Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Thunder and lightening

We've had a couple of days listening to the distant roll of thunder and watching occasional flashes of lightening to see if the storm is moving closer. We take refuge in the greenhouse when the sky darkens and drops of rain start to fall. It's crowded in the greenhouse with tomatoes, figs and assorted flowering plants, there is just enough room to cram in an old pub table and a couple of chairs.




The oleanders have grown from tiny cuttings, I have four different colours. It is a lovely plant and very easy to grow, but every bit of it is poisonous so I should really consider throwing them away.


The air feels oppressive, the low light level rather threatening.
The edge of the pond has still to recover from Sparky's enthusiastic investigations!

The soil in my garden is very light and sandy and does not retain moisture, there is little sign of the downpour we had just a few days ago, apart, that is, from a great growth spurt from the weeds! The potato patch would certainly appreciate some more rain.

12 comments:

  1. I love your space because it looks peaceful. We have a small table out back and then we have a magic floaty table as well. No legs. Happy Garden Days!

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    1. It IS peaceful, but crowded!
      "A magic floaty table'. I went to your post to see if I could see it, but no.

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  2. An old pub table? Did you sneak it out of your favourite local after a particularly lively night there? :-)
    We had thunder, lightning and rain yesterday, just when I finished work and was about to walk over to my parents' for my weekly visit. I waited 10 minutes, and it stopped raining.
    Oleander is beautiful! I didn't know the plant is poisonous, but as long as you don't try to eat it, what harm will it do?

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    1. Please... sneak it out of a pub - who do you think I am?!!
      Endless heavy rain since my last posting.
      Google gives quite dire warnings about the oleander plant but I'm loathe to destroy them as they flower constantly throughout the summer months.

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  3. The thunder and lightening that you heard and saw from afar was centred right over the spot where we live further north in the Cotswolds. It was horrific and I was grateful that we live on top of a hill. Down in the valley the local shops, which had just opened their doors for the first time since March, were flooded.

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    1. Ah, yes, we have now had heavy, constant rain and are relieved not to be in danger of flooding. Utter misery for some poor folks.

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  4. Your greenhouse is such a lovely place to retreat from the rain. My weeds seem to grow faster than any plants.

    We are expected to have four days of rain starting today, however, the past five days have been the prettiest June days with temperatures we usually find in May. It has been marvelous.

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    1. So glad the weather has been good for you and has, hopefully, lifted your spirits.
      Our greenhouse is tiny, but it is one of the best spaces that we have created since moving here.

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