OK, since the water reserves in our undergroung aquifers are probably sufficiently topped-up now to keep us all supplied for quite a while, could we please have some nice sunny "classic" Autumn weather now?
Meanwhile, I'm taking photos of stuff with raindrops on it...
|Cotinus "Royal Purple"|
The Asparagus fern retains rain for a long time after it has fallen, each tiny spike of foliage holding on to its own tiny drop of moisture, making the plants shimmer with light as if covered in millions of little sequins:
There aren't many seeds on the Asparagus this year, probably because there were fewer bees about, and the flowers didn't get pollinated. Do you remember that earlier in the year I tried to germinate some Asparagus seeds? Well, the experiment was a total failure (dare I say "washout"?). None of the seeds germinated.
The Blueberry plants that I pruned so severely last month have produced a lot of new growth, which looks fresh and delicate in the rain.
My container of Spring Onions ("White Lisbon Winter Hardy") is certainly well-irrigated:
And the chillis? Who knows.