|My 2nd Plot from the road|
Many plots were partially or mostly flooded, mainly the plots close to the allotment road, which was acting as a barrier, preventing the surface water from draining down the, (North to South) slope into the drainage ditch on the South side of the allotments.
|Middle area of my 2nd Plot (Lettuce & Beetroot Under Water)|
|Top area of my 2nd Plot|
My main plot was looking O.K. Although the ground was saturated the only area which had standing water on the surface was around my shed close to the drainage ditch.
My second plot was a different picture. Most of the area planted with spuds was waterlogged. 4 rows of Letttuce were under water and the lower end of the plot, nearest to the road was well under water. Sticking a garden fork into various parts of the ground, to see if the water would drain off, achieved little, except to stir up lots of mud. I checked my sheds for wind damage & water leaks, all was well. After filling a couple more rainwater barrels with water from the swollen drainage ditch I picked a couple of soaking wet lettuce for tea, swam back to my car & sailed home.
|Another plot further along the road|
|My neighbours plot (other side of the road to my main plot)|
|Angle shade moth sheltering from the rain in my shed|
There's more rain tomorrow!!