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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Blustery Day

09 May 2011 18:18:57
Acer rufinerve (Joshua's tree)

Acer rufinerve (Joshua's tree)

It's such a blustery day here, with flash downpours, that I had to put all my newly bought plants into the greenhouse for safekeeping.

As if that didn't make things congested enough, I then set about potting on loads of Amaranthus, Nicandra, Campanula, Primula and Stroibilanthes. I also potted on a few plants from yesterday that were pot bound (not ones from Terra Nova, I hasten to add).

Of course, as it was so blustery outdoors, all of the newly potted plants had to go into the greenhouse too. The weather had better improve or my plants will die of dehydration as many are quite inaccessible.


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fran m fran m 09 May 2011 21:02:40

Yes it was a bad day, worst rain I have seen in a long time. Great colour in the photo.


sallysarah sallysarah 09 May 2011 21:33:50

Just the odd shower here but oh so windy.  I'm sure I haven't dreamt this but I did hear we are in for colder weather by the weekend with North winds!!!


accsean accsean 09 May 2011 22:13:29

That looks to be a lovely acer, Rachel.


Rachel Rachel 09 May 2011 23:46:05

I hope it lets up soon and you are wrong, Sally.

Thanks, Sean. A pretty little tree, usually grown for its bark.


andyf7 andyf7 10 May 2011 00:01:31

nice colour splash their, the wind has caused a lot of plant damage again, first it was -15 and snow and now relentless gusts, their was a shower today for 10mins and it was biblical.


LindaB LindaB 10 May 2011 12:54:51

I don't mind the rain as it waters the garden but I hate the wind with a vengence and it sure is windy here.  I planted out my courgettes at the weekend as veg garden was sheltered until the wind decided to change direction and they were blown to pieces!!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 May 2011 22:29:26

Lots of heavy rain thunder and lightening here at least now the rain has had some effect on the hard ground but along with the flowers the weeds are rising too better day today windy with the occasional shower


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