Today it has rained a lot. In fact, thanks to my neighbour two streets away who runs a weather station in his backyard I can see that we’ve had about 4.8mm of rain today. It’s here if you want to check it out http://www.bristolweather.org I always used to hate the rain (let’s face it still do sometimes when we set into that grand old South West dizzle), but as I’ve got more and more into gardening I appreciate it, partly for the decrease in labour it brings. Everything grows like crazy and needs keeping in check rather than egging on. And the smell is earthy and real – especially walking up to the front of the house pass the sage, which releases it’s slightly medicinal fragrance after the rain. The downside is that this warm humid weather is slug and snail heaven and they are decimating some of the plants. I have no compunction in killing them.