Friday, 9 March 2012

When the sun came out we went to asess the damage

It was still pretty boggy under foot

The garden looked a bit sad and sorry for its self

Some things had been quite badly pounded by the heavy rain

As soon as the water went down, the weeds came up

Plenty of beautiful things survived

And some plants look like they appreciated the extra water

With a bit of attention we can have it looking good in no time


  1. You're so lucky to have Foreman Basil to help assess the damage. And lucky there wasn't more damage to the veggies. Are the cockies interested in the vegetables or did they get washed out too?

  2. Yes Basil is a great help, with every thing. The cockatoos haven't discovered the vege patch yet but its only a matter of time. Ive got 5 lemon trees and they've managed to de lemon all of them. And someone is stealing my strawberries, not sure who. Could be Basil, could be the chickens, possums or cockatoos. xxxx

  3. I followed you home from your mother's place, and am glad I did. The garden looks as if it will come back nicely. Isn't rain magic? Someone once told me that you can keep things alive by watering them, but for growth you need rain. And why do weeds grow faster/bigger/stronger than anything else?

  4. Hi, thanks for looking
    You are right, you can water all you like but the real growth spurt comes after the rain. I guess the plants aren't so keen on chlorine and fluoride.
    I went to a garden show in Koblenz in Germany a few months ago and they were cultivating lots of plants that we call weeds. I couldn't believe it, some of them had pride of place in big displays. Poor weeds, they are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  5. So I'm doing something right! I'm giving pride of place to my weeds. Certainly have big displays of them. In spite of the weeds the garden looks so lush after the rain that I don't feel TOO guilty. xxxx

  6. If you had lightning with that rain it will have released atmospheric nitrogen which will go straight where it's needed -the green, leafy parts!
    And part of the reason weeds are more tenacious than our cultivars is that sometimes the natural vigour is bred out by selection and refinement.