Posted: 18/05/2017 at 18:03
Not often I have the opportunity to say this but - I've been forced back inside by the rain
Third day of gentle, but heavy rain, not accompanied by gusty winds and mainly through the night - all my Christmasses have come at once
I think by tomorrow morning we will probably have had over 2" of rain on the parched soil. The garden is absolutely loving it - soaking it all up like a big fat sponge - and the plants are growing at a rate of knots. Have even managed some planting in the woodland border. Normally a bit of a no dig area after February because it sets like concrete when dry and is full of tree and shrub roots.
Lovely - can stand days more of the same to do a really thorough job.
I seem to have been Tangoed with some of my plantings this year - lots of shades of orange - a colour I have shied away from in the past. But there's also lots of purples, blues, very pale yellows, lime greens and dark foliage so the oranges are adding a real zing at the moment. Will be interesting to see if it all still works later in the season.
Would love love some Rhodies but the soil is quite alkaline and I don't really do pots. The pics on here are tempting me again though
Nice to see SGL again and I hope RB is doing ok. Happy birthday to puss cat M-U (or was that yesterday - I've forgotten).
I've also forgotten everything else I've just read so I'll just hope you all have a good evening.
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