Posted: 14/07/2012 at 04:21
Seems to me that all you gardeners South of the Border are doing better with your plants and veg. than we are here in Central Scotland. It's fun and games in my garden and weather forecaster said today that in the whole of July we'd had an hour and a half of sun.
This little lavender patch is being propped up from constant flooding at it's bottom.
My beetroot is going the same way as the cabbage I had to pull up which had white mould.
But there's a little beet at the bottom and I don't know whether I should just pull them all up now or whether they have to be binned.
The rain and humid spells are going for most things. So I decided to cut down dense foliage, part of a tree and a privet hedge which was wild. I'm merrily sawing away the privet when in the middle I find it's produced flowers for the first time.
My young hydrangea has had infected (or something) leaves for 2 months and now it's worse.
BUT - everything 'yellow' seems to be loving this continual rain - especially the tubs which have Nonstop Mocca begonias. They just keep blooming and blooming.
'Wargraves Pink' and other geraniums seem to be in their element.
And - my little Hebe 'Caledonia' has flower buds for the very first time which I'm really chuffed about. Makes splashing about in puddles all worthwhile.
And we've had a day today where it didn't rain. Hurrah! Celebration time.