Sunday, June 22, 2014

Journal Notes...Light at the End of the Tunnel on the Peacock, Pool Liner Installation.

Forgive my delay, I have had vertigo all week.  I am starting to come around.  June is one of the worst months during the growing season.  It's extremely hot and relatively dry.  July, however, I know that I don't have to water.  It practically rains every afternoon.  We are getting into that part of the season which makes it difficult when you are trying to install a liner.

I can't pretend to tell you what my husband is doing but I was astonished to learn that some of the water in the pool comes from the water table.  So keep it out long enough to repair the concrete has been a challenge for him.  I accidentally bought the wrong pond pump but thankfully it has found a use in keeping the water down long enough for him to repair the concrete.

I do know that water does not compress so I see the reason for the allowance of the water to come in.  

I wonder if the flooding overwhelmed the pool?

Anyway, the pool is over 8 feet deep and is a bit of a danger when not filled as I discovered.  I am excited at the prospect of it returning.

Well, I know where the water table is now.

I bought a feather duster for the peacock and I love it.  I will probably have to replace it more than once this season but I like it.  

While I was out there I noticed that there will be no need to put in additional liner.  The morning glory is taking over fast and furious.  I have a feeling ill be doing more cutting down then filling in.

A month ago, they were seeds.

They wilt in the summer heat.

The salvia I put in, are not doing well.  I need to get this finished so I may forget about the salvia and do the Mexican Heather.  My mom said the tail did not fan out enough and I agree but it may have to do this year.  I'll see how I feel tomorrow.
Now the perwinkle and the marigolds are doing quite nicely.

Still no word on my mower and the grass grows FAST

You can barely see the lilies through all the weeds.

Husband has finished cementing and now putting on the fixtures.  I am really, really hoping to get the liner in today.  This heat has never made miss a pool more.

I didn't know canna had flowers!


Anonymous said...

Reading about your peacock has been very fun and interesting. I am attempting to create some kind of garden topiary and don't find much info on the beginning stages of the process. Thanks for posting. :)

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Well, I am not sure I am much help, but I used annuals this year until I figure out how I want this to flow. The morning glory if watered enough fills it in very quickly.