Posted: 23/06/2016 at 09:00
Very uncomfortable night - warm and very humid and then the thunder and lightning started. Has been very heavy rain for about the last 5 hours and doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon.
My poor roses look quite pathetic. Fortunately most of the foxglves are under various trees so have a bit if protection from the worst of the deluge but some some lovely big clumps of geranium and anthemis, which usually look wonderful at this time of year, have completely collapsed & are splayed wide open - despite some decent corsetry underneath. They usually withstand most of the weather thrown at them but the sheer volume & intensity of rain this year has proved too much.
On a positive note - the hostas, ferns, persicaria and new plantings are looking good - and I haven't had to water the borders once so far this year. Even the veggie beds have not needed watering for the last few weeks. Saves hours & pennies. Would be quite happy to live in a wet part of the country but I would choose different plants...
Pat - my OH would like a drone - boys and their toys...
Fairy - we missed the Colin Prior programme last night - think it was probably just BBC2 Scotland so it's not on iPlayer. When I told OH he was sure we'd seen it but would have liked to see it again. Thanks for thinking of us
Off to vote in a moment - feels very important this time.