Category Archives: rain

Six on Saturday: Having a Ball

Having been forecast a damp day yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find the rain held off till mid-afternoon, leaving just grey skies for the day out we had planned. My order of bulbs from Peter Nyssen had arrived … Continue reading

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Depends Who’s Asking: Top June Blooms

If I were to use visitor comments from our open garden sessions to gauge what the top blooms are in the garden at the moment it would be (not in any particular order) roses, poppies, astrantia and Lagurus ovatus (bunny … Continue reading

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A Random Six on Saturday

There is no theme to my Six on Saturday today, although if I could post fragrances that is what you be experiencing instead of six fairly random photos. I cannot even post pictures of the six things given me the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Exquisite

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Wordless Wednesday: Hoorah for a Rainy Day!

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In a Vase on Monday: What Goes Around…

…comes around, and on Friday friends came around for lunch, bringing a nice bottle of wine and a pretty posy of flowers from their garden – so far, so to be expected. Apart from the sedum, though, all the flowers … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wet Pickings

Yesterday, when these blooms were picked, it rained virtually all day from morning till night – when was the last time that happened? May sometime? The garden was certainly very grateful, as of course was the gardener even though it … Continue reading

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Bowing Down to the Rain God

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At Last Hurrah!

After a couple of months of heat, blue skies and no rain we have finally had a day of welcome coolness, grey skies and RAIN! Yesterday felt damp and there was a little rain, but it was warm and there … Continue reading

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Precious drops

After weeks without, The ground is dry And unforgiving, Plants parched And gasping For relief. Guilty watering Barely Wets their lips; This humanitarian gesture, This act of pity, Is sadly too late For some And it will be The strong … Continue reading

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