It’s a bit damp here and I’m officially not allowed to complain because of the drought and the fact I’d previously been complaining about all the horrible sun we were having.
Even if it is rather inconvenient, it’s great to be getting some rain!
When it’s wet I inevitably get asked ‘So what do you do when the weather’s like this?’ to which my usual reply is ‘Get wet!’ Because the weather was thoroughly unsuitable for mowing last week I could catch up on a bunch of weeding at the Towers which was really useful. I will admit to carefully saving up my ‘indoors jobs’ (pricking out and seed sowing mostly) for when the weather’s wet but as I had a grand total of three hours worth to do last week it wasn’t sufficient to keep me dry. Also I kept putting it off thinking ‘ah it’s not raining THAT hard it’s bound to be worse later, I’ll do it then.’
There’s not much interesting to say about weeding or about finding out how un-waterproof my waterproofs are. But I did get some gardening done on the home front on Sunday in the gorgeous sunny patches between rain. I planted lettuce, mustard and chard plants (all left overs from work) in the bed using my home grown compost from our Dalek style composters:
And I took some gratuitous veg porn shots of Purple Sprouting Brocolli:
And Sweet Cecily:
To summarise – Hurrah for rain!