day!