Posted: 16/11/2017 at 13:03
You must live very near to me duskhunter, I’m just outside Tavistock, it has indeed been a dreadful year, apart from a heatwave for about two weeks, I don’t think we’ve had a day where it hasn’t rained, some years we are bailing out bathwater to keep for plant watering, this year, all butts still full.
As you say, lots of plants mildew, but that’s usual for here too, I take no notice of that sort of thing, you’d be worrying constantly. I try to grow what’s tough and can take the weather, to make things worse, we are 960ft above sea level, so always windy.
But having lived here now for seven years, am finally sorting out what will overwinter and what grows reasonably well.
this weather does indeed keep our beautiful county green, I used to visit my family in Essex, as I drove up Country I would notice the verges and field gradually turning yellow and parched, when I got to her, she would say that there’s nothing she can do in the garden. Can’t get a fork into it.
so, I would rather have out weather than hers.😀👍🏻