Our house is not painted, it is limed! In our water, in our ground we have a lot of lime and our fjord is called Lim-fjord, the fjord of Lime. Liming is a complex chemical process in which the lime fuse together with the air and the bricks and makes a kind of protective cover for the bricks and in this way for the house. In order to do it properly, you need to prepare it properly by whipping the lime “juice” and watering the wall
Bodil, my wife has done it 4 times before, but it was my first time to do it and you can see it some places on the wall with the traits of the brush going too much up and down, you cannot lie with lime!, but you can learn it and I was more precise, when we came to the end, a good feeling. Next time is in 2016!
When I went with the train from Cleveland to Boston with Amtrak, sitting in my overalls, I saw out of the window and discovered that Verbascum is all over! my favorite plant and very accidentally I found some seeds :) so perhaps next year I’ll have an American Verbascum side by side with a verbascum from the French Pyrenees and Denmark ! and here are my current Verbascum garden as it looks now when I’m back home and the rest of the garden is flourishing as well words are not necessary here !
This is the Verbascum, Kings Light, we found on our hiking tour in Vallée de Campan in the French Pyrenees 2 years ago and we took some seeds with us. Now this year, we are lucky, and have it here blooming ! This is really nice and it is funny that it is one of the few the different sorts of Kings Light we have been trying to grow, which is blooming. It is really nice to have that kind of travel souvenir in our garden, just like our South state, Louisianan flowers from the Botanical garden in New Orleans, They are probably weeds down there, but nice flowers here. I wonder if I manage to get some seeds from my upcoming tour to the States, we will see.
2 years ago, we walked in France, down in the Lot and Pyrenees, a fantastic trip, after having been on train but we have discovered that we can actually just walk out of the door and down to the sea and follow walk either up north or down south for days or just take a small bit of it for one day. So we just went down to our local beach and followed the trail which at some places was very narrow due to the effects of the big storms last fall, but we made it We had lunch at one of the old churches from 13th century and then down to the sea again watching the bridge going up for crossing ships In the old days there was a ferry, but now there is only the ferry inn, where you can get solid icecream There is of course a light house to ensure the boats get free from getting too close to the coast Before we went home we tested the water and it had a really nice temperature And I must not forget our treasure a fossile within a stone, haved asked the local geological museum how old it might be. THe conclusion on this post must be, that the adventure is waiting for you right outside your door! just need to discover it!
After waiting for weeks for rain, so the seeds, plants and trees could get some power to grow, it finally came last night, so now the wall is beginning to flourish and the Kings Light flower, verbascum, begins to act as a royal plant and the soil is much easier to dig into when it is wet and not completely dry , happy weekend !
I promised to tell more about the work of carving out a new meeting place. One of the never stopping challenges in gardening is that we all the time have to weed and to cut wood and find place to trash etc, but then you are at least occupied for ever !:) and in these days I’m trying to carve or dig out a place next to the shed and I find old grid floor from the stable in our old farm house ! so this wooden grid and the pallets are for sure going to be a part of the furniture in this cool out door café ! but some work must be done now in shortalls Have a nice Tuesday