Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Drought kicks in here in Norfolk


The Jerusalem artichokes this morning. Since then we have had some rain, for which I believe I have to thank Motherofthebride


And, for Martina, ground elder. If left, it has rather pretty white flowers in early summer. It also has white roots that spread alarmingly, break easily and, when dug up, will grow from a small fragment.

10 comments:

motherofthebride said...

But rain is on its way?
Came here via your comments on Harriet's blog - and agree with what you said. Will return to see if I have an Anne of Green Gables moment.

Z said...

You are very welcome, Motherofthebride - but you seem to have caused it to rain here. I'm not sure what to make of your powers

Imperatrix said...

Gosh -- floods in one part of the country, drought in another. This surely is a cursed summer for the UK!

martina said...

Thanks for the photo Z. That looks an awful lot like what we call Oregon grape. Ir has very snall inedible foggy grey fruit.
Right now it is 65 degrees, overcast and slight breeze in Seattle. Perfect gardening weather! It showered this a.m. so the plants are all content.

Dave said...

Rain? Not in north Norfolk.

Z said...

Not to mention foot and mouth, Imperatrix, which appears to have been caused by bad biosecurity at a laboratory.

Lovely sunny day here, after a fresher night (I overslept disgracefully this morning as a consequence). Just as well it didn't rain with you, Dave, after your floods. I'd not want to see any rain for weeks if I were you.

The Boy said...

Lord, we got absolutely dumped on last night, then woke up to sun shine. LL's favourite type of rain, though the roads where a bit of a mess.

luckyzmom said...

Send rain this way!

Z said...

Wish I could, Luckyzmom, but the sky is blue again. There was a brief thunderstorm last night though.

Thank you very much for all your comments - you must have taken a long time reading and writing yesterday.

luckyzmom said...

A long time for sure. But, it was a pleasure. Just now finishing up. This is why I post so seldom myself. It is 1:07am here. My husband should be getting home from work in about an hour. I joke that we have become vampires!

Have a happy new day!