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rain, rain, rain...now humid, humid, humid...grass needs mowing...roses aren't happy...iris bloom period are shortened by the pounding rain, rain, rain...daylilies and oriental lilies are drinking up the rain, rain, rain...my toad died.
Onegoodman, I'm so sorry to hear this. We have gotten tons of rain. I've used Safer sulphur and a baking soda with a sticking agent mix every few days to keep my susceptible roses roses from getting blackspot.
Did your toad really die? We got rain at a level that caused flash flooding yesterday. Thank goodness for Lee Valley's peony supports.
It was more noise than water for me - nothing got washed off into the ravine this year yet. I am counting on my 6" berm to hold or at least reroute volumes of water when they come. What I am not happy about are the temps. I remember taking pictures of my irises in t-shirts last year not in a jacket :(
That's clever! I always thought of rain chains just as an alternative to down spouts. How did he hook up the small chains to the gutters? I have a spot where this idea will do the trick - planted by a down spout but the way I did it the water does not get to the plants :(