Last time I wrote a post was 2 weeks ago, I wrote about the stormy season here in Britain and that we are not really that affected here in the south east. Looks like I spoke too soon....every now and then we get a storm that hits us right in the face, and Imogene was a storm like that. Last Saturday I had water streaming in through the ceiling light in my living room from water coming in through the roof and loft. Water and electricity doesn’t really go well together....and there were too high winds for the council to get a man on the roof to fix the leak so it was Wednesday morning before my roof was fixed. Oh well, at least my garden is fine, never mind my living room floor!! The only problem I had in my garden was that my solar light tree tried to take off like a rocket a couple of times because the soil is so wet and loose so the short anchor stakes provided was not enough to keep it in place. In the end I had to find some longer stakes to anchor the light with and now it will take a triple hurricane for the solar light to launch should it want to emigrate somewhere else.
I filmed the short movie below in the evening on Saturday the 6th February when the storm had just started. Little did I know how much more I had to come....later in the evening and night I was too busy mopping up water from my laminate living room floor in an attempt to save it so more filming was not exactly on my mind!
But now all that is over and forgotten, we have calm and stable weather and what we here in London call COLD weather, which is almost freezing - it still hasn’t dipped below zero C but it might for a few hours tonight according to the forecast. My lemon tree has gone back into the shed but will be let out again by the end of the week when we will be back to normal 10-12 C during the day and 5-8 C at night. No snow on the horizon though and I guess we won’t see snow this year either. This is how February goes here!
That was some of the plants I have in flower right now, I can’t show you all of them or else you would be sitting here until tomorrow! It is busy times in my garden, next update will be at the end of the month with End of Month View where I will have another garden movie for you.
I am linking today’s post to Carol at May Dreams Gardens, please visit her for many more Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day posts.
Until next time, take care.