Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:16
Thursday was still lovely weather, so we went outside and scrubbed out one water butt and replaced it. Its overflow butt was almost empty, so finished that off in the evening on the containers and one border, with the intention of scrubbing that one on Friday. Busy in the a.m. then in the afternoon, we had a torrential thunderstorm that lasted about an hour. Goodie, I thought, a couple of inches in the clean butt to start us off again (there was 3 inches of rainwater in a bucket I had inadvertently left outside) and I could maybe pop out between showers to do the other one out. Amazingly, after that one hour of rain, the clean water butt was full to the brim...even more amazingly, so was the overflow butt - and they are both big containers! No wonder yesterday a.m. saw me tidying up and cutting out fallen lupins, battered to death, giving the geraniums the 'Chelsea Chop' as they were too "bloody and bowed" to stand upright and sorting out my containers and climbing plants. I'm hoping for a decent spell this aft to sort out the rest of the garden...but then, that's what we live for, isn't it?