It’s been pretty wet on the plot of late and I’m very behind on digging the beds as they’re too waterlogged to be worked. That’s nothing compared to the situation at home. Two days ago the river crept its way into my little garden and now it’s the playground of ducks.
This is, of course, to be expected as I live on the floodplain and the floodplain is doing its job. I’ve explained this to my onions, garlic, and apple tree, but I don’t think they’re very impressed. Luckily all my other plants are in pots and I was able to move these to higher ground whilst the water rose around me.
It’s been a beautiful day today so there’s been respite from the rain. And it gave me the opportunity to have a little detour through our neighbouring park on the way to the plot.
It was busy on site today. People are emerging from their winter domancy so we’ve all been catching up with each other whilst waiting for our plots to dry.
There has been some activity in our shed nesting box.
I think it’s a wren, but all was quiet today so I assume it didn’t cut the mustard and isn’t the nesting site of choice.
The highest and therefore driest part of our plot is the flower bed beside the gate. It’s mainly weeds here as the rabbits decimated everything else, but this afternoon I planted a peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. We’ve unofficially named it Shelley’s Peony after our most wonderful friend who gifted it to us. Peony is supposed to be rabbit hardy, so I’m feeling hopeful once established it will still be alive for Shell to see it when she visits these shores again (unless she visits in winter when it’s hibernating).
Tomorrow’s plan is to finish weeding this bed whilst the vegetable beds continue to dry out.