JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Started gardening at the plot

On Wednesday, we realized people were driving around without consent on our plot, leaving deep tracks on the ground. We decided to use our lunch-break to go to the plot and mark up the points that were set out two days earlier by the Geo-Data service. Vehicles should not run over the tubes and poles marking our plot because it will cost money to get the Geo-Data people out to redo the points, so if we can avoid that, then we need to do that. Since we entered our complete self-selected social isolation this week due to the Corona disease, it was feeling strange to leave home to go to the plot and put out the flags.

On the way to the plot, I was really stressed, and I did not pay attention and scratched the side of the car on a pole at a parking lot. The pole was all right; it was even standing straight after the incident. It is the first accident with this car, and it was also the worst moment of the week. Much of the scratch can be polished away because it is the paint from the pole that got transferred to the car, but there is a buckle as well. I will need to go to the garage and get advice on how to solve this in the best way.

Here in the first image, you can see the flags. If you like, you can click the picture to get a bigger version. I took this image from the dirt road near Mrs. PMI’s plot. Here you can see the shape of the house with flags. It looks nice.

Now suppose the house is standing on the ground where the flags are (See image to the right), and it is a two-story house, then perhaps it will be something like I suggested in the picture here. From the corner of Mrs. PMI, you can almost look straight along the south side of the house from this point. Because of this, we will need to have more points from where we take photos, but I realize this on Sunday evening.

On Saturday, we had time again to go to the plot. This time our goal was to plant something. The plan was to remove some plants from the old garden, and here we have the place to put these plants. The second plan was to show the plot to our son for the first time. Here is a slideshow of what we discovered on Saturday.

Our neighbor, Mr. DdJ, with his wife, was securing his property. “There will be no un-authorized driving on my property.” He also advised me to secure my property, but I don’t know if I will have the energy to do it as thoroughly.

Here is the son of Mr. DdJ. He loved it with all the freedom at the site.

Next week the work will start on the next phase of the road. The road builders had already brought a machine in place for the task.

Here are the poles of the fence that the neighbor Mr. DdJ is setting up. He got a huge dog as well, so he will need a fence of some sort for the dog.

Here is the first time the spade goes into our ground. This was the moment when we started gardening at our plot.

I figured I would also like to be part of this special moment when we start gardening, so I am doing the second spade chunk at this spot.

Here is my son doing the third spade chunk. With this, we officially started gardening at our plot.

Here my wife gives the plants a little starter with water so that they get a better chance to adapt to the new soil. The soil was pretty wet already, so perhaps it was not necessary. It is much clay here. There are plenty of worms, so from that perspective, the soil seems to be healthy. We planted White Malva (Kaasjeskruid).

Look, big healthy worms!


On Sunday, we had planned to get back to the plot, but this failed. The live painting session in Amsterdam that I usually go to on Sundays has been canceled due to the Corona crisis. This morning there were increased warnings on staying away from other people due to the Coronavirus. We skipped the plans of going to the plot and instead had a regular walk in the forest. We chose a place with very few people.

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.