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Thunderstorms - all noise and little rain

19 Jul 2013
Partly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F

A great commotion in the evergreens opposite, crows flying in from all directions. There had to be something interesting in the tree and eventually an owl flew out with a kite string of crows behind it. A medium sized owl from what I could see. It took the crows a while to settle, a raven croaked mournfully – in the same tree?

I was at the time deadheading – most of the Pinks have finished. I did move a bit of the Cheddar Pinks to the space around the Azalea Wren. Wren is definately not thriving. The early lilies are done but there are new ones coming into bloom almost daily. The Tradescantia is finished and I am hoping I have got the deadheads early enough to slow the take-over of all the other beds by Tradescantia. The exception is Sweet Kate, still in flower in Path it has been gorgeous. Harebells are finished. I lifted Peony Prince of Darkness again so that the crown is at earth level. In doing so I cut through its thick tuberous-looking roots – I had no idea that Peony roots looked like that (or have I just forgotten). It got some blood and bone meal and kelp granules to help it recover. It would be nice if it flowered! The Peony Ovalata will get the same treatment.

A humid day with thunderstorms racketing through in the early afternoon, then clearing. I turned the drip hose on for a couple of hours but didn’t get around to watering the containers – man(y)ana!


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graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

“a raven croaked mournfully” – such an expressive sound too. The Crows/Ravens here invoke such strong emotions with DW and I. They can almost be forgiven some of their transgressions when they can convey sadness / longing so well.

Posted on 20 Jul 13 (almost 6 years ago)

Crows and ravens have such a range of vocalizations; one occasionally sits in the spruce or on the hydrowires and talks at length. I can’t decide whether he is commenting on life or reciting poetry.

Posted on 20 Jul 13 (almost 6 years ago)
TolCath

TolCath

Folia Helper

United States

Does your crocosmia fall over? Mine always does and I wish it wouldn’t.

Posted on 24 Jul 13 (almost 6 years ago)

TolCath – my Crocosmia doesn’t fall over, it leans a bit but I find its leaves and stems are pretty stiff.

Posted on 25 Jul 13 (almost 6 years ago)
TolCath

TolCath

Folia Helper

United States

Interesting, thank you. :)

Posted on 25 Jul 13 (almost 6 years ago)

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