So yesterday I was out in the pouring rain saving rain water from the big pipe at the right that goes into the gully trap. All the kids were still asleep and I was saturated; but having a good time. Look at all the free water!!!!
Then in the afternoon, again in the rain, I dragged out half a straw/hay bale (what’s the difference anyway? Anyone know?) and retied it together with string, plonked it on the front lawn on top of a layer of newspapers and planted 5 pumpkin plants I grew from a Kent pumpkin at the supermarket. Apparently, according to the knowledgable people on the internet, you put pockets of soil and compost in the straw and the plants’ roots wend their merry way through it all and they grow happily.
The Great Pumpkin Experiment is looking grim. The pumpkins aren’t thriving. So this is my back up plan.
It looks ugly and a bit stupid out on the front lawn. It’s not normal.