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garden mayhem

Cape Town is being hit with stormy weather and heavy rains – yesterday was a biggy! There was thunder and lightening and heavy rains and gail force winds. The constant rain left my garden a flooded mud bog! After  last night’s rain storm, the pool was over flowing and the paths were rivers. My poor chickens were drenched and I’m glad we taught them how to swim! I had to take some pictures of the mayhem outside! I hope your garden is holding up with all this rain! Glug glug! xx

[one_half]My poor tree![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Front garden storm![/one_half_last]

[one_half]All my chickens are drenched![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Shame – Buffy sheltering from the storm![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Help! Help![/one_half]

[one_half_last]No more beds just puddles![/one_half_last]




By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

17 replies on “garden mayhem”

That is some seriously heavy rain you’ve got there! That kind of weather is just terrible as it readlly brings everything to a halt, especially where you’re working on your beds. Still, I guess it does mean more time to spend on your gardening design course. As gardeners we are never happy: when there is no rain we complain, where there is rain we complain!! Still, it is all part of the challenge and the fun.

Hee hee! You can see my hubby swimming with the chickens in one of my summer posts! So funny!

Wow, you did get a chicken drowner didn’t you? Poor little hens. I hope it did not ruin your little tree. We had those rains this spring for the longest time and I was glad when we got two days in a row without any rain. LOL! Is that suppose to be a dry creek bed in your garden.

Hi Lona – yes – a dry river bed feature turned to a water way! 🙂 Today the sun is out and all is calm. I guess the drencher is natures way of cleansing the earth.

Ah, but look how green and lush your lawn looks! It will all look pretty again when the sun comes out (tomorrow – or so says the weather forecast!).
We had a hail storm here – the hail stones were the size of golf balls! I haven’t seen hail like that in years. Amazingly my garden looks none the worse this morning.

Yes – you are so right! I know that this ground needs the water and today all is pretty again! I hope the weekend brings sunshine so I can give it a clean up!

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