torsdag den 3. juni 2010

Thy´s Day # 18

The area around our cottage is near the dunes of the North Sea,
and there are strict rules as to what we may plant.
Can you spot the ´illegal immigrant´?

Well spotted!
Fruit trees are certainly not indigenous
- but some may think they are prettier than the local stock.

8 kommentarer:

Kelly sagde ...

What are some of the things not allowed?

Anonym sagde ...

Dorte - Such lovely 'photos! I love your "Thy Day" series - it almost makes me feel as though I have visited Thy, myself.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: as this area is supposed to be reasonably unspoilt nature, not gardens, it is much easier to tell which plants *are* allowed. It is an area of heather, lyme grass, fir trees and some hardy bushes and wild flowers. We built a new wing last year so we want some new plants to shelter us a bit, and we have decided to stick to the rules - mainly. I want some wild roses, and though they are not on the list, they have been in the area for a long time (contrary to apple trees that look misplaced even though they are pretty).

Margot: I am glad people like them. I have come to enjoy my photo safaris quite a bit. And these photos were taken ten minutes before I posted them.

Felicity Grace Terry sagde ...

Well thats something new I've learnt. I'm really surprised at that.

Dorte H sagde ...

Tracy: it may sound odd if you have not seen the area, but the point is that all the (summer) cottages are built in the middle of the dunes so you could not - and should not - have an ordinary garden around them.

Beth F sagde ...

I totally understand the idea of not introducing new species, but apples and crab apples are so beautiful! And not invasive.

Poly sagde ...

That is such a nice a place. Perfect for writing long juicy stories!
You can also plant wild strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and rose-hips around the place. That is within the Danish wild fauna! And all those look pretty and is perfect for great jam, hmn!

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: my husband and I are so ´indigenous´ that we don´t mind the rules - perhaps we are as tough and wild as the nature around us :D

Poly: rose hips are perfect here, and we may also try other wild roses, but I don´t think strawberries and raspberries stand a chance in the dunes unless you water them, and that is not the point of having a cottage for your holidays :D