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Wet, wet, wet.


We had so much rain here during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that flooding was extensive. Our pretty local park through which the Great Ouse River runs was almost completely under water. Had my lovely dog still been alive she’d never have even dipped her toes in it – paddling was definitely against her principles! Various main roads were also covered in water causing traffic chaos and even the local Waitrose car park which borders the park and river was completely under water despite being on a slight slope.

Yesterday I ventured outside to see how the garden was surviving. It was rather soggy underfoot but all the plants looked healthy enough. The honeysuckle is leafing up rapidly, the daffodils are fine – not even bent -, last year’s wallflowers are blooming profusely and my potted camellia is covered in half open flowers. And the bird bath has become a swimming pool.

I’m constantly amazed at how resilient everything is.

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Glad to hear your garden is doing well despite the weather conditions.. We too still have flowers on last years wallflower, it's never really stopped flowering yet :)

11 Mar, 2016


Its our towns Mid Lent Fair this week, a few years back they decided to allow some of the attractions to be erected actually on the town meadows, they have had to be closed due to the fact that the meadows is flooded, luckily although very high the river didn't make it over the flood barrier onto the street, some of the roads in the local countryside were flooded as well, today we awoke to horrendous fog but when that cleared we then had a really beautiful sunny and very warm afternoon, will be really nice if the weekend is the same, I really think we've had enough rain for a while, as you say the plants are enjoying it though, this last lot of rain had so much force with it that my newly turned beds and borders are all flattened again and look as though I've been walking on them, grrrr.....

11 Mar, 2016


That's sad - I thought we'd seen the last of heavy rain for a bit. its good to hear your garden seems to have survived anyway.

12 Mar, 2016


I hope it has dried out for you now. It's been an exceptionally wet winter and we need a nice spring and summer next :)

14 Mar, 2016

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