Have just caught up with your comment Nancy, sorry. I missed it somehow and only saw the one from Lance.
Susan lives in the Netherlands which as everyone knows is below sea level, therefore rain or flooding in any quantity causes problems, including with gardens, so actually her post was relevant to the topic. She is also someone who always contributes enormously to the forum with interesting informative posts, and this was another one.
Up until her post I had no idea how things were there at the moment, but can now picture the situation.
Am not a frequent poster, normally â€œMIAâ€ would sum it up, nevertheless my contribution to the Container Gardening 'Weather' thread was made to a background of several posts which have been on the GC site for some time, detailing the flooding problems in Germany during the last weeks.
In the areas involved, sometimes under 20+ feet of water, these have obviously affected everything and gardens were/are the least of their problems.
People and animals have died, homes have been destroyed, livelihoods wiped out.
The Container Garden post relating to Germany was pointing out that the conditions, which at the time of the post were a combination of flooding with intense heat, are in certain areas at least not making it easy to go back to something as enjoyable as being able to appreciate the color and scent garden containers can bring to a garden, or terrace, during the summer months. Despite definite improvements.
Don't think Lance was aiming at you particularly Nancy, he was simply stating a fact.
Knowing we all live in different parts of the world our brilliant Lestie thought up this thread to see how the weather was affecting gardens, and especially any containers we had, in our particular areas. To give us some form of connection, despite the fact that we are all rather far-flung.
Well in some, not all, regions of Germany both gardens and containers are way down on folks lists of priorities at the moment, and unfortunately likely to remain so for some time.
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