Sunday, 5 June 2011

rain drops ...

We have had rain here most of the afternoon and now evening. A complete change from Friday when I visited RHS Hyde Hall and managed to get sunburnt walking around all day, but my own fault for not taking up my sister's offer of sun screen! It is a lot better today but one side is still warm, hopefully another application of Sudocreme will help tonight. I'll do another entry next week to update you on my fantastic day and all the lovely people I met, so much to tell you all and so many pictures.


I love the garden when its raining and the colours against the grey paving circle, shame the camera doesn't catch it perfectly. And rain saves me having to water it all evening with watering cans. On Saturday I dug out my rosemary, it was so big and getting woody it just had to go. But all is not lost because I took loads of cuttings to pot up next week when I have more time and bought a low growing one in the plant shop at Hyde Hall called Fota Blue.

Today was the monthly Iwade village market and despite the weather, half term and Rochester Dickens festival not that far away we still had a busy day. So another one over for four weeks, just need to source some more stall holders to fill the hall garden area. It's getting harder to secure people despite all my efforts of emails and telephone calls. But I'm not one to give up and where theres a will....

Black bird update - three eggs! Yes three eggs, brilliant news. When I dug out the rosemary I managed to scape one more trug full out of the compost bin, Mr Blackbird was very pleased with the fresh supply of worms.

I'm off to carry on with some crochet and relax after a busy weekend. Hope you all had a good weekend and managed to get into the garden or allotment. Amanda x

9 comments:

Sue@Green Lane Allotments said...

Still no rain for us

eight by six said...

It's raining here again (9:30pm) I'll send some your way :)

Claire said...

it's raining here in surrey too, - hurray. Lovely to meet you at Hyde Hall, - I was a little red too, even with scrounging some sun tan cream

eight by six said...

Hi Claire it was lovely to meet you too, love your web site and your work. I found some Santuary cream I got for my birthday and smoothered myself in that tonight, seems to have worked!

kevinesmith said...

Lovely blog and your garden looks fab. Great to meet you on Friday.

Jo said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at RHS Hyde Hall, I look forward to reading all about it. We had a little rain last night, but not enough to water the plants, I still had to use the watering can.

eight by six said...

Jo - it rained here all day and only stopped late afternoon. I checked the garden when I got home and still very damp, no watering for me tonight :)

Sharon J said...

Another lovely shot of your garden. I like the idea of placing the washing line in a stone circle. Something for me to remember when I can afford to have my garden made over :)

eight by six said...

Hi Sharon, the washin line used to be on the outside in one paving slab. When we bought our Springer Spaniel last April the garden had to have a fence to keep him out! So I can't take the credit for this one. I'll post a photo taken from upstairs for you :)