I don’t know about you but I am tired of these storms so called Ciara and Dennis blasting through. Who do they think they are, ripping our trees and flooding our ground. For people badly effected in Wales and Yorkshire I hope things ease quickly for you.
I and 323,000 other people follow Monty Don on Instagram. It must be so distressing for him to see his garden submerged and his large feature urn which we are all familiar with, smashed in the wind. How dreadful this weather is.
I would love to have some flowers for my vase to share with you and Cathy but the garden is too wet to walk on. Given the state of Montys garden I feel I should not moan, but here goes. Sections of the garden look on the face of it to be fine. I dare not walk on the lawn as my footsteps sink in the grass and puddles form.
A cheering, bright sight this morning, still windy but not raining.
The raised beds are looking happy enough
The grass is definitely growing. I would like to give it a light cut but despite appearances here, it is too wet.
The borders have standing water and I still have not been able to complete clearing the herbaceous grasses.
There are flowers out there, hellebores primroses, Iris reticulata, Viburnum bodnantense. I just can’t get to them. There’s always next week……
Enjoy the lull in the weather. Stay safe out there, wherever you are. D.
Lull in the weather? That wind is freezing. Your garden looks lovely even if it is squelchy. And are those gerberas? They are so cheery.
Anna greentapestry said:
At least the wind and heavy rain have eased for now although we have more rain just now. I saw Monty’s photos on Twitter including one of a vallant Nigel trying to lap up the water. Your garden looks so inviting. Is the willow (guessing) sphere pegged down?
For now. I do hope it doesn’t come back. Yes I saw that picture of Nigel, sweet. The sphere is not willow, although the fence is, it is actually corten steel so thankfully it held firm.
I am sorry your garden is so soggy, Dorris, but as you say it could be worse and you could be submerged. I don’t ‘do’ Instagram so hadn’t heard about Monty’s garden but so many of us know and feel at home when we see it on GW so will empathise with him in his distress. I hope you can get out again properly in yours soon, although there is still some precipitation anticipated this week, I think. Do the gerberas cheer you up – or just brighten the house?
They make me reach for my shades.
A kind gift
The thought counts, doesn’t it?
Wow, your grass is so green Dorris! It looks very tidy and the raised beds were certainly a very good idea. Bits of our garden are under water too, but (luckily?) the flower beds are on the dry slope behind the house… I do hope you get some warm breezes to dry up all the water.
Warm breezes sound like the stuff of dreams. Alas we have more rain on the way and wind too. No wonder the grass is so green with all this mild wet winter
Kris Peterson said:
I can’t imagine puddles like that. It’s really too bad you can’t direct some of that rain to my area of the world, which is once again headed into drought.
I somehow ended up with a WordPress account recently when my ability to access other blogger posts was hung up so we’ll see if it allows this comment reaches you after a long absence on my part.
Hello! My brother is in NZ and they are on drought conditions
It is a shame we can’t distribute the rain where it’s needed. Thanks for commenting
Eliza Waters said:
Back-to-back storms with lashing winds are no fun. I hope you dry out soon!
No fun at all. Thanks Eliza
Well, at least we know where the weather is going. It isn’t coming here!
Well, we really could use more rain before winter runs out. Water is such a valuable commodity here.
It is everywhere. We just happen to have had too much this winter
I hope things will settle soon, weather can be so scary. But your garden looks lovely, especially that gorgeous viburnum, so you really shouldn’t moan, I guess, but sometimes it helps. Take care x
The wind drives me crazy sometimes though I think it will help dry things out. Hope for less squishy soon and no E named storm.
Oh I don’t like it at all! Noisy and damaging. Uninvited guest!
I agree, realized I need to start planting a wind screen!