There was a thunderstorm…

last night with plenty of  heavy rain for a while so I was relieved to see that everything that I’d planted out over the past few days was okay when I looked this morning.

The amount of rain can be judged by the water on this teasel, which is well over an inch deep.



Both varieties of first early potatoes, Arran Pilot and Swift are starting to flower, one white the other purple.



There are over twenty knee-high sunflowers Musicbox in this corner as well as a few California poppies, cosmos and nasturtiums.


One of the cosmos Sonata White that I planted out has already flowered despite being just a few inches high.


Have a good week!


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23 Responses to There was a thunderstorm…

  1. Bad/good storm here too Mike, have a great week too x

  2. Liz says:

    Wow! Look at the teasel rain gauge. We were supposed to get rain yesterday, but are now six days into sunny, humid, dry 80F and all the seeds I direct sowed need watering. Oh, how I wish my garden looked as neat as yours!

    • Flighty says:

      Liz it gives a good indication of how much rain there’s been. I don’t like the sound of your weather being too hot and humid for me. I’m sure it’s not that bad. xx

  3. Jo says:

    I’m glad that everything survived the storm. We had rain on Friday but none yesterday and it’s been glorious today, though a little breezy. It won’t be long now until you’re having new potatoes with your dinner.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo thanks, me too. It’s been another surprisingly good Bank Holiday weekend for a change. That’s something that I’m really looking forward to. xx

  4. menhir1 says:

    The warmth your end of the country has certainly encouraged plant life out of hibernation. Glad your plot is okay. The news of the storms you’ve experienced sounded quite stunning. I can’t remember how many thousands of lightening episodes were involved, but anything above a few is mind boggling.


  5. CJ says:

    It’s all looking very healthy after the rain. There was a deluge here this morning, so I’m enjoying the day off from watering.

  6. Sharon says:

    The storm was amazing and the rain welcome. Well done for spotting the teasel rain guage.

  7. I have often made the mistake of wading through teasels and got soaked! I love the heads for autumn crafts. Love the cosmos; I have a new lemon yellow variety growing in the greenhouse. Also loving the storms- can’t beat that energy you feel when you’re out in the elements! Plot looks good Mike x

    • Flighty says:

      Suzie hello, I’d be more worried about the prickles. Good for you, cosmos are one of my favourite flowers so I’m also growing the yellow variety Xanthos. I prefer looking at storms out of the window nowadays. Thanks. xx

  8. snowbird says:

    Good to know that storm didn’t do any damage. I found lots of water in my teasels too, with a few beetles floating on the top, they all survived their ordeal. We only had a few showers so envy you the thunder storm, I am a fan of storms. That cosmos is early blooming away already!!! Potatoes on track is always good

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird thanks, I’m always relieved to find all is okay. They’re such fascinating plants. I am too providing that they don’t do any damage. I was really surprised to see the cosmos flower. It sure is. xx

  9. Jade says:

    The potato plants and flowers look really healthy and pretty. It is amazing to see that cosmos flowering when it is still so little!
    That new banner looks so sweet! Thanks and a good week to you too!

    • Flighty says:

      Jade thanks, I hope that it’s sign that there’ll be plenty of potatoes. I agree, it really surprised me.
      Thanks, I’m glad you like it. xx

  10. Glad you are getting good growing weather! It is a race to keep up now in sunshine and rain! Enjoy it all! Xx

  11. Carrie Gault says:

    You were where all that thunder was?? Golly, it was on the news and looked terrifying (though I do love a little storm, I don’t think a 4 hour one would be fun!) I’m so glad your allotment survived and is indeed looking fabulous.

    One question – do you think I still have time to plant some Musicbox? I’ve been much too ill recently xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Carrie I was in bed trying to sleep! Thanks, on both counts.
      Sow some and see what happens. If they don’t do anything I’ll send you some later in the year to grow next year. Take care, and I hope that you feel better soon. xx

      • Carrie Gault says:

        Cheeky thunder, interrupting your sleep time.
        I shall sow some today and keep everything crossed, I really want to go to the allotment tonight but I’ll have to wait and see – hugs xx

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