Long weekend and some propagation.
Tomorrow is midsummers eve (well we have already passed the longest day of the year but today the sun went up at 3:56 am and it will go down at 10:15 pm. It´s up for over 18 hours and it is light long before it goes up and long after it goes down.) but those who rules prefers holidays on weekends so it doesn´t interfere with working days.
Midsummer is probably the most important holiday here so even if it isn´t a holiday tomorrow very few works anyway 🙂 But I´ll tell You more about our celebrations tomorrow. I´m always a bit depressed on midsummer because now it turns towards winter again. I know it´s stupid because we´ll still have lots of summer left but it doesn´t matter. I´ll be back to normal on Saturday again 🙂
We were a bit lucky at work today (well my department anyway) because we had done all we could rather early so we could go home two hours early 🙂 It´s funny how going home two hours early makes me feel like I have most of the day left to do things I like 🙂 Well I won´t do anything to be honest 🙂 I´ll have something to eat and then I´ll watch tv or read a book for the rest of the day. I will kill some flies to because they are really annoying today so we´ll most probably have some thunder later on.
I told You a while ago that I had read in an old book a way to propagate black berries without having to dig up the roots. Digging up roots are an easy but often painful way to get a plant, so I liked this method instead. It´s almost painless 🙂 Blackberries isn´t that hardy and in this cold hole I´m living at they do struggle a lot. But this blackberry (Forest blackberry, Rubus nessensis) lives here so it should work in my garden as well.
In this method I only use a small part of the stem and a leaf, that´s it. Since I had, by misstake, already deleted the photographs I had taken doing this the first time I had to do it again 🙂 so now I might have three plants instead 🙂 🙂 Anyway, I cut the stem in half on the length keeping the part with the leaf naturally. I put the flat part of the stem towards the soil and place a see through plastic bag over. The soil was almost wet in this case.
I didn´t know if this should be a new stem or an old one so I used a new one that still had not so sharp thorns 🙂 🙂 I placed the pot by a window towards north and forgot about it until a couple of days ago. A new stem is growing fro the base of the leaf and that means new roots grows from the cut stem 🙂 I hope this description will be understandable when You look at the photographs 🙂 🙂 🙂
Now it is time to get lazy 🙂 Today my sandwiches will have grilled roast beef on as well as cheese, blue cheese, liver pate, tomatoes, ham and paprika 🙂 It will be difficult to make it all stay on the bread 🙂 🙂 Have a great day!