You could almost hear the sign of relief around the garden today. Rain at last. This was rain that wet the roots and brought a bit more colour to the leaves. and will make all the difference to the trees making it through the rest of this summer.
With 98mm of rain today we were deluged and the usual problems of drainage on clay soil came to pass. Despite the discomfort rain can bring it was worth it to see the surrounding countryside perk up.
The moat around the celery plants filled up. I know that they’ll be pleased with the water as they don’t like drying out. Or so my gardening books tell me.
The whole of the potager was looking a bit bedraggled but I’m sure the plants were loving it really.
You can see here how the rain was sheeting down.
This is the effect on the rain collection system
At least the water tanks will be filled up. Although the alongside drive lack of drains had it’s usual flooding effect.
Yes, priority project before winter really sets in is to get the drainage sorted and the retaining wall for the left of the drive.
I’m not complaining about the rain we really needed it but it’s a big reminder of the jobs still needed to be done this summer and with only a couple of weeks left before autumn officially starts we’d better get our skates on.