Thursday, 26 April 2012

It's Gone

Well it's gone at last, and my Clematis, and my Eunonymous, and my Lavenders 
Could not get a picture of the final demolition as it was done in torrential rain and could have damaged my camera
I'm really wanting to get stuck in now in this whole area, plus the area where the greenhouse was but without too much cost
or adding too much extra garden maintenance

The flooded garden will cramp my style for a while

Ever since drought restrictions were put in place in many parts of the country at the beginning of April it has not stopped raining
not just 'rain' but torrential downpours

Is this going to help the drought - not at all apparently as this kind of rain mostly runs away and does not soak into the dry and parched ground like steady winter rain that soaks through to the water table before being taken up with all the new Spring growth

I guess it's watch this space!


Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

The 'wrong kind of rain' it seems! I doubt it will stop the water company bosses paying themselves big bonuses though.
Isn't it frustrating not being able to get out and get on with the garden.

becky up the hill said...

I hope and pray from one God loving gardener's heart to another that your rain does indeed help. Here in the central Sierra's, we too are under water problems, or the lack thereof. Meanwhile, it poured all night.

Patsy said...

Went back to catch-up, will be back to see what great plans you have for your lovely garden.

Elizabethd said...

That is a very wet garden! What a lot of rain there has been lately.
You must be looking forward to recreating that bit of the garde.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We aren't flooding here but have had rain on and off. It's been very cool for the end of April too. Rainy days give you time to plan though. Can't wait to see what you do.

elizabeth said...

Just catching up with your recent posts.
Gosh, your garden does look puddly. I'm sure SOME of it will sink in?
How exciting to have new space.

Thanks for the Olympics update.
I must say however much people moan about recessions and so on, England in general is so very much more prosperous since I left in 1979.

Just off to walk the dog in the rain.

Katie and Sean update: Sean has a job in New York.
Katie's status is unchanged, but she is hanging in there and just waiting for her paperwork to come through. I'm longing to welcome my extra daughter here!

Annie Jeffries said...

With the remaining brick foundation, I would say you have the beginnings of a private sitting area.

nikkipolani said...

Torrential rains after drought warnings? Very strange. Hopefully, you'll be getting the steadier rains you're used to.

talesfromagarden said...

That was one hell of downpour all right your beds look very sad and waterlogged! Hopefully all will come right soon!

CherryPie said...

You have a lovely garden. I really must get out and about into mine. We have had that almost non stop rain too. It has brought out all the beautiful colour though.

Gracie Saylor said...

Our April showers have been gentle and scattered thus far which for our rainy climate is a bit unusual here near Portland, OR USA. Yesterday I posted pictures of our massive cherry tree you might enjoy seeing. And today, we are having showers of cherry blossoms!
[to distract you until God allows your downpours to stop] <3

Vee said...

Well, I'm going to believe that all that water is doing some good somewhere. It would seem that at first it might run off, but you've had so much of it as have we. (We're in for another week starting Tuesday. At least we'll have had two days of sun.)