It's July 24 and a balmy +8 outside. Sorry to be complaining about the weather so much but really........it's suppose to be summer. Didn't have one this year. They say it's the worse July in almost half a century. I've been burning wood all month and myself and everyone else are totally fed up.
We had heavy, heavy rain three days ago that lasted all one day and night. It flattened most of my large plants to the ground. I'm devastated. My poor peonies as well. They were looking so lovely with huge blooms. This picture taken the day before.
One of the rose bushes that's heavily laden with blooms and buds was brought to the ground. Again this taken the day before.
All the plants that are on the ground, even when the sun does finally show its face and dries things up, won't recover. Ah well, as my mother says, there's nothing we can do about it. What amazes me is with all the cold weather the plants have been doing really well.
Here are some pictures taken when there were a few glimpses of sun.