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A very wet drought

I understand all the arguments about the need to replenish ground water reserves after some anomalously dry winters (though it didn’t feel like that when I was snowed in!) but the fact remains that this has been the wettest drought I’ve ever known. Malvern seems to have had weeks of incessant rain. It’s actually a lovely sunny evening tonight, and for once I have a clear view of the Malvern Hills from my front window – and I actually live right up on top of them! The cloud base has been so low that for weeks I’ve barely been able to see the end of my garden, let alone the hills.

At least the rain seems to have driven away the mole in my garden – either he doesn’t like tunnelling through saturated soil or he’s drowned! If the former, I expect he’ll be back……