We had been waiting for a decent downpour every day. But the days they came and the days they went and apart from what amounted to not more than a bit of drizzle the promised rain held off. In fact, my soil was seriously dehydrated – to the extent that it was cracking. In April!
Then finally last night and into this morning, we had rain. What joy for me and by all accounts the garden.
The sun and rain have subsequently made the ground dry again but I hope enough water has sunk in to help everything along. The crack near the garlic is still there but at last the apple tree has started to blossom, so it’s not too far behind the crab apple tree.
I was also really pleased this morning to see that the newest seeds (clover) were starting to germinate in the front garden. In fact, I’m bowled over that this has happened so quickly. North-facing or not, that’s a good patch of ground.
And inside the house isn’t doing to badly either, with over ten cauliflower seedlings to add to the shelves by the back door and various windowsills. Let’s hope no more cracks appear outside and that it rains sufficiently for when they are ready to go out!