Sunday, December 30

Too wet to work

Circumstances have meant that not only was our last visit to the plot made on 16 December but also I've not got round to sharing the photos that I took at the time.

Here are some just to give some idea of what is happening (or not) on the plot at the moment. The ground is still very wet and claggy; far too wet to do any serious work there.

The ground is like this:
It looks like frost doesn't it? It isn't the ground is just so wet that it isn't drying out and what you see in the photo are water droplets on the surface.





Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

18 comments:

  1. I don't think there's much hope of it drying out anytime soon, my allotment's in exactly the same state.

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    1. It would take a miracle, Jo or some really unseasonal weather. Still at the moment we wouldn't be doing much gardening whatever the conditions.

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  2. Same here Sue. Heavy rain for most of the week again, all of last night and this morning. The sun is just poking through the cloud but not for long I suspect. I'm off down my plot later to see how deep the standing water is this time. Yes the weather is definitely unseasonable, in fact a week last Thursday I had to turn my central heating off, open most of the windows and leave the back door open for the afternoon, it was that warm?? The Clematis I have growing on my back garden trellis is currently flowering for the 5th time this year.

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    1. Our plot isn't quite as bad as yours, John its more mud than standing water.

      I guess the clematis is a bonus. I hope it doesn't flower too much and sap its flower power for next year.

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  3. Annoying isn't it when the weather plots against you and stops you getting out and gardening!
    I suspect that ground is not going to dry out anytime soon unfortunately.
    Roll on spring!

    Linda
    http://thetenaciousgardener.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hello Linda, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment - I look forward to having a good look at both your gardening and crafting blogs.
      I suppose this time of year we go into a sort of gardening hibernation period. Although we are maybe more like the squirrel curling up in a warm nest when it's cold and popping out for food when the weather lets us and then storing up the gathered food until we can get out again.

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  4. It's the same at my parents' allotment. Very rainy in the north west. Hoping that Leeds will be a bit dryer. I love your lavender border and fruit trees, I bet that looks lovely in the summer. It looks like a really nice, neat plot : )

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    1. We are usually drier than the North West, Anna as we are sheltered by the Pennines. Although not as much as maybe your parents we are having plenty of the wet stuff!

      The bees love the lavender when it is in flower. AS for tidy - well in parts!

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  5. I like the word "claggy", even though I dislike its connotations!

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    1. The spell-checker doesn't like it though, Mark even though it is in the Oxford dictionary. I think it is perfectly descriptive!

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  6. Our ground is rapidly becoming rock hard and with no rain forecast for he next week or so I sense the sprinklers are going to have to work overtime here.

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    1. No watering of any kind has been necessary here for over a year, Liz. WE need a long pipeline heading from us your way

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  7. I loved looking at all of the allotment photos! You have a beautiful garden! Sorry about the soil. I wouldn't want to work in that. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you Bonnie. It's just a case of waiting now - goodness knows how long that will take.

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  8. Beautiful tour of the garden. Thank you! It's always great to have a walk around somebody else's patch! :)

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  9. I first thought you were showing us a picture of an artisticly taken rock!!

    Definitely VERY wet. We are about that way too....nothing being done here!

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    1. A rather boring photo wasn't it Tanya? We'll have to amuse ourselves elsewhere for now.

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