Another soggy day here in the north of England. I have just had a stroll round my garden to have a look how things are coping with the wet. I think I am going to miss a lot of seed collection because they are all rotting!! Some of my more tender blossoms are also rotting in the petals its so upsetting isnt it!
Parts of my lawn, which is only four months old and sown, not laid, is underwater! about three inches. It drains away eventually because I had extensive drainage put in when I moved into my house. I have only been here two years and the first year was spent completely gutting the house(bungalow) and then modernising it, then the first half of this year I spent on the garden, drainage, new walls, topsoil, lawn soil which turned out to be substandard and caused me endless problems! The solid clay, there is no soil at all, it is all real clay – the type you would pot with lol, was compacted even more by the builders so I have got my work cut out !!! Its not a small garden but its not massive either – one day I must measure it lol, but I do so love it and being in it. Its all my own work, apart from the drainage and walls so its like my baby and I’m not enjoying seeing it struggle with the rain!
My new hibiscus which I haven’t planted yet because of the rain is still in its pot and on its side, blown over by the wind!!
Will the weather ever turn!!!
I hope to do a more positive blog next time!!! I promise i’m not always this miserable lol.
- 19 Aug, 2008
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