It’s been a week…

A neighbour's waterlogged plotsince I last looked round during which time there has been plenty of rain, as you can see by this neighbouring waterlogged plot. I’m rather thankful that mine doesn’t get like this.

Crocus appearing in the long planterIt’s good to see that the first of the various bulbs that I replanted are just starting to appear, as are these crocus in the long planter.

Felt and buttons Christmas treeNikkipolaniΒ over in southern California decided that I should have a Christmas tree this year so kindly sent me a rather special one in the post. It’s only six inches tall, made from green and red felt and decorated with green buttons.

Have a good weekend!

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26 Responses to It’s been a week…

  1. lovely post Flighty I got nasty bug going a round hence not been blogging this week have a blessed weekend

  2. Jo says:

    That’s a cute little Christmas tree, and what a lovely gesture. My plot used to get very waterlogged but we ran a drainage pipe right alongside it which really helps now, though rain water still collects in certain spots. There’s not much use growing things over winter when it gets like that.

  3. wellywoman says:

    Wow! That plot does have a drainage problem. Is it at the bottom of a slope?
    What a lovely Christmas tree. Hope you have a good weekend too. Lets hope it can stay dry for a time.

    • Flighty says:

      Welly it sure does. There’s a slight slope but the water doesn’t drain under the roadway as it should. See also my comment to Jo. Thanks, and you too.
      We can hope but Saturday looks like being rather wet here. xx

  4. CJ says:

    Ah, southern California, that sounds blissful. What a shame about the flooded plot, glad yours is okay. I haven’t been down to mine for at least a fortnight. Once school is over I will take the boys down there at some stage. We had a deluge last night, so I’m thinking that mine will be a bit soggy as well. It’s at the bottom of a slope, next to a stream, but luckily it drains surprisingly well. At least it has in the past…

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it does rather. It is, and thanks. Most people don’t visit their plots much at this time of year. Mine gets soggy but like yours usually drains away okay. Fingers crossed… xx

  5. elaine says:

    Heavens that is one waterlogged plot – the rain was lashing down last night – on the way to town this morning the roads were all flooded. What a sweet christmas tree and it won’t take up much room either!

  6. Love your tree,Flighty. I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. x

  7. Joanne says:

    Goodness it looks more like a paddling pool, it is a lovely Christmas tree your friend sent you. Have a good weekend,

  8. snowbird says:

    Oh….what a waterlogged plot, I’m glad yours is ok. What a delightful little tree and what a sweetheart Anne is. I hope it gets pride of place! xxx

  9. menhir1 says:

    The weather is remarkable, in the other sense of the word. We’re seeing the reappearance of little lakes and ponds as the ground cannot drain fast enough. Oh…and storms have whizzed through as well.


  10. Love your Christmas tree Flighty, what a thoughtful gift! That is some truly terrible waterlogging,not exactly ideal growing conditions. definitely calls for raised beds. Very raised beds!

  11. nikkipolani says:

    I love seeing a little bit of something that was here and is now half a world away there πŸ™‚ Glad to know the tree will fit in your home. With that much plot under water, I wonder how long it would take to dry out… maybe well into spring. I like Janet’s idea of raised beds for that plot owner — maybe beds on stilts!

  12. Glo says:

    Very wet plot, indeed ~ glad it’s not yours! Lovely heartfelt tree ornament ~ so kind of Nikki to send a tree all that way! Maybe you can plant the buttons and one will grow on your plot πŸ˜‰ or perhaps not! Nice to see spring sprouting.

    Here is ‘For the “L” of it Award ~ Kind of a weird looking one, but that’s how it ended up!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo me too. I like the idea of growing button trees. It sure is.
      Thanks for the award. Let’s say it’s a bit different rather than weird, but I really like it. xx

  13. Liz says:

    That is a very cute Christmas tree.
    The forecasters are talking of flooding here this week because it’s been so cold and the snow is still with us and is packed around the storm drains. Nowhere for rain to go. It will look like your neighbor’s patch.

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