But there’s always one storm in the season that’s a bit of a bastard, bringing water into the house and flattening the garden like a Bullingdon bad boy. That storm was yesterday.
So here are some pictures of how the garden was coming along throughout May and June – followed by some not-so-nice ‘after’ shots. Like a muddy reverse makeover.
|Honeysuckle and roses in bloom at the same time. This arch is heavenly to walk through |
in May ... so long as you don't mind a few (dozen) bees.
|Edging closer to my dream of a mad old lady cottage garden.|
|I want to be like Mariah Carey, demanding fresh cut flowers and a dozen kittens in every room.|
|Lots of lovely latahs (and alliteration).|
|Tiny courgette from earlier in the week. To be fair, I only sowed the seeds |
at the end of April, so I think they've come on really well.
|Look, reader, I have managed to cultivate some lettuce. The bastard snail army had already |
eaten my first batch but I'm too smart for them. These jagged bottles seem to be keeping them at bay.
|Look at my fucking rhubarb!!|
|Winner of World's Saddest Courgettes 2018. They should recover, though, they normally do.|
|My poor kale. Already almost destroyed by the bastard snail army, then drowned in my |
clever anti-snail device. Luckily, I have some more kale seedlings in the polytunnel.
|The wonky polytunnel held up surprisingly well, even against the huge hailstones. |
We just had to get rid of this alarming bulge of water...
|Water running down the walls from the window on the floor above. |
What a wonderfully airtight house we have!
Here’s hoping the stormy season is nearing its end for this year…