Ha ha – a dry day!!!

Woke this morning to the sound of rain hitting the roof. Decided to wait in bed for it to stop as was expecting dryness, maybe not sunshine and warmth but a lack of rain anyway! An hour later and still raining, i decided that it was looking like a long lie-in, so got up~(i’d still be there now if i hadn’t as rain has not stopped).

50mph gusts of wind tonight with rain all the way through and all day tomorrow, hope everything in the garden will be okay!

Went to b&q to get some compost, got 10 slightly torn bags, hardly any missing from them for only £10. Popped them in the leanto for tomorrow so we can sow seeds and pot stuff on whilst it rains as usual!!!  Noticed that they had loads of umbrellas for sale by the tills at b&q! Funny being in a drought, everything looks so lush and green out there now!

A better day

Much better weather today, the sun has been shining for most of it!

Tomorrow meant to be colder but pretty dry, and then is going to be horrible all night and all Sunday, loads of rain and very windy! Probably the wettest drought on record!

 We haven’t got a hosepipe ban here yet, though have been saving up the rain in water butts, each time one’s full, another gets joined on to it and now i have a patio full of large tubs of rain, and nothing that needs a drink!!  Once all this rain stops, i know it’ll all soon be used up!

Rain, rain, rain

Well, we’ve had loads more rain today, heavy this morning and though its stopped a few hours ago, the sky is now darkening yet again!! Very windy too, gusts meant to get up to 50mph this evening.  More rain for tomorrow, Sunday and quite a lot of next week too!

The spring garden

I love spring!  Its seems to take so long to get here every year.  We had a lovely show of flowers on the rhododendron praecox and the cream and deep pink hellebores, they looked great against the bare stemmed dogwoods and the blue anemone blanda have really spread this year and look fantastic when the sun comes out!  Unfortunately, everytime i remember i want a photo of them, its grey and raining!  Its meant to be sunny at the weekend and i think they still have their petals so will try and do it by then!!  The patch of wood anemone has grown too and is smothered in flowers, and we’ve now planted an enkianthus shrub close by which shall be flowering soon, its been watered in with PLENTY of rain!!