Paddling in the garden.

We are used to the rain here in the UK, but not of such biblical proportions! Talk about non stop rain, day after day after day, when will it all stop we are asking, but there is no respite on the horizon. This coming weekend, another storm, Storm Dennis is following hard on the heels of Storm Ciara. I donned my wellington boots and waterproofs and ventured forth to paddle my way round the back garden and woodland.

I hope my snowdrops can swim!

I know the patio will drain eventually, but will it be before the next lot of rain arrives?

The chives usually survive a bit of flooding, but this is going on for rather a long time!

The border by the archway is looking ok, even enjoying a lot of rain.

The other side is ok too.

The first part of the woodland is fine, in fact all the flowers look positively happy!

Part of the new path as well as the rest of the path, is flooded in places, hopefully they will soon drain.

Lots more Narcissus pseudonarcissus are now flowering, making the woodland more yellow, new seedlings popping up all over the place.

The hellebores all seem very happy, they don’t seem the least bit bothered by the rain, thank goodness.

All is not doom and gloom however, the conservatory is nice and dry, also warm when the sun does manage to shine and my potted crocus are now flowering.

They are out of the wind, cold and wet, doesn’t seem fair to put them outside does it?

At planting time, I couldn’t see where other bulbs were planted and I didn’t want ot cut them in half, so pots seemed the best idea.

Maybe I will keep them inside and then plant them as soon as the flowers are over, I’ll enjoy them in the garden next year.

I’m just so glad that I asked the WI Ladies in the village to come for coffee and a walk round the garden later this year. They will be coming in March when I hope the weather will be better than this week and weekend which is when they would usually have come. Who knows, it might be even worse, the garden might be covered in snow, it is the risk you take when you open your garden at this time of year.

I hope you are all keeping afloat and that your plants aren’t having to learn to swim!

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4 Responses to Paddling in the garden.

  1. Denise says:

    Wow, your garden really is waterlogged in places Pauline though it doens’t look like the flowers have sufflered much from the storm. I hope Dennis doesn’t change this. How lucky (hopefully) to have the WI ladies visit later!

    • Pauline says:

      We are still waterlogged a day later Denise, so far today it hasn’t rained, but we have been told that it is coming later. Parts of the country are totally under water, roads are now rivers and you need a boat to get around, houses and businesses flooded again, it must be really dreadful for them.

  2. snowbird says:

    Goodness, that’s a lot of water hanging around. Good to see so many spring flowers looking so happy. Your conservatory sounds the perfect place to be right now! xxx

    • Pauline says:

      I feel I shouldn’t really be complaining Dina, when so many people had it much worse further north, but the patio was flooded for about 10 days and now is covered in mud. The flowers though, don’t seem to mind!

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