Sunday 29 December 2013

Wet, wet, wet!

I have seldom been more glad that we don't live near a river. Our house stands on a small (very small) hill, but right now it's a welcome hill. We have had so much rain recently, and there is no end in sight.

It has not been good gardening weather, that's for sure, and I have only made the occasional brief foray into the garden to take a few pictures. This is what most things look like right now - sodden:

Raindrops on a broccoli leaf

Cavolo Nero

Well-watered broccoli

Despite the rain, the "Soleil d'Or" daffodils I brought back from Scilly are beginning to produce buds:

"Soleil d'Or"

I mustn't complain too much, because I know that many people (most people, in fact) are much worse off than me. There is a lot of flooding throughout the UK, and unusually the South-East is one of the worst-affected areas.


  1. It might not be good gardening weather but it makes for some beautiful photos. Your daffodils seem early, mine aren't even poking through the soil yet, though all my other spring bulbs are.

  2. Thankfully it's not too bad here. But to see your possessions covered in mud and water must be heartbreaking

  3. Yes we must be thankful that we haven't had to deal with the weather conditions other people have had lately. On a brighter note it was a lovely day here today & a couple of hours were spent in the garden bringing it under control.

  4. Glad you've escaped the flooding. Your brassicas look lovely and sparkly.

  5. Lovely watery pictures Mark. Glad you live on a hill! I haven't been to the allotment for ages because of the sodden conditions. No sign of any dry spells coming up either.

  6. The plants at least seem happy enough. Love the kale photo.


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