Recent heavy rains have opened another leak in the roof of our kitchen extension.
Jackie made these photographs of the kitchen floor, then
of what we think is the faulty lead flashing.
While she was at the upstairs windows
she then produced aerial shots of the soggy garden, after which
during a lull in the rain I toured the paths in search of raindrops on fuchsia Delta’s Sarah, begonias, pelargoniums, rose campion, various roses, chrysanthemums, Edinburgh dahlia, Rosa Glauca hips, and fallen beech leaves.
For dinner this evening we finished Jackie’s choice chicken and leek pie with crisp roast potatoes; al dente carrots and cauliflower; tender cabbage, and most flavoursome gravy, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Montpeyroux.
Lovely photos, Derrick, I hope you get the leak stopped soon! ???
Thanks a lot, John. We should do soon.
Thanks very much, myexpressionofthought
Thanks very much, Sheree
Stunning photographs Derrick. Hope you get your leak sorted soon x
Thanks very much, June. We have someone coming.
I’m so sorry about your roof leak. We are experiencing the same problem.
The after pictures are gorgeous! She has a great eye for photos!
Thanks very much, Robbye
You are welcome, Derrick. I pray things are getting back in order.
Roof man coming tomorrow
Glad the roofer could come semi-quickly!
I am sorry about your roof leak, Derrick, but raindrops on roses are still my favorite thing.
I looked for some for you, Dolly. Thanks very much.
I have gathered that you did look for both roses and raindrops, Derrick, and I thank you for that.
‘Raindrops on Rose’s … These are a few of my favourite things.’ As the song goes. Beautifully depicted in your photomontage, Derrick.
Thanks a lot, Roland
Your garden is amazing; such wonderful autumnal colours.
Thanks very much, Melanie
A neighbour text me this morning to say there was rain overnight. If it rained as well as it did here, 2 hours north of home, then our vegetables will be well watered.
Great pics! Hope the roof leak is easily fixed.
Thanks a lot, Chrissy. We have a good man
Oh yes Derrick there’s a number of potential leaky spots … the downpipe outlet onto the roof could do with a spreader, the groves in the tiles might need a clean, and of course the hole in the lead flashing…. ahh water is a very powerful force, basically a wetting agent of earth by it’s very nature,
Thanks very much, Ivor, for that professional knowledge.
My pleasure Derrick
Bummer about the leak, but the garden pics are fabulous.
Thanks very much, Peggy
Oh, no, roof leaks are the worst! Faulty flashing is often a culprit. I hope the source of the leak can be found and fixed without too much trouble (or money).
Jackie’s first garden view photo is just enchanting.
Ivor’s comment below identifies all the sources which we know can be dealt with. Thanks very much from us both, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
I love the aerial shots, a great way to view the garden. And a wonderful tapestry of colour it is too.
Thanks very much, Jessica. Tapestry is the perfect word for some of Jackie’s shots
Sorry about the leak. Hope it is soon fixed. Your garden looks lovely even in the rain.
Thanks very much, Mrs W
The shots from above were very interesting.
Thanks a lot, Tootlepedal
I feel your pain about the roof, Derrick. We had to replace ours over the summer. Thankfully our insurance paid for it. Keep looking at your garden and don’t think about the roof!
A good plan, Jill. Thanks very much
So sorry about the leak. I know how frustrating that is. I love the raindrops on Delta’s Serah and Rose Campion
Thanks very much, JoAnna
From holes in the flashing … to wonderful autumnal scenes. I’m hopeful it can be fixed. ‘Tis the season ❣️
I have confidence in our man, Barry. Thanks very much, Val.
Most interesting viewpoint of the garden from the upstairs window, and raindrop images are so special. Roof leaks are so bothersome. Will your man use lead or copper for the repair?
I expect it will be lead, Maj. Thanks very much.
Gravity pulls the raindrops down from open skies, and through thick canopies and faults and slivers in the roof. The last, I trust is an unsettling experience.
Thanks very much, Uma. We’ll get the roof fixed soon.
Our roof leaks in places too. Whenever it rains we think about doing something about it, but it has rained so seldom over the past few years that we forget about the leaks in between – or can’t find the ‘exact’ spot.
We have been adopting the same approach 🙂 Thanks very much, Anne.
gorgeous autumn photos of the garden! and the drenched flowers look magical. hope the leak is fixed soon. 🙂
Thanks very much, Lola
Too bad about the leak, but the soggy garden is lovely.
Thanks very much, Laurie
Now I am humming a certain tune from Sound of Music. Thanks for the earworm.
🙂 And thank you, Yvonne
Simple stunning! ? Every time after the rain your garden seems to smile ? The flowers are gorgeous ?
Thank you very much, Ribana
UGHS on the leaky roof… 🙁 Hope it can be fixed very soon.
LOVE the photos looking out and down on the garden! A beautiful perspective that captures the fullness, the richness, the colors!!! 🙂
It doesn’t look like the flowers and leaves minded the raindrops. 🙂
But we Human-Beans do mind raindrops entering our homes. 😮
Thanks very much from us both, Carolyn. X
I am sure the leak will be fixed soon. The close up images of flowers with raindrops are beautiful.
Thanks very much, Rupali
Sorry to hear it. I do remember having days like that!
Thanks very much, GP
Bad drips but lovely pics.
Many thanks, Flower
Excellent Autumn colours Derrick. Shame about the leak, I had a similar problem with lead flashing earlier this year but it was simple and inexpensive to fix.
Wea have a good man in Barry, our chimney sweep
he will mop up your problem.
Oh, No, roof leaks are not a good thing to have. You may have found the entrance in that small hole.
Your fall garden is gorgeous! Just like visiting a Botanical Garden.
Thanks a lot, Dwight. That will certainly be the major inlet, I’d say
Stick a wad of bubble gum in it!! :>)
🙂 You think I’m going out there?
Ha Ha… Not if you are wise!
Hopefully the leak is easy to find and fix. It probably is the flashing. Jackie’s photos from upstairs of the gardens below are beautiful, as are your closeups, Derrick.
Thank you so much from us both, Lavinia
I had that problem. Getting it repaired was a bit expensive, but they did a perfect job.
That roof leak has to be frustrating. But your overview of the garden (so autumnal!) is lovely and the close-ups are, too.
Thank you so much, Lisa
The raindrops on roses and other flowers are beautiful–inside on the floor, not so much. I hope the fix is easy and not too expensive.
Jackie took some excellent photos–the drops about to fall are especially fine.
Thanks very much, Merril. I think the repair will be affordable.
While we were on our holiday we discovered a small leak in our caravan. They are annoying things, aren’t they?
Indeed, Widders. Thanks very much.
Sorry about that water inside when it belongs out there … not in here! I hope you got the leak fixed. Your flowers are gorgeous! As always…
Thanks a lot, Jan. Not fixed yet and still raining.
Can’t click “like” on this one… Am praying it gets fixed for you!!
We have every confidence, Jan. 🙂
Oh no, not another leak!
Jackie’s garden views are so lovely, what a difference autumn makes, the trees that previously blended now stand out and show such a beautiful contrast.
Thank you so much, Sue, from us both.
Why is it that rain makes flowers so beautiful, but floors just get wet?
Sod’s law 🙂 Thanks very much, Leslie
Sorry to hear about the leak and hope it will be fixed soon. Gorgeous views of the garden on the other hand!
Barry will fit it in when he can. He is very reliable. Thanks very much, Geetha
I am glad you have someone reliable you can count on.
Oh Derrick – I am getting caught up on some posts and super glad I dropped by this one – esp for the flowers have brought some joy ???
Thank you very much, Yvette