The cornelian cherries produced some yield, but
unfortunately they ripened much too late this year, so
that a considerable part fell victim to the frost,
although the first hard frost came rather late this
year. But they are actually reliable in my garden and I
still have space in that corner. So I buy 2 other
varieties and pay attention to an early ripening period
and large fruits. I chose 'Szafer' and 'Swietljaczok'.
The attacks by neighbors ruthlessly clearing snow
unfortunately do not leave the cornelian cherries
without damage. As protection, I hammered in a ring of
short piles and arranged stones. In addition, I better
dig some snow if necessary.
With the harvest of the silver berries, I was finally on
time this year. Most of the berries did not fall to the
ground and were not eaten by the birds.
There were only a few kiwis, but this was to be expected
after a record harvest like last year.
The blackberries and the yellow raspberries ripened far
too late. I have to replace them with something else,
which has a chance.
I can be satisfied with the harvest of the fuchsia
berries. I'll plant more of that. With the cool and
humid climate they don't have the slightest problem.
The flowering quinces would do well, if I hadn't gotten
too close with the brush cutter.
The plant will recover from this over time, but a second
variety would be needed for a better yield anyway. At
best it should be variety of the same species. By chance
I came across 'Cido red' from the supplier of one
cornelian cherry, which can now fulfill this function
and will also increase the yield.
That one paw paw had not really a chance. Thus, I planted a
new one. At that time the heat wave was only beginning,
which is why I installed kind of an irrigation for the
This worked as desired. It is about time that the two asimia
prepare for winter, but no yellow leaf is to be seen yet.
They still have some time though.
I probably harvested the red flesh apples too early, as they
where not as red as last year.
The very first leaves on one cultivar of kiwi are becoming
yellow. But those few kiwi berries are not ripe at all yet.
My blackberries are flowering and are setting a remarkable
number of fruit for the first year. Though they are still
In the rear area there is still space for something. I'm
thinking of a walnut tree of the cultivar 'Europa'.
Fuchsia berries can be harvested ongoing since 2 weeks now.
I freeze them for now, so that I don't have to cook with
The harvesting time in my fruit garden still has a long gap
Soon ist is time to cut the grass and to cut some trees. The
lower temperatures will prevent me getting too hot despite
wearing protective wear.
When that is done I can continue constructing the
scaffoldings for various climbing plants. I collected the
tubes and connectors today already.
The paw paws develop very differently. While one cultivar
shoots quickly, you have too look well to discover signs of
life on the other.
Honeyberries are ripe now, even if they are not that many.
The kiwis are developing flowers, but possibly only the
males bloom this year. This doesn't have to be a bad sign
though. Because of the record harvest and pruning of last
year, a very low yield should not be a surprise, even less so in fruits with marked
The apple trees will bear fruit this year too.
The gooseberries are
rich for the first year, but the berries do not yet
have the full size.
The honeyberries got some colleagues.
Thus, the space behind the
lumberyard is now occupied. The
scaffolding for the distance between vine and kiwi can
thus begin. Presumably,
I will have to hang some shading fabric this summer.
At some point, the foliage of
kiwi and vine will do this service for the
I found and planted one more variety
of rhubarb. So now
there are 5 varieties living in my garden: 'Glaskins
Perpetual', 'Goliath', 'Esta', 'Early Green' and
There is also the ornamental
rhubarb, but you should preferably not eat it.
And there is another lemon. Uh no, of course, a real lemon in my
garden would have no chance of survival. However, the "Nordic Lemon"
certainly has no problem with the minus temperatures.
It is the variety "Cido" of
The three Saints’ Days did not pass
completely harmless. The
frost damage, however, keeps within the narrowest
possible limits. Only
the kiwis and the katsura tree froze the youngest
leaves away. The older
leaves, however, survived. Others
survived the light frost without damage.
The wildly grown red elder has
blossomed abundantly and is now full of fruiting
approaches. The birds
will not say no in autumn.
After last year's record harvest I
would not care if it was a little less this year.
But as we all know, it
has yet to bloom and form fruit. For some fruit trees it is still too early
to tell anything about the harvest.
The neighbor plans to buy the street
and park on the long side. I'll
then have to take a detour via the short side of the
property. For this to
work, but I have to build a sufficiently wide small
plate walkway. Half of
it was finished on Sunday.
Before I can continue
with the rest of the walkway, I have to change the
kiwi scaffolding on the corner still on construction
with 3/4-inch tube steel pipe, because only so the
passage can be made sufficiently wide for the hose