Sunday, 2 June 2013

It's a green disaster

I am not going to start a long rant about how messed up the weather has been this "Spring" and how this has badly affected Nature and those of us trying to grow stuff in a garden or on a balcony. We have been held at ransom by rain in the last few weeks, culminating with over 24 hours of non-stop rainfall this Friday/Saturday.

The river at the bottom of our garden (seen above on a normal day) has burst its banks, firemen have been on duty all weekend setting up sand bags and blocking roads, whole tree trunks have been floating past and bridges have been submerged. Needless to say that with the lack of sunshine and over-generous amount of water, our tomato/pepper/chilli/courgette/aubergine seedlings are not looking promising. We had very good crops last year but this year will likely turn out to be a wash-out (no pun intended). The only plants which are doing well (probably because they are inside!) are Mr T's collection of carnivorous plants:

Pretty and keeping the winter garden fly-free! :-)

PS: I have recently discovered the panoramic setting on my camera and Picasa Photo Editor, so, as you can see, I am going through a mad phase with both of these!

1 comment:

JuanitaTortilla said...

I can tell that people all over are complaining about bad weather this pseudo-Spring! Imagine the horror farmers must be facing too.

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