Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Disappearing under water

As I write, I'm listening to the sound of a gale howling around my house and the rain splattering the windows with a viciousness which makes you realise why they talk about nasty weather. I've just had to cancel my third garden this week - and that's after last week when I only made it to one of my clients and was washed out for the rest.

There's nothing more depressing than being forced to stay indoors when you don't want to. There's not even anything very nice to look at outside: the path around the greenhouse I've been digging in my garden (of which, hopefully, more later) is now a stream, and when I walked down the garden to let the chickens out I was splashing through the film of water that now covers the lawn. The water table is as high as it's ever been in my normally dry and sandy conditions, and even if it were sunny you'd have to bail out a hole before you could dig it.

I'm sorry - I do try to be optimistic on the whole - but January is, by far, the worst month of the year.


Karen Hall said...

January is miserable - and this one is so wet - I haven't visited any of my gardens. My own Garden looks as if it is trying to merge with the sea! It looks desolate.

The Constant Gardener said...

I know... isn't it depressing. Rumour has it it's going to carry on like this well into February, too. I'm going to need a boat at this rate!

Miranda Bell said...

You really have my sympathy - sounds like we both have a similar worklife - gardening and writing and I also do some garden design too - but despite having a mound of work to catch up with clients since December it's been so hard to get things done .... am getting there gradually but very frustrating. Nice to choose to have a day indoors rather than be forced to due to awful weather... I've posted some of the flooding pics on my blog!
Bon courage - Miranda

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