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Singing and dancing in the rain.

12 May 2017 19:30:29

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The rain finally arrived around two o'clock and even though not heavy, it is constant and if one listens carefully, you can hear the shrubs and trees singing songs of thanks.

R. sneezy and R. dreamland are two hybrids that go well together and even the dull, rainy evening doesn't take from their display. I reckon it's a waltz.

The only Rhodo I don't have a name for is featured in the second photo, I almost lost this three or four years back and nearly took it out but thankfully I am slow to take that step and it recovered brilliantly and has thrived since. Fatal hesitation, I don't think so.

The third photo is a close up of a rain drenched R. marcel menard truss.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 May 2017 20:55:16

It was raining all night here. And apart from a couple of hours earlier, there has been a constant drizzle here all day. Very dark too. Thoroughly miserable.

Lovely photos, Sean.

Scrubber Scrubber 12 May 2017 22:54:39

Just as long as you werent ! Jacinta. I hear the singing Sean! and they are dancing here as well! Lovely pics and hope the rain gives everything a boost!

Dick Dick 12 May 2017 23:11:39

I concur. The rain was more than welcome. I had been to Kilkenny in the morning and back to Carlow about mid day. One could see that the all was going to be great. Now it is. Last night the temperature was above 10 degrees. To night the Musa and bedding plants are outside. This is what happens with the low pressure, little between night and day. Now I don't have to go to the  Marble City to see those from across the Irish Sea hurling. I can see plenty of it at home.

Jackie Jackie 12 May 2017 23:49:47

It's a welcome relief for the garden. It's been raining here since about 6pm but we had glimpses of sunshine during the day too. I love the names Sneezy and Dreamland. They look so good too. 

JoanG JoanG 13 May 2017 00:02:47

Yes, Sneezy and Dreamland do go well together; nice photos Sean.  We've had drizzle or soft rain on and off today and the garden welcomes it but still needs more to recover fully. 

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 13 May 2017 00:04:48

Please send some to me.....not a drop all day or night, so far, and gosh we need it so badly.

accsean accsean 13 May 2017 10:15:36

Good morning and thanks to all of you.


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