Sunday, May 8, 2011

Finally Rain

Well isnt it nice to finally receive rain :D

We have been waiting a number of weeks for a good ol' soaking. and boy did we finally get it. 
It has rained on-off for the last two days and the garden is looking much better for it. My lawn was starting to look like it was mid summer with cracks appearing because it had dried out too much! We are barely into May yet, I hate to see what the rest of the summer has for us. Although the plants that have been hand watered seem to be doing ok :D 

I have flowers just starting to appear on my two store bought (yes I know!) tomato plants.

Some flower buds have appeared on my largest green skinned squash plant.

I have two loads of cut and come again salad on the go, although the first one is reaching the end of its life and will need re planting. It does have two plants which have bolted and are in flower now.

The Iris has started to throw up flower buds too :D
And to top this off my Orchid is into its fourth round of flowers, :D 
(I dont have a picture of this yet. But instead I will show off my Lavender buds )

I cannot wait till I have time to work in the garden, I am managing to fit a little bit of 'house keeping' around my 12/13 hour days at uni at the moment, and have given myself the morning off today (well I'm not going in till 9, and am already finding this difficult!) 

The level of loveliness has just got one better as I have just seen a coal tit feeding around my herb garden even though the kitchen doors are open and Im sitting just the other side of them.

I hope the weather is good with you ...


  1. You have some real nice things going on there. Can't believe the starts on the tomatoes. Be sure to post photos of your Orchid when you get them.
    Goldenray Yorkies

  2. Hehe thanks. Im not sure if the tomato start is a good thing or not, it only seems to have one set of flowers on it, but is quite a small plant.

    I will get some of my orchid. past ones are here
    Its so good to have my camera back (My sister borrowed it to take to Norway) :D

  3. Lucky you to have lettuce! Soon we'll have it here, too. Yippee! I'm glad you received some rain. And good luck with your dissertation! Then you can really enjoy the garden!

  4. Yeah it is nice to have something to eat from the garden :D makes it quite satisfying to go and cut it in the morning to take into uni.

    Less than one week to go!!!