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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Posted by Alan on April 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM




Why is the hosepipe ban  still in place? If I wash my dirty car tomorrow I could be ultimately fined! Thames Water wont relent- it's ridiculous.


How is your garden coping with the deluge? Im on thick clay and Ive given thanks numerous times for having added a buk bag of sharp sand and another of rotted manure last year. Otherwise Id be swimming in water- wearing flippers rather than wellies. 


My neighbour built a sunken patio a few years ago, and that's what it is now- sunken! The drainage couldnt cope and its under water! Their attempts to pump out te water proved fruitless, the clay means the ground is absolutley sodden. The water came back  within hours. 

The slugs obviously dont like it either; emerging hostas and seedings (under cloches) havent been touched- yet.

Categories: Weather, Gardening at home, Spring

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5 Comments

Reply Lewisham Gardens
7:45 AM on April 29, 2012 
Alan- its still raining!
its pooling all over the garden. Turns out the space I had prepared for a new lawn isnt level- the rain is pooling unevenly!
Reply Jenny
3:27 PM on April 29, 2012 
The events we were due to attend were completely washed out.
We lost a new bank we were building around a pond. It was planted up with creeping varieties of herbs. Its a molten mess of muddy plants now.
Reply Alan
1:30 AM on April 30, 2012 
Ive been out with the dog and its been bright and sunny. Wore our galoshes yesterday, braved the rain and took the dog to Elmstead Woods, one of our favourite walks. Eventually ended up huddled in a cafe in Chislehurst. Emma, (the dog!) had a great time!
Reply Alan
1:31 AM on April 30, 2012 
Lewisham Gardens says...
Alan- its still raining!
its pooling all over the garden. Turns out the space I had prepared for a new lawn isnt level- the rain is pooling unevenly!
looks like the rain did you a favour! ;-)
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