The rain just will not stop! Today is yet another overcast, showery dreary day ... here is the view out onto the courtyard garden today.
Now don't get me wrong ... I am the world's biggest fan of rain! Usually we don't get a drop of rain from mid-March to at least mid-December or the beginning of January ... so the sight of rain-clouds approaching and the smell of the impending downpour can send me into absolute delirium!
But after nearly three months of almost negligible amounts of time spent gardening, I'm now suffering a serious case of garden withdrawal! Sure I've done a few things when the rain stopped for a while ...
I've planted out my white Ozothamnus diosmifolius - an Australian native everlasting daisy ....
and my Baecka 'Mount Tozer'. These two plants have gone into my 'white' spot in an outdoor garden bed.
I have also managed to do a couple of the usual Autumn jobs ... like trimming back the crotons,
.... and the ixoras ...
as well as the acalyphas.
A few of the potted annuals have struggled through the rain since being planted up at the end of February.
I think I was being a teeny weeny bit optimistic when planting these at the end of summer ... fancy thinking the 'wet' was over when the summer was over!!! That has not been the case this year ... and unfortunately another casualty of all this rain and very little sunshine has been my seedlings. There are very few survivors, so I'll try again in a couple of weeks.
The on-going wet weather has also meant that the greenhouse garden is once again getting rather overgrown ... I'm going to have to do yet another clean-out in there!
We very rarely get rain after the Easter Weekend ... so here's hoping that the fine weather will arrive soon and I can once again slip on those gardening gloves and get out for some quality gardening time.