2016/05/09

It rains 雨が降ります雨が降る

2016.5.9

今日は数日前から始めたイワヒバの植え替えを継続する予定だった。天気予報は午後から雨の筈だったが、朝の8時頃からもう少し降りだした。植え替えは諦めざるを得なかった。その代わりに紫陽花の挿し木を地面に植えた。雨が本降りになれば苗の定着にもよかろう。苗は少し定植には小さすぎるかもしれないが、鉢植えの紫陽花の水やりをいつも心配しているのに少々嫌気が差してきたのだ。地面はほとんど粘土なので、大きすぎるくらいの穴をほって沢山の有機物の堆肥で満たしてそこに植えて表層は少々の山砂で覆った。まだ、残り3個のポット苗をどこに植えるか考えないといけないが、少なくともこの2本は気持ちの良い木漏れ日の当たる地面で安全になった。

It was planned to continue repotting selaginellas today that I started since several days ago. The weather was predicted to rain from the afternoon, but it started to rain a little around 8 in the morning. I have to give up the repotting. Instead I planted hydrangea cuttings on the ground. When rain gets more, it will be good for the plants to get steady. They may be a little bit smaller for this, but I got a little tired of taking care of the potted hydrangea constantly worrying of watering them. Since the ground consists mostly of clay soil I dig a larger hole for them and filled the hole with a lot of organic compost and buried them there with some sand on top. Still I have to consider where to plant the remaining three pots, but at least these two became safe on the cosy partially shaded ground.

芍薬はやっと花びらを全開に開いた。
Peonies fully opened their petals today at last.

ちょっと違うアングルから。
From a slightly different angle.

アンジェラも元気。
The Angela is fine too.