Monday, 20 July 2015

After The Rain

We haven't had much rain this month but I have managed to capture a few flowers after they've been doused by the wet stuff at various times.









I'm sure they're much happier when they're watered by nature rather than a watering can.

34 comments:

  1. A lot of the rain we have had here as thankfully been at night time, your flowers are looking lovely & I'm sure they prefer rain too x

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    1. I think that's the best time to get rain, it doesn't spoil any plans for the day but everything gets a good soaking.

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  2. Gorgeous pictures of the flowers. Yes, natural watering is much better - and we're getting plenty of it here.

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    1. Some plants, such as blueberries, definitely prefer rain water. We need some more rain, the ground is very dry.

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  3. Nice photos. Round my way we have also had precious little rain in the last few months. I have had to use the hosepipe many times. Wind is never in short supply though - it always seems to be blowing a gale!

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    1. It's been exactly the same here, in fact, we had some very gusty wind yesterday. The hosepipe and watering cans have been used right through the gardening season so far.

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  4. Lovely pictures, your flowers seem to be far ahead of ours, my rudbeckias' are only just showing buds.

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    1. Most things have already flowered but I'm still waiting on my new rudbeckia, and my Bishop of Llandaff dahlia.

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  5. Ooh, gorgeous, just what I'd like in my garden. Thanks for inspiration. Take care.

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    1. I've gone for some quite bright flowers this year, along with some more subdued ones. I do like a mixture.

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  6. Your flowers are very pretty and colourful. We had some rain in the night, very welcome even though I watered the veggies last night

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    1. It's typical, we seem to get rain just when I've done some watering too. I doubt the veggies will mind though.

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  7. I love seeing plants in the rain, they look so very fresh don't they! xx

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    1. They do. I think a good watering by rainfall revitalises the plants.

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  8. A colourful selection. I always think that that water droplets add a touch of magic. Flighty xx

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    1. I do too. It shows another dimension to the flowers somehow.

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  9. Professional garden photographers have a spray bottle to hand apparently, to create just that effect.

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    1. I'm not surprised, we haven't had very much of the wet stuff at all.

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  10. If inly nature played nicely. We need more rain and less wind.

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    1. Another windy day today, it never seems to let up. I'm sure it's windier this year than it usually is.

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    2. A cane supporting one of my tomato plants snapped yesterday in the wind. Luckily, the plant wasn't damaged but the cane had to be changed pretty quickly.

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  11. I laughed a hollow laugh when I read the first words of your post. We have had nothing but rain. Think the Open golf rained off at St Andrews....And lovely summer temps of 15 degrees. But I do agree that your flowers look lovely in the rain. What is the dahlia in your first photo?

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    1. We could definitely do with some of your rain here, but only during the night. I like having fine days but the plants do suffer. The dahlia in the first photo is Procyon, a £1 bargain from Wilkinsons.

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  12. Hey Jo,
    Beautifully vibrant colours. And yes I think that about the rain v the watering can too!
    Leanne xx

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    1. I think the rain spruces everything up again and makes all the flowers look so fresh.

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  13. Beautiful images Jo.....yes, rain is always so much better for the plants!xxx

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    1. They've been having to make do with the watering can for most of the time, it makes a change for them to have a drink of rainwater.

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  14. I like the very fresh dahlia, all looks so beautiful.

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    1. I'm really pleased with the dahlia, it was a bargain at just a pound and it's giving a real splash of colour in the garden.

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  15. These all just look fabulous ... although some of us may moan - rain is so important.

    All the best Jan

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    1. We do need rain, especially us gardeners, however, I hope there isn't much during the day during the next fortnight whilst I'm away on holiday. Rainfall at night would be good.

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  16. Great photos Jo. I think that I would preferred to be watered by nature rather than a watering can.

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    1. Thank you. Me too, unfortunately I've been watered a little today.

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