A better week?

Hopefully it will be! After a wet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week, not getting a lot done outside, then cancelling work as van was meant to be in the garage all day Thursday, we’re now well behind with work and the garage couldn’t get the part for the van until today, so that meant more time not working, and cost nearly £1000 to sort out the van! And it rained!! Had hoped to walk home through he woods Thursday, but didn’t quite make it there before the garage phoned to say they couldn’t get the part so had to walk back in the rain again through the boring street part of the journey. Then got home and decided to go out to the garden and take a few photos, and the camera wouldn’t work!!  It is pretty old and basic and i do want a new one, but with the garage bill and lack of earnings it will have to wait. Shook the camera around a lot and kept turning it on and off and eventually it started to work again!!!! Image

Well, autumn is here!!

Monday it chucked it down with rain almost the whole day.  Tuesday, managed to get a bit of work done before the rain came down once again and today, pretty much non-stop heavy rain all day! Didn’t even try and go to work!! Tomorrow the van is booked into the garage so can’t work and its not going to rain!  At least we won’t get soaked walking home from the garage.  Its a nice walk, a couple of miles through the fields and woods so will take the camera with me.  Have been busy indoors making things with home grown tomatoes, peppers and chillis!  So many tomatoes!!! Made 3 different chutneys, and some ketchup, have eaten tomatoes with/in almost every meal for weeks and given bowlfuls away but still always seem to have 3 big bowls of them left!

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!!