One of my fondest and earliest memories are of a cassette of Disney songs I had as a child. The music today conjures up vivid memories of my Nanna and sometimes mum singing them to me and my bopping around dancing to the music. One in particular that I love today as much as ever is, Drip drip drip little April showers, from Bambi.
Drip drip drip little April showers indeed! April looks set to be one of the wettest on record. Raining pretty much everyday largely since the beginning of April, and not looking like easing up until the start of May. Oh but it’s good for the plants goes the gardeners cry. And that it is. April showers is natures way of providing the right condition for seed germination. A little rain and little sunshine, waking the seeds (and weeds). Although it feels like we’ve been having too much of the showers and not so much of the sunshine at times!
Despite all this, much of the UK is still in drought. Where else in the world other than Blighty can a drought be announced and a month-long period of wet weather begin in the same day?
Things down the allotment are looking lush and fresh for it. The herb bed is flourishing, lettuces plumping and the rhubarb the best it’s ever been. Even though it’s so frustrating when like this weekend it’s just been too wet and cold to do anything constructive in the garden or at our allotments, remember; April showers bring forth May FLOWERS!
But shhh, don’t tell. I actually really love spring rain. Drip drip drip…