Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whats Going on in the Rain!

This weather is unbelievable! We succumbed yesterday and lit the front fire, our house had a damp feeling about it, but its OK now! The wash basket was overflowing and its never overflowing, but I have nowhere to dry the washing!! So now I have airers spread across the lounge!
Outside the rain is rotting the onions, so I have had to put them and the garlic in trays and pop them in the greenhouse!

I will have to start removing the leaves of the tomato plants to allow the tomatoes to ripen

Around the garden, the plants are lapping up the rain.
I can't remember if I told you about planting this palm

K planted it for me before she started work about 6 weeks ago, since then it has gone ballistic. Whilst it was in its pot for 2 years it only ever had two leaves! Now as you can see it has at least five with a further two coming up, obviously likes where it is!
The Paulownia TomTomentosa has also grown, but to be honest you don't get the real idea of how much

until you add my muddy hand!

The Tetrapanax Rex has also shot off with all the rain we have been having

again, you don't get the true size of it until I add my little hand!

The Red Caster Oil plant (Ricinus something or other) is now taller than me and I'm 5ft 10ins!

A few Eucomis flowers

The Tree ferns as you can see adore this damp weather, I have never had so many fronds on them!

I know I promised you an Indian summer, but sadly I may have been wrong, even my banana leaves are yellowing at the edge, a sure sign of autumn!!


Cheryl said...

Hi Libby....I am not going to say "I told you so" because we have a few weeks to go yet and the weather in this country can change overnight....
It is blowing a gale here and is 15 degrees.......I am wearing a jumper today......
Your garden looks lush and that has got to be a have some lovely exotic blooms to....I have loved watching your garden grow.....

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Don't despair of the weather Libby. It could turn sunny at the drop of a ginormous leaf. Heavens, how big those leaves are in your garden and I am simply green with envy about your tree ferns. How gorgeous they are. See, all that rain is good for something, but I do hope we get some much needed sunshine in the coming weeks. It's sunny here today.

Denise said...

Summer? You have to laugh! Think I'll go and do some warm me up! LOL!

Sheila said...

I'm glad to see that all is well and thriving in your personal 'rain forest'..!
Our weather has been very wet too. It's been good for some plants and death to others.
I'll be glad when it's over so we can complain about something else, other than the rain..!