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What a Difference a Year Makes

alanb

By alanb

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On a VERY wet day in Cheshire, I thought I would tidy up some photographs on my PC. I came across a few taken last July (2018).

Listening to the weather forcast last night … expected rain 30-60 mm overnight with temperatures in the mid teens, also ‘amber weather warning in SE England’.

Compared to last year, temperatures of 25-30 degrees, with 2mm of water …… ALL MONTH.

Poor garden gasping for water:

The poor grass !

This compares to a couple I took this morning:

In conclusion: “Hopefully this year, there will not be a water shortage”. <]:~))

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Beautiful garden,Alan....first time to see an all over view and also the background .What a difference in weather...I remember moaning at the drought and having to water more.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks Julia, unfortunately, this weather isn't too conducive to relaxing in our gardens and enjoying them. Oh well, maybe July will be better, fingers crossed.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Incredible isn't it Alan. Last year we had great weather throughout July, but it got going a lot sooner further south. This year its business as usual. Cold, windy, showery. I do hope we will get some warmth at some point...can't see any in the forecast. Still, as you demonstrate - the garden is lush.

11 Jun, 2019

 

I'm a wee bit North of you in Manchester. Worst thing recent days is it's just so relentlessly grey, plants getting leggy from lack of sun...
Just an hour or two of afternoon sun would help stop me getting twitchy to get out there & do stuff

11 Jun, 2019

 

Karen, Darren, thanks for your comments. The hanging baskets could with some warmth in order to grow. Sitting here in the lounge, feeling quite depressed, watching the rain come down. Last time I experienced rain like this, was when I worked in Fort William, for 12 months.

11 Jun, 2019

 

I've been realising too that last year's weather compared to this year makes a heck of a difference to how much shade the trees give. Last year it was dappled & pleasant, this year it's another layer of gloom on gloom...
I've been looking at long-term forecasts though & they seem to agree that the NW will even out & get a bit more summery before the SE so that's something, fingers crossed 😊

11 Jun, 2019

 

I studied at UMIST Darren, so I know Manchester get's more than it's fair share of water.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Beautiful garden Alan. We at Heathrow had a months worth of rain yesterday, amber warning, and it was still throwing it down at half eleven last night. Only last week and the week before the weather report said "hottest place today Heathrow" but that's all changed this week.

11 Jun, 2019

 

that is an interesting blog. I should look back at last yrs pictures too. I rarely water borders even during periods of dry spells.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Lush looking garden this year, the grass looks particularly green, sets off this lovely borders.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Thorneyside, Seaburngirl and Siris. I wrote this block this morning and noted it started raining at 5am. Still raining now 7pm with no sign of the rain stopping.

Won't need to do any watering tonight. <]:~))

11 Jun, 2019

 

What a difference in weather your garden looks lovely and lush , the farmers here would say we need the rain which is probably true but we do like a spot of sunshine as well ...

11 Jun, 2019

 

You have such a nice garden Alan, what a contrast from last year, I love the seating area and the way you have softened the patio area with all those pots, must be lovely sat there as the world goes by.

11 Jun, 2019

 

It does look lovely Alan. At least you can enjoy it through the window... This British weather these days seems to be always one thing or the opposite doesn't it? Saturday here was nice but today it's so cold as well as showery.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Amy, Julien and Steragram.

Amy, wouldn't it be great if we could control the weather.
Heavy rain at night, brilliant sunshine during the day.
Farmers happy, gardeners a gardens happy! <]:~))

Julien, the pots are Wendy's department. Despite my hints annually to reduce the number of pots and hanging baskets, they still seem to breed like rabbits. If it ever stops raining, I'll definitely be having a seat, probably with a San Miguel or glass of wine.

Steragram, our weather is so inconsistent. I wonder how many people bought and ice cream van this Easter .... and wish they hadn't. <]:~))

11 Jun, 2019

 

Your garden is gorgeous

12 Jun, 2019

 

What a little love can do! You've done a lot with a little. I'm impressed. I hope you get to enjoy your garden and much time in the jacuzzi.

12 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Gerardine.

Paul, funny you mention Jaccuzi! I put the gardening tray flat on the patio and it's made the best ever bird bath, with about an inch of water in it. I reckon you could get a whole family of blackbirds in it, having a wash at the same time.
That would make a great photo, if I can get one ...... Watch this space. <]:~)

14 Jun, 2019

 

LOL You've piqued my interest. I'm watching.....

14 Jun, 2019

 

What a difference, it's like two extremes isn't it. It looks much better after the rain though :)

15 Jun, 2019

 

Hi Hywel, sounds like the weather could be improving again next week.

15 Jun, 2019

 

I hope it does, we need rain but not all this much :D

15 Jun, 2019

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