Posted: 26/04/2012 at 14:04
Hope everyone is well.
Another yuky day. Heavy rain and blowing a gale here. One arm of my climbling rose has been ripped off in the wind. I have tied the tickest part into the trellis, as the previous string had snapped, but it needs more serious tying when this wind and rain dies down. This rose as the biggest, thickest thorns, and is a nightmare to tie in. Ii may collar 'Vic' for that job. Not sure how much more, my lovely carpet of tulips, can take of this weather. There are loads of them now, and they're being battered about a lot. The fire pit circle is full of water, the ditches are full, nearly 5ft, and I've had to fashion a run-off stream in the gravel drive to try and direct the ditch overflow down into the woodland beyond our fence. The 8 meter deep well water is higher than I have ever seen it. Hosepipe ban, my eye!