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When I was at school we used to sing a song (to the tune of Men of Harlech) which went "Tramp up Snowdon, with our woad on. Never mind if we get rained or snowed on!" It was a sort of homage to our hardy ancestors running around painted with blue
A bit of garden clearance in the rain is always therapeutic. Working off a good lunch and feeling the drip of water down my neck, I feel my endeavours are all the more noble. Actually all I'm doing is ripping the vine out of the apple tree it's been
Hi Kate just got back from taking the dogs for a walk in Nonsuch Park,Like walking on a sponge with all this rain but it has started to fill all the brooks that feed the ponds, I haven't seen any wildlife in the ponds only dogs,I noticed
Just laid my first ever sedum roof with help from OH Looks fine, but was wondering with it being about 1 degree in central London at the moment at night, if it's a bad idea to water it or not? It came as fully grown sedum turf tiles, so you can only just see the edges of the til...
I've been drying out onions to prepare them for storage. This batch was lifted - from sodden beds - during the non-stop rains of late-July, then spread in a single layer on crates and mushroom boxes in the shed. Ordinarily, I would have left them
I have been watching the birds in my garden today and for the first time I have seen two baby Robins. I watched as both parents were were feeding both of them. What a joy is was to watch. As you can see I managed to get a photo of one. The garden has been really busy birds today ...
It's lovely haveing Sunshine but dear lord we can have some rain as well .....
and then I place it in a bigger pot and put it outside. I usually grow two plants. This year I decided to grow beef tomatoes from seeds I had from a tomato I had bought. Everything was going well until it rained, rained and rained again. I only got six
What a nice show. I think the garden has enjoyed the rain this year more than the gardener has. My dahlias are looking good and a lavatera hasn't stopped flowering since June.
Probably the poor weather. The plants like a rich soil, and nutrients will have been washed away by the incessant rain, so they may have been hungry. Also, they like the ground well drained - some hope this year!