We’re in the Blooming of It Now!

We’ve had good weather for coaxing the garden into growth. The alpines are flourishing, and all the new plants that we put in a few weeks ago are now well-established. We’ve even had a few days of warm rain, so no need for watering the garden. The strawberry plants have set blossoms, and although I…

A Little Bit of Mid-July

It’s mid-July, and that means that the garden is showing the benefits of regular rainfall and feeding. I’m hoping that in another two weeks, we’ll be knee-deep in tomatoes. What better way to taste summer than to eat tomatoes straight off the vine! The yellow blossom is from the asier (cucumber) plant, from which Peder…

In My Garden: April

Here’s a little snapshot of things happening this past week in the garden. The early daffodils are finished now but the tulips are still putting on a strong display. The weather is with us lately, so I’ve enjoyed a morning coffee on the patio surrounded by the scents of flowers and green leaves. I do…

Photos of Local Flooding: Before and After

Two weeks ago our little creek, the Upper Mole River, was a raging torrent, and we reckoned that the water level was about 2 metres higher than usual … or approximately as deep as my Peder is tall. But pictures are always more impressive than words, so here are a few snaps to illustrate that…

And We Paddle Like Ducks

Last weekend we enjoyed a brief respite from the torrents. The rain peeled away to sun. We were excited, and headed for the Arundel Bird Wetlands Centre, hoping that it wasn’t too badly flooded from the storms. It was; the Arun River overtopped on 3 January causing severe flooding. The paths and boardwalks are submerged,…

Paddling Around West Sussex

I have a weather station. I love weather. I love looking at it, talking about it, recording it. But I have never seen weather like what we are experiencing lately. Constant, non-stop rain. Grab your umbrella and gummy boots, and come for a look at photos taken yesterday of our little local stream! What’s your local weather like lately? I

Autumn Colours

It’s autumn and the colours are alive! The weather is trending toward cool, rain is frequent, the scent of apples fill the air, and leaves crunch underfoot. What’s your favourite part of autumn?