Now that the digger has dug a deep hole for the new building it was not the ideal time for 3 inches of rain and hail. Gale force winds made the hail on the unlined tin roof sound like a jack hammer, and thunder literally shook the hut. Amazingly, the blossom is still clinging to the trees, but I thought it was wise to pick the few tulips that escaped being dug up and eaten.
Plodding along in the cold rain and hail, my gum boots weighed down by massive clay blobs, I consoled myself that this was nothing compared to the hurricanes which were hitting Cuba, Bahamas, and Florida.
I belatedly moved all the remaining plants on the edge of the building site. Established Rosemary and Lavender plants don’t like transplanting, so hopefully the constant rain made it easier for them. The Freesia ‘Burtonii’ and Osteospermum ‘Buttermilk’ flowers are from transplants. Other flowers in the vase are Perennial Stocks – a scent I really love, a Vethemia capensis, and the first of the anemones.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting ‘In a Vase on Monday’ at Rambling in the Garden.