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Rain......at last!

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And, we certainly needed it. The few spits and spots as well as short showers we’ve had here over the last couple weeks haven’t even brought the level in my butts up to the tap but, today is a different story.
I was out gardening this morning but it started to get black just as I finished my fourth customer’s lawn/borders. By the time I got home there were spits and spots but then……….wham..thunder, lightening, heavy rain.Within minutes, my house water butt was over flowing.I went out to run some off into a couple watering cans to transfer to my slower filling greenhouse butt. I got half way up the garden and ….a deluge…dripping isn’t the half of it.Soaked through!
But, our gardens need it(and so do us poor gardeners…otherwise no grass to cut = no money!) I must also say, that I am very pleased for those of you who are getting a restpite , today, from the constant rain this summer. We have had a very dry year here in South East Essex and some glorious sunshine, particulalry last weekend when I was working outside in my other job as a pirate!! So, enjoy your dry day, those of you who have one and look at the following photos and you deserve to feel a little smug today!!

Oh, there’s Captain Blackfoot and his friend Captain Jack Sparrow…..I don’t know where they sprang from, the high seas, maybe?


Happy gardening to those of you who can get out there in the next few days.I’ve worked for 9 of the last 10 days, some gardening some pirating! So, I shall now enjoy five days off….I just hope it doesn’t rain all of those five days as I have a few jobs to do in the garden.
Thanks for reading
Paul

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Paul, we had thunder, lightning and heavy rain from about 3.30 am today so the water butts and plastic trugs are filled again. The ground was so dry and the lawn was turning brown in places so I'm thankful for the rain too.

You look great as a Pirate, didn't realise you worked with Johnny Depp ... lol!

Weekend and Monday are forecast to be fresher and dry, so enjoy your time off.

13 Aug, 2015

 

Well, I don't work with him too often as he likes to be thought of as the good looking one which , of course he isn't when he works with ol' Cp'n Blackfoot!
We are , obviously getting the tail end of your bad weather, I reckon .Only rained for couple hours properly...although more forecast tonight , tomorrow and Sat, here, I believe! But, not in Burgess Hill, I hope!

13 Aug, 2015

 

I love the Pirate pics! As for feeling a bit smug? Not a chance. This summer has been so dire it will take a lot more than one good fay to make me feel any less sorry for myself!! ;)

13 Aug, 2015

 

I agree Karen but next week just might be good. Love the pirate pics. :0)

13 Aug, 2015

 

Paul you really do make a wonderful pirate me hearty...
Did you have any trouble with floating flagstones when it rained?

13 Aug, 2015

 

Paul, I do know the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne was flooded in places, a house in Hailsham was struck by lightning and some roads in and around Brighton were awash! It's dry now (8pm) with further downpours forecast tonight.

13 Aug, 2015

 

Its been a cold overcast day and has started to drizzle now 7.50pm, so far hasn't even wet the patio so not really getting anywhere yet, we do need the rain but not on Saturday please...Two handsome pirates I see enjoying some sunshine....

13 Aug, 2015

 

Glad you all like the pirate pics. I got loads of pics and videos posted on my pirate Facebook page this week after doing a lot of work (two shopping centres in Essex, a private birthday party and a family/children's festival in the space of 6 days. I have a little Piratey task to perform tomorrow but I may post on here to show you after I've done it.
Looking online Shirley, Burgess hill had flooding (houses, roads and railway line) I think the rain was mainly in the south today Lincs and only got this far up!
No floating pavers Stera, no. Even though there was a huge downpour. Not even a flood in the bed near the house as we had again last weekend when the sprinkler went on again. Poor Linda and Karen you must be right fed up!!

13 Aug, 2015

 

We had a wet day here in Bracknell, but nowhere near as wet as yours Paul. Spent the day putting together information sheets on the plants for sale at the Open Garden on Sunday.

13 Aug, 2015

 

Yes, I honk we fared worst today but the rest of the summer we really have had the best of it.so dry this year here.
Good luck with the plant sales....hope the weather is kind to u on Sunday.

13 Aug, 2015

 

Honk???? Ha ha..I think, I don't honk!

14 Aug, 2015

 

The rain started here during the night, Paul and it's still raining. Mind you I am not complaining. The water butt's were empty and the garden very dry. Your garden is looking good now and I'm sure the rain will help get it firmly established.

Please tell me that isn't Johnny Depp you're working with,...

14 Aug, 2015

 

Wet wet wet but not like you Shirley...just murky misty drizzly wet rain....still we need it

so good of you to allow jonny depp to join you...you look like a Real pirate ☺

14 Aug, 2015

 

Hasn't stopped here either, it did come properly so all is looking nice and fresh in the garden and the butts are replenished, by the looks of the sky it isn't going to clear up today, not cold though..

14 Aug, 2015

 

Very little rain here in Dorset. Sultry with leaden skies but no real rain!!

You look very authentic, Paul, but I think your colleague could make a killing as a Johnny Depp look-alike.

14 Aug, 2015

 

Yes,Julia, the new plants will benefit from the rain...and so will my water meter reading as I have to water them from the tap when the butts are dry as they have been.ha ha.....yes, the real Johnny Depp begged his agent to get him a job with me!!!!!😉⚓️
He does a lot of work as Cp'n Jack,Eirlys, but, of course, that character is a very laid back , dark sort of carachter so not really, in my opinion , a real children's carachter but, he's popular, particularly with the teens and adults for 'selfies'to use as their Facebook profile. I tend to be more suitable for the youngsters wit h my silly, slapstick style but, I do make the adults laugh too!
Yes,Pam, I get a lot of 'you're a real pirate, aren't you' comments!! Ha ha...it's all good fun!!
No rain here today swith nice the early hours,Lincs, but the ground is still nice and damp.

14 Aug, 2015

 

Only a bit of rain here Paul your garden is looking lovely. You look just the job in the pirate out fit you look so realistic have you been in some caves recently lol.

15 Aug, 2015

 

Caves?? No..although, we went to Hastings recently but didn't visit the caves.

15 Aug, 2015

 

I saw the pics of the floods in Sussex on the news & the map showed the rain clouds sweeping up the country but the hump on the side that is E. Anglia missed out altogether. We had one clap of thunder & a bit of drizzle that barely wet the paving.
Paul, surely your neighbours aren't still flooding you with their sprinkler?

15 Aug, 2015

 

Yes, GF, they used it again last week.i can't understand it.
I went Sussex for football yesterday(Burgess Hill) but there were no signs of Thursday's flooding.their pitch was in good condition.

16 Aug, 2015

 

Loved the pictures Paul ! I bet you have fun !
We haven't had much rain here for quite a while ! Mind you...I only want rain at night time ! I think that by the time it gets across to the east coast, its fizzled out !

17 Aug, 2015

 

Yes, we are a very dry area here but, it certainly rained on Thursday!

17 Aug, 2015

 

Derrr lol Paul where did Priates hide and stash their booze and stolen wealth.

18 Aug, 2015

 

I'm not telling you where this pirate stashes his booze. !!

19 Aug, 2015

 

Lol I know already its in a cave haha

21 Aug, 2015

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