The rain has topped up my half-barrel and it's current level suggests we've have a shade over an inch of rain over the last couple of days.
A couple of Water Lettuce plants, Pistia stratiotes, drift around in the barrel. They are odd plants, their roots spreading, finger-like, searching for dissolved mineral salts in the water. They won't find much as I've kept deliberately kept nutrient levels low. The species is not at all hardy and I'll doubtless lose my plants over the winter. As for the flowers, they are tiny and difficult to find deep in the rosette of leaves.
Water Lettuce in our half-barrel. Stefen Hill, Daventry.
15 October, 2018