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Monday, 9 July 2018

Lovely refreshing rain

Well in truth it is more like the fine drizzle that has you soaked before you even notice it. The plants are positively loving it and almost look as they are stretching up their little leaves like arms. It looks as though it is starting to clear up now but at least the ground has had a very gentle soak.  I always find that things grow so much quicker after a soaking with rain rather than a hosepipe.
It has meant an indoor day so far and I have given the kitchen a thoroughly good clean. Then I cracked a few almonds with a hammer and have put the nuts to soak... Maybe I will get an almond tree or two.  Can you tell my current passion is growing things.... I will need a conservatory the size of Kew Gardens if they all grow.

8 comments:

  1. We're still awaiting rain and no sign of it coming any time soon. Its been hot and dry and humid for days now and both the plants and I are in need of a little light rain to cool us down. Just a days would help nothing too heavy.

    Mitzi

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    1. Hi Mitzi. Even though it is drizzling outside I don't feel any cooler indoors. It will probably take a while for the heat to disappear... Then it will come back at the weekend.

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  2. I enjoyed hearing about your home grown trees, and hope the almonds work for you (they are so beautiful in the spring). My best attempts in this area have involved recognising peach trees when they come up in my flower borders, there are six growing at the moment due to my compost not getting hot enough. I have also had success with growing mulberry trees from the fruit, when you plant them the seeds have to be seperated or you will have twenty or so to a pot. The trees grow quite large but they make lovely shade trees, however the birds usually get most of the fruit. Thanks for the blog, I do enjoy it. Joyce

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    1. Hello Joyce. I am glad you like my blog... It is a lot like me. A load of mixed up bits and bobs.

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  3. I am longing for some rain Cherie. Hopefully yours will work it's way down to us.
    Hugs-x-

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  4. Lucky you, the ground here is cracking all over, I am half expecting the water company so say there will be a ban soon. Love to see and hear on your growing experiments.x

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  5. So often it seems the weather is feast or famine - too hot and dry, or too cold and wet. It is SO nice when there is a balance!

    Your green thumb continues to amaze me :)

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  6. oooh send some down to Cornwall please - plants and crops would positively love it. Emmax

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