MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!
It was sunny this morning, and I knew that I had to view the devastation ‘post floods’. Henry came with me as we went to look round the flooded garden. He was as surprised as I was to find that the lower lawn had reappeared!
Just as if nothing had happened!
You saw the photo yesterday – well, didn’t the water go down quickly! We carried on to look over the wall onto the stream bank…
And MIRACLES DO HAPPEN! There are (most) of my plants, a bit battered and bent, but still there! There’s a lot of debris but even some of the plant labels have survived their drenching!
What’s that hole near where the steps used to be? Oh, dear, that was my Astilbe ‘Fanal’. It’s gone. That’s sad, it was just about to flower, too.
But everything else is there. even the ‘Skunk Cabbage’. I am so pleased that my method of weighting it down with a big stone worked that I might patent it! One of the Flag Irises is still playing at submarines, but it’s OK and should emerge when the stream goes down some more.
The news had spread round the village (as it does) and a friend up the lane who used to run a small Nursery donated three new plants – an Astilbe ‘Glut’
A tiny Gunnera magellicana – it stays tiny, not like its BIG brother!
And a mystery plant – leaves like an Astilbe but she can’t remember its name. Here it is. Anybody recognise it?
Aren’t people kind! Everyone on GOY who sent me messages, thank you. I do believe that my stream bank project will be a success after all! well – here’s hoping. There’s a thunderstorm going on at the moment and it’s pouring again….
- 29 May, 2008
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