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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Rain at Last

We have had very little rain since the beginning of lockdown. The showers we experienced 10 days ago were little more then a mist. The water butts have been empty since the second week of lockdown. And I have to sprinkle the lawn with water before I mow it because its  just a dust bowl. This is what I look like when I finish. 



The Tendring peninsula is one of the driest areas in the UK. To make it worse we used to have one of the most expensive water companies in the UK Tendring Hundred who pumped water from underground. But thanks to competition and investment our water rates are average now. Every evening hubby waters the garden and lawn where we have levelled and  reseeded. Some of the seed has taken but lots hasn't. We'll just have to persevere. 

I woke at 4 this morning feeling very hot and clammy, it was extremely warm yesterday with very little breeze. So,   despite having windows and doors open all day the indoor temperature was 23°. I changed the bed linen to summer weight quilts months ago because I like a cold bedroom and thin bedding.
As I made a cup of tea I heard an unfamiliar sound outside.....rain. I opened the french door and it was raining, not pouring but a steady rainfall that continued through till 7:30 when it became a fine drizzle. 

At last everything is looking a little better. And hopefully the cucumber and tomato plants will go from strength to strength. I think we have a little more rain to come later today and then its wall to wall sunshine for the foreseeable! 

We've taken delivery of a few bits for the garden, more about that soon. Bye for now. Tx 

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  1. We had lovely heavy rain here in Hampshire, our water butt's are full again.

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    1. The rain refreshes everything, I'm so pleased we got some at last. The butts are only just over half full.

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  2. Rain here from the early hours through til 10 ish - should have done the fruit trees a power of good. Forecast for high 20s next week -phew.

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    1. I think like me, the garden was breathing a sigh of relief.

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  3. Been pouring down here for days with thunder and lightning as well.
    Love your bedroom, very stylish. xx

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    1. Thanks Marlene, the bedrooms are light and airy. I think we are all getting the heat wave next week.

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  4. It poured down here yesterday and was really bad last night with thunder and lightening thrown in for good measure. I love the garden after a good downpour, it always looks so fresh and revived. xx

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    1. I quite jealous that others have had more than than us! The air feels fresher too

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  5. Loads of rain here in Mid-Essex too. Everything looks so lovely and fresh now. xx

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    1. The soil never looks a rich colour thanks to the clay content in Essex. But after the rain everything looks healthy.

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  6. We can literally see the grass growing since the downpours of a few days ago, the day after Alan cut it.

    It must have come down hard in the night because the sheeps water troughs and all the birdbaths are full to overflowing ... phew!!

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    1. I know people joke about Wales and rain but I could do with some more of you lovely Welsh rain. Yes the bit we had has worked wonders but the coastal breeze we have and intermittent sun is drying everything up very fast.

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  7. We have had so much rain ( and thunderstorms!) this past week! But we did need it! Everything looks so much better for it ( apart from perhaps the tomatoes, but hopefully they’ll pick up!)

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