Friday, 4 May 2012

Rain Stops Play, (boo)

The garden has definitely had a good watering this past few weeks. Now, anyone living in Britain will know that to be something of an understatement, even though, we are still considered to be in a drought! No wonder we are obsessed with the weather.

As it is May we are meant to be in the full swing of Spring and beginning to enjoy early Summer flowers, (providing us botanical artists with lots of new season subjects to paint), along with the usual round of picnics, walks in the country, and the occasional game of cricket. Even as I write this it has just been said that the British Asparagus Festival  and the Badminton Horse Trials, both British institutions have been cancelled this year. Rain has definitely stopped play!

Even worse, many of my poor plants look very bedraggled and the wet, cold weather has done nothing to help them grow. Still being optimistic, I took 'Little P' into the garden for its first outing to see what we could find...


Hooray for the Bramley's...


and Clematis montana always delivers...



and this year the Bluebells and Forget-me-nots
are everywhere. Must add some Snake's-Head Fritillaries.

There is always 'Flaming June'?



2 comments:

renatabarillipainter said...

It' s the same here in Italy and our fields are so green than never before. ciao

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Yes, at least the grass is enjoying the rain.