June Drops

My garden is battered, wet and lush. Luckily I put in plenty of stakes early on, but even so so extra support work is needed after yesterday’s wind. All the trees looked as though they were madly auditioning for a ‘because I’m worth it,’ hair tossing competition and this morning there are plenty of tattered green shreds on the ground.

For the photo competition

This afternoon my friend has her garden open in a village near Cheltenham – a whole group of them are open, which would be wonderful on a quintessentially warm June afternoon. Grey skies won’t pull the crowds.

This year has been terrible so far for the swifts, which arrived back in the UK pretty much on time – since when they have had very little good weather, and I have had very few opportunities to play swift song out of my office window to attract new nesters to the nesting boxes I had installed a while back. Shame.

Author: Sarah

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7 thoughts on “June Drops”

  1. Today is our local primary school’s Summer Fair and it is still very windy. There are quite a few people making their way to it and I just hope the rain stays away. Beautiful photo, Pseu.

  2. No, I think wind does more damage, at least to the garden.
    (Most children deserve to be rained on!)
    I was going to have my rose tea yesterday but cancelled it earlier in the week when the forecast was so bad. Thank God I did, it just kept coming sideways all day absolutely drenching rain. The dogs sat cross legged and yellow eyed, refused point blank to go out!
    I think the jet stream has totally forgotten to move North right round the world in the northern hemisphere for the summer and we are all getting the same foul weather.
    Coincidentally spousal unit was saying just the same thing about the swifts, don’t know where they went but they arrived here and now have buggered off, can’t say I blame them. We can always tell by seeing how many follow the lawn mower. He has a big ride on with a 50″ cut and they swoop and dive behind him like a cloud munching up the disturbed insects so comparatively easy to count them.
    We have kept the hummingbirds and the bees, this is an oasis for them with all the flowers, akin to a well stocked grocery.

    You are right about the extra support work especially when large flower heads get wet. I have some 6′ lilies that I must attend to today.

  3. We had a surprisingly good afternoon after a very gery morning… this evening we’ve had more heavy rain!

  4. I don’t mind children getting wet – they can be dried off. But it’s sad if rain damages decorations or outdoor stalls that parents and teachers have put a lot of work into. It’s even worse if no one turns up to appreciate all the hard work put in. Memories of PTA days.

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