Monday, 28 May 2007

RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS...

What a washout this Bank Holiday has been. It has been raining since 6am Sunday morning and is still raining now (2.20pm Monday). I know I should be grateful for this rain, many of my blogpals from around the word are praying for it..... but I wish it would stop for a while. The wind and the rain have played havoc with the budding poppys which have now been almost flattened....and now I have compost (thanks Lynn) I had really been looking forward to potting up all the cuttings and seedlings into their Summer places but "rain stopped play". I'm not just a fair weather gardener but I would be truly mad to go outside at the moment.
In the end the "need" to garden got to me so much I ended up potting up some stuff in the kitchen.
These Habranthus bulbs desperately needed potting .......
or I would never see them looking like this
and seeing the way the water gel had swelled in this pot ........... made me wonder if I really needed this!These lettuce seedlings are waiting to go out but I think they'd drown at the moment....
of course the Water lettuce (Pistia) would love to get out in the pond but with a night-time temperature of 5C and ground forecast for tonight I daren't risk it.
though the Trollius is more than happy..........this plant was affectionately nicknamed Bart Simpson by Mick due to its "spiky" hair.....

And these.....................will have to wait until the rain stops as they are to go straight into the garden.

Well must go now....I've a few things I need to hunt out...now where's that list.................

THINGS TO FIND
Wellingtons
Souwester
Hat, scarf, gloves
Hot water Bottle
Thermal Vest
Long Johns

6 comments:

Ruby in Bury said...

I like the Bart Simpson flower :-D

I've had my central heating on today!! Unheard of in May!! I might fill a hot water bottle tonight as well.

xx

genuisscuffy said...

Hi Ruth, I have the same problem with the water gel in some of my baskets the say a teaspoon and i think its never enough and added a bit more!! The boys wondered why I had put jelly in the hanging baskets and where was theres? so I had to make a jelly for tea!!!
I too was cold last night - got my blanket out again! The wind was horrible I thought my little greenhouse was going to fly away!

UKBob said...

I know what you mean about the weather Ruth, its 5C here this morning, thats colder than some winter mornings. I'm expecting a refund in my 'global warming' taxes this month because it's just not happening here.

talj said...

You've been TAGGED :o) {{HUGS}}

Mark said...

Dont forget your Ark ...just in case.

CG said...

LOL at the list of things to find...stuff you need for an English summer!!

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