Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning  Spring Cleaning

While the cat lady is busy with her spring cleaning indoors, I started the new gardening season. The last snow is finally gone, the sunniest bed already finished. So that I do not trample the freshly growing flower bulbs too much, I have to hurry with the pruning of the grasses, perennials and roses.

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I cut the grapevine three weeks ago – the later the cut takes place,

the more the cuts bleed. This water-like drop is called “Rebbluten” or “Rebtränen”. When I first saw this phenomenon drinking coffee on the porch, I was pretty scared, had I done something wrong with the cut?

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A quick read-up was enough to reassure me – everything in the green area! Reb tears clean, disinfect and seal the wounds of the vine after the cut and occur in the spring, before the buds swell. The Rebtränenwasser contains valuable ingredients and causes the same in humans as on the vine, it has a disinfecting and wound-closing. So every year I stroke this precious healing water directly on my arms, which are scratched by the rose-cut, and I rejoice over the gift of nature.

Part of the vine cut is now in the vase and stops the flowering branches. Although I am not a fan of artificial plants, I find these very lifelike flowers of Depot really great. The Crow always reminds me of the blogger meeting two years ago in Pfäffikon, where we paid a visit to the Kleisterei of the artist Brigitte Flüeler. Check out her great items on her website * CLICK *

My son has cracked two mango kernels with my help

and taken the huge seeds.

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aufs Keimen. These are now potted and germinated under a plastic hood . Hopefully,

because the ideal germination temperature of 30-35 ° we can not offer. The avocado seeds have finally split after a few weeks and the ginger takes some time to finally germinate. I’ll drive ginger the first time, I ‘ll tell you how our exotics are doing . For children (and adults) it is always exciting to follow their own plants.

Best regards

Carmen

Spring Cleaning



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