The whole country is very, very dry with drought conditions in many places. Rain is desperately needed by people who farm the land and who grow plants. I am watering my vegies and plants on a daily basis and further water restrictions are on the horizon.
It is hot and it is dry.
Some refreshment would be welcome and would provide balance.
I went in search of some cooler conditions this morning and enjoyed the green of the regenerating bush area nearby.
Something has been enjoying some refreshment eating this green leaved Kawakawa plant.
And a blackbird was eating these juicy berries.
Despite the lack of rain there is still green, juiciness to be found in my backyard thank goodness.
We don’t have water restrictions yet but it is beginning to be an enormous chore trying to keep everything well watered. I water a little and pray a lot that the plants can handle the dry.
I have just planted some vegie plants to capture this warmth and to boost the larder so I am nursing those along with extra care. Other things are being helped with mulch and shady trees all helping…..I hope.
I bought some beetroot and leek seedlings today; haven’t planted them yet.
With extra hand watering plus plenty of worm wee and liquid blood and bone the wee plants are looking good so far. Fingers crossed. Good luck with your planting.
You go towards the fall I hope there some rain will fall.
It will come Diana. Rain is usually never far away where I live.
Our plants have had more non-rain water than usual this summer because Stephen has used a hand-held hose. I’ve always stuck to a watering can and buckets of grey water, but I think the plants appreciate his extra attention. No watering restrictions yet, but maybe there should be. The ground is VERY dry.
I need to begin collecting grey water from the sink and shower to supplement our hand watering. The whole country is dry after such a wonderful summer.
We aren’t allowed to use hoses up here in Northland. Still waiting for rain
Tighter restrictions are being mooted here now too.
That soil looks seriously dry. I hope you have some much-needed rain very soon.
The weather forecasters are suggesting rain will fall again in a couple of weeks. Drought conditions are hurting farmers and growers now though.
I’m up on the Coromandel Peninsula – and we are on stream water in our neighbourhood. It is getting precariously low. We’ve lived in this house almost 20 years and I have never seen the stream so low or the hills so dry. And no rain in sight!
Oh and BTW – I do love your posts and your pics, they are lovely.
Thank you for your positive comments about my blog. I appreciate them. Evidently we had a light shower at 3am but that seems to be all today. We had been promised light showers……We are on town supply but restrictions are not far off. Your situation sounds dire. Let’s hope for gentle rain in the right amount very soon for the country.