But the rain held off yesterday for the Sills Bend afternoon wedding.
Unfortunately it didn't hold off today and I was forced to abandon the gardening.
I moved two bluestones, potted 15 cuttings and half grubbed out the rotting stump of the walnut tree.
I hate gardening. There are crawling things in the dirt.
Weeds spring up like weeds. I went to all the trouble of putting down newspaper and mulch under the lime tree which is supposed to stop weeds but there's a fine crop just waiting to be pulled up....again.
My triumph is that the lemon geranium I filched from somebody's garden is flourishing.
My defeat was trying to dig a hole to put it in. I can't dig the spade into the ground so out with the bread knife to cut a square in the grass and see if that works. That's the thing with gardens, they expect you to go knee down and worship. Not with my knees.
Bluestones are a lot heavier than they were 8 years ago or my heart attack threshold is getting lower.
Keep raining Melbourne.