Yesterday afternoone (Sunday) the heavens opened and we had torrential rain here in North East Wales. So much rain that the drainage grids couldn’t cope. The result was a fast flowing stream of water (right to left in the picture) on the road outside our front garden. (Just behind the peonies). Luckily not IN our garden, as the wall is four to five feet high on the pavement side.
This is the result of living half-way up a small Welsh mountain – the run-off from three mountain roads. The other side of the mountain was probably just as bad.
and my poor peonies were battered and bruised, and hanging their heads.
So this morning, when I inspected the damage, I had to remove several flower heads to reduce the weight and strain on the plants.
There is still a bit of life in the cut flowers, so I put them in a bucket of water on my wall with a note to people to help themselves (but not to the bucket) . . .
and someone left this lovely note!