It’s Raining Again

Only two weeks after the last flood the rains have returned – another washed out weekend.¬† Unbelievable.¬† The same river roaring across the driveway, the same lake where the sheep and horse meadow used to be and the same waterfall running through my new herb bed.¬† A bit of strategic trenching made this bout a little less damaging.¬† However, herbs do not like it wet and over 200 mm of rain in two weeks…well, that’s just ridiculous.¬† The catnip is so mad¬†its leaves have turned red.

I guess I’m going to have to relocate the herb garden and put some sun and water loving perennials there instead.¬† I like the¬†herbs right¬†where¬†they are¬†but the plants – as always – have the final say in the way a garden evolves.

I planted them in an 8 by 32 foot¬†strip with two foot recycled rubber paving blocks forming a grid pattern.¬† I dubbed it “Herb Alley” which became even more appropriate when I discovered the rubber pavers smell like the back alley of a garage whenever it gets really hot.¬† Kind of overpowers the¬†aroma therapy benefits¬†of the herbs though!

It is such a sunny location Рbut I never suspected it would turn into a waterfall in heavy rains.  These kind of rains usually only come every ten years Рbut every two weeks?