We had a very heavy night last night with the rain. Brilliant for the garden of course, especially those areas I can't reach to water - well I will be able to now he's fixed the hose. Unfortunately it's also brilliant for the weeds who seem to grow at a faster rate, why is that I wonder.....................

When I looked out of the bathroom window this morning, I realised that Mickey had been at it again!!!! The rubbish bin from the kitchen and the dustbin were both out on the drive having been hosed down with the hosepipe. There were tiny bits of blue sky squeezed in amongst the white/pale and dark grey clouds, so it was a case of taking a chance on doing anything outside.

Mickey asked me what needed doing and I was very quick to suggest the lopping off of some low branches of the laburnham which were taking all the light from some of the garden. So armed with the tall lopper in one hand and the smaller hand loppers in the other he strode off to the offending article........



So much lighter now for the flowers underneath - but unfortunately also more light for the damn weeds..

Meanwhile I decided to take some photos of the raindrops - sorry folks - it just has to be done................



The mombretia is really starting to flower quickly - all this sun and rain methinks. Such a graceful flower and so vivid in colour. Just love it.....

The apples are changing colour quickly - soon be time to eat them - although they are a sort of cooking apple, well that's what the pips were when I planted them, they are really quite sweet - sweet enough to eat straight away................


The Japanese anemone is starting to show promise too - with buds appearing on the bushes.......................


Just love the way each individual petal on this flower has held each raindrop. Also I notice that on some of the petals raindrops are edging them - how about that?




This yellow flower is really teeny tiny - quite tall with the tiny flowers on the tips. The bottom photo is the remnants of the flower after the petals have fallen off............



I'm hoping and praying that this new plant is one called Love in the Mist - because the flowers are so delicate and pretty - just have to wait I suppose...........




The nasturtium flowers really look pretty when the rain's been on them - although if their flowers are in full bloom, they do look a lot like drowned tissue paper....... LOL


This is what my garden USED to look like before I became too ill to do it - you can see why I'd love it back like that - still Mickey has a lot of work to do to get it remotely like this.

My brother had made so many interesting pathways there - it was a lovely garden.

Okay folks that's about all - tomorrow we are hoping to go to Dartmoor, I've been sorting out which camera to take, probably take all of them, plus the tripod etc. Found my new little camcorder and whilst showing it to Mickey I casually asked if I could take photos with it and from his ''of course'', meant that I was more interested in it than before, so you never know I might use this too!!!! It's got a lovely long zoom, so with the tripod, I might get some good shots of the moors.