A drought is a long period of time during which no rain falls.
A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region.
A drought can last for months or years, or can be declared as few as 15 days.
There are many definitions of the meaning of drought, but it would appear that Geddington is in the middle of a drought at present. The last time a significant amount of rain fell on Geddington was on 27 May (approx 2/3rds of an inch or 15ml), previous to that rain fell on 12 May (1/3rd of an inch) and previous to that on 24 April (1/4 inch).
Admittedly these readings were taken from an amateur weather station, but even the most optimistic of people have to admit that we haven’t had much precipitation since the snow of 17 March.
gasping gardens : arid allotments.
The Geddington Brickyard Garden (GBG) is a fellow sufferer, but it has other problems on its mind, other than drooping flowers and empty water butts. On the 6, 7 and 8 July, Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society is holding its first outdoor production at the GBG: HAPPY CAMPERS (see poster below).*
The GBG have provided a lovely green grassed area for the GADS’ stage, only it’s not very green. The Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade were called in and it rallied to the rescue with the Queen Eleanor Fire Engine appearing on Monday night with enough water in its tank to green up the grass.
Click on this image for full details of this unique occasion or alternatively, go to 6, 7 & 8 July in the Diary on this site.
* There have been other outdoor productions, notably at The Long Barn, Grafton Road – remember Midsummers Night’s Dream? – but this is the first at the GBG.