Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Wet

Popped into Keswick this morning and thanks to Edwin Booth and family, the fridge is now full to bursting and absolutely no more food needs to be purchased in this calendar year. When we left home it was dull, grey and wet.  When we got home two hours later it was still dully, grey and wet but the Derwent had burst its banks.



It wasn't until much later when Daisy and I went out that I realised that we must have had an absolute cloudburst.  It's a good thing there are already plans in place to improve our main path in 2015.



And when it is not chucking it down, I need to take a two inch layer of bark chip off these verbascum plants.  The bits that washed into the pond can stay there :{




10 comments:

  1. Oh yuk.
    Still, now you can put your feet up. Apart from cooking all that food. Have a good one.

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    1. Thanks Jessica, irritating but not as much damage as sheep or cows wandering through the garden, something you are all too familiar with!

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  2. Wow, that must have been pretty heavy rain for the Derwent to burst its banks and the mulch to wash down like that. Hope your verbascum plants survive. Are they the pretty coloured ones or just the plain yellow variety? I do love some of the pretty ones. The plain ones grow wild along the verges of the roads in Tasmania. Have a great Xmas and take it easy. Huggles from us to you all.

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  3. Hi Susan, the Derwent floods like this every year. It has a Ma-hoosive catchment area, one day I'll map it for my own amusement. The Verbasum phoeniceum (Flush of White) likes a mulch in winter, but I think this spot will stay too wet so they could probably do with being moved before they rot. Happy Christmas to you too.

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  4. Good job that you are well above the river!

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    1. It was a factor we took into consideration before buying the house. Two years later Cockermouth was devastated in a 100 year flood . . .

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  5. That was some rain! It's been very windy here for the last few days, but calm and sunny today.

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    1. Something of a gullywasher, there's path damage elsewhere but that photo is of the worst.

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  6. I have to tell you how much I've enjoyed visiting your blog. I fell across your virtual doorstep while laid up with a terrible case of bronchitis/laryngitis. It's amazing to see what you've done with your property.

    I have to ask about Edwin Booth and family. Edwin Booth is the name of famous actor whose brother killed Abraham Lincoln. Is that an ironic reference, or what?

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    1. Hi again Lisa, thank you for your visits, hope they've helped take your mind off feeling grotty.

      As for Messrs Booth, whilst I firmly believe there is no such thing as coincidence, I hope "our" Booth family aren't related to your 'famous' ones. http://www.booths.co.uk/history/a-brief-overview/

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