Saturday, 28 July 2018

Rain At Last

Firstly, a very warm welcome to Elaine, my new follower...hello  :)

A few days ago we harvested our potatoes from the trough we had used.  There were 2.5kg of lovely, smooth skinned, yummy potatoes.  They taste creamy and delicious and will last us a few weeks if we keep them cool, as we don't eat an enormous amount of potatoes in Summer.


In their place we have planted leeks (the compost has been totally removed, enriched and replaced)


The garden has suffered a bit with the total lack of rain.  These Hydrangeas were a beautiful purple but are now changing colour as our soil is pretty neutral.  We need to do something next year to bring the purple back...





Our GS gave us a couple of sunflower seeds and the flowers are doing quite well.  They obviously love the sunny weather.  This one is the smallest.  I'll let you know how tall they get.  What's the biggest you have grown?


Today is blessedly cool and we had some rain overnight.  It began around 9pm last night and, at one point during the night, it belted down.  Thank heavens.  Let's hope there's a little more to come as the river level at Bewdley is down to 22cm. 

Tomorrow I am going to a wildlife park with the family so you can bet your bottom dollar that we will have thunderstorms and torrential rain!  It never fails...lol...

I hope everyone who needs rain has had some too,

Take care x

20 comments:

  1. We have rain here in Hampshire, and forecast for rest of today and tomorrow

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    1. Rain should freshen things up a bit, Marlene, do enjoy the respite! The sun WILL be back :) x

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  2. I love the hydrangea with the mixed colours. You did well with the potatoes. My trough was a bit disappointing. Just enough for one meal for the two of us :)

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    1. What a shame about your potatoes. I think we were just lucky this time.

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  3. There are always sunflowers in our garden at this time of year. Our tallest (which is yet to flower) is just over seven feet at the moment. I just hope it can stay strong now that the weather has become blustery.
    Your potatoes have done well. I think I might try amd grow some next year. X

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    1. 7 FEET? Wow! I don't think ours will reach anywhere near that as we were a bit late sowing them. The spuds were lovely, do give it a go :)

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  4. I was disappointed with our potato crop, not so good this year, I blame the drought, love the hydrangea, very pretty. Enjoy the wildlife park.

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    1. Thank you :) The drought has affected so many things, Marlene, and, of course, it's raining at the moment here so we will be in for a damp day ...lol...x

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  5. Lovely home grown potatoes.

    We have had a very short shower early this afternoon and a little longer one in the last twenty minutes. I can almost hear the garden gulping it all down.

    Hope it doesn't rain on your day out.
    Hugs-x-

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  6. We put coffee grounds on our hydrangea, to keep it blue The other one is pink. Rained heavily all day but now the sun is out.

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    1. What a great idea, Jill, our local Morrisons gives the grounds away for free so I might be able to pick some up tomorrow. Thank you for the tip x

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  7. I am just about to harvest the beetroot and was thinking what to replace it with You inspired me to think leeks.

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  8. We finally got rain, hail and thunderstorms last night and this morning. It's very windy today on the coast.

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    1. It's all or nothing isn't it, Tania, we have rain here but certainly no hail or thunder yet :/ Enjoy the respite from the heat x

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  9. Tallest sunflower this year over 13 feet tall...it is a true monster! x

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  10. Oh, potatoes! Those look delicious. I have only grown them once, and they were so much better than the ones you buy at the store. Your garden looks lovely.

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  11. شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل افضل شركة خدمات منزلية بالجبيل نظافة شاملة مع التعقيم والتلميع وابادة الحشرات شركة تنظيف بالجبيل شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة نظافة بالجبيل والمنطقة الشرقية تقدم لعملائها افضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاضافة الي تقديم الخدمات من خلال عمالة مدربة وذات خبرة كبيرة بمجالات التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات , فلا تتردد في الاتصال بشركة تنظيف بالجبيل للحصول علي كل ما هو مميز ولضمان الحصول علي منزل امن نظيف راقي خالي من المواد الضارة والميكروبات

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
    شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

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