Right at the start, when we began to plan for the Gardening World Cup we were told that the event would take place in the Typhoon season. “Beware strong winds” we were told, and we assumed, perhaps a little innocently, that this was the worst which the weather would throw at us. And so we weren’t really expecting this morning’s events. We were all woken up early by massive claps of thunder. Then came the rain- 4 inches of it in 4 hours. By the end of the storm several of the gardens were under water and although the skies cleared by lunchtime, there wasn’t any chance of any work being done on the gardens for the rest of the day. Not ideal with only four days to go, but there is some good news- no typhoons are expected before judging day.
The picture shows the Chinese Holly hedge which was planted yesterday getting well watered