Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

I am getting very very cross at this weather!!!   Everything in the garden is retarded...The dreaded blight got to the first earlies so up they came  on the plus side  they were very nice... The runners wont grow properly  they just start then stop  then start again then stop again....The outdoor tomatoes are getting waterlogged...Even in the greenhouse things are very different this year..The sweet peppers are only half as big as they should be....the cucumber hasnt started to flower yet although the Shirleys tomatoes are going great guns  the beefsteaks arent doing so well and the yellow tomatoes are only now forming their first is responsible for the darn weather can you please just STOP it now and give us half a chance at least   thank you  rant over



  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,930

    imageKnow the feeling, my gardens really lush at present, no doubt due to all the rain but I did despair at the weekend when we had torrential rain and it flooded all the trays and pots.

    I enjoyed sitting outside last year, eating breakfast before work, then being able to sit out again in the evening, not so this year, if it isn't raining, last thing I want to do is dry the chairs and table before they can be sat atimage so the garden is currently being enjoyed from the great indoors and through the window. 

    We've had 7 or 8 full smith alerts in June so blight is in the air. Same problems here in the GH and with runners/french beans.

    A problem shared is a problem halved, chin up July and August maybe alot betterimage         

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I'm getting tired of it, too.

    My poor roses, which should be at their peak now, are being smashed to bits (if they open at all), my lupins and delphiniums being flattened, and don't even talk about the sweet peas. Blooming "drought"!

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    The Olympics opening ceremony will be based on the theme of 'Englands Green and Pleasant Land'. Apparently that's how we want the world to see us.

    There will be a wildflower meadow, and real cows. And rain.

    Just in case it's not actually raining on the day, they will have artificial rain on standby.


    More here:

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    If it doesn't stop raining soon they might have to consider a few more events, such as the water marathon image

  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    wellthis rain has broughtthe island to a total standstill with the bloomin gfestival took hubby 7 hours to do a 13mile trip home.. normal time 30mins.. and nothig could move as the field was muddy and cars couldnt get in.. blerdy ridiculous.. the stage was closed for while last night due to rain and high winds.. just cancel it i say.. and it is going to get worse over the weekend.. poor children were stuck at one school until 8pm last night as parents couldnt get in to pick them out.. and staff couldnt get in to work at hosipital or anywhere within 10 mile radius of newport.

    and the poor students who have missed their exams today as traffic is is still blocked all night.. some one on radio had come from scotland and been driving since 5am yesterday morning are still sat in the car waiting.. i would have gone home yesterday..

    so with more rain and high winds forecast for us over sat night and sunday.. it is not looking good.. my plants have been battered to death inthe last few weeks..i have also had enough of the weather..

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Ouch, poor you, Gardeningfantic - that sounds dreadful.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    Wimbledon next week.

    It's not a proper tennis match without half-a-dozen rain breaks.

    The atmosphere of Wimbledon was quite ruined when they built that roof thing.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,930

    imageI had to check the calender to make sure it wasn't April 1st when I first heard about the opening ceremony, I'm sure it will be alot better than it sounds although I'm not sure about the opening music or what the sex pistols did to contribute to the British way of life, their demise was really quite tragic.

    Cliff might stand up and sing again at Wimbledon to entertain the crowds during the showers (or torrential rain) worth watching if you can't get out inthe garden. 

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I wouldn't say I was an official sufferer of SAD, but I strongly miss the sun during winter and have developed a strategy over the years that involves gritting my teeth, planning and painting my garden to get through the darkest months. I have files of photos and not just my garden, but hundreds of photos saved from the Internet that I just look at, to remember the greenness, and the warmth, and the energy.

    Just after Christmas is the worst time for me because there is no distractions until spring, which I can smell in the air when it arrives. It's my favourite time of the year purely because there is so much promise and hope and freshness and I am in a frenzy of excitement to see what I will achieve in the garden that year.

    The summer months I'm sure are the same as yours, full of long evenings spent in the garden, pottering around, drinking, chatting and soaking up every moment of beauty before it fades all too soon. Just looking at the lovely flowers and foliage fills my heart with love and peace, the smells are enchanting and the helpful insects and wildlife always an absolute pleasure to watch.

    Autumn mystifies me with its colour changes, its fiery foliage, its woody remains, its dying breath, its slow slow dewy decay when the sun is still warm, the morning grass is soaking wet and seed heads and berries replace flowers. I love the amazing contrasts of foliage and the quiet demise, like waking from a spell, but I also know that long span of darkness is approaching and I prepare to knuckle down and grin and bear it once again.

    I do hope we have enough sunny days to get through the coming winter, or we might all go a little mad. image

  • My OH keeps having to put up with me unleashing similar rants. Very very sick now. Clearly not a good year to have started gardening...

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