Friday into Saturday was a jolly in North Yorkshire with my sewing bee.
I was glad I had taken some photos on Friday evening, as soon after midnight the thunder and lightening started. Boom. Flash. And when we woke up visibility was very poor. But there was certainly a lot of atmosphere.
Thankfully, it had also rained back home. So, on returning, the first thing I was confronted by was flattened phacelia. It had taken quite a belting.
However, I had before going away already made plans for the phacelia now that it was turning to seed. The compost bin didn’t need any more such additions but the back garden was much in need of mulching.
So, I cut down a section of the front garden, collected the seed heads and put them in the airing cupboard to dry, then chopped up the stems to go round plants. Once this had been done, the mound of phacelia didn’t look terribly big. In fact, there was just enough mulch to go round two pumpkin plants.
Still, I have plenty more out the front, which means another chopping session is planned for tomorrow. It’s supposed to rain some more, which in turn means there will be more dampness to be kept in the soil, rather than letting it evaporate when the sun comes out again. So, let’s see if it works.