It is only since I've started gardening that I actually welcome the rain and I'm enjoying seeing the new lavender plugs I've planted, soaking it up. Obviously I welcome the sun more but rain is less bad than it used to be.
All the veg seems to be doing well apart from the aubergine plant, which is pretty much dead but I don't want to admit defeat yet. The courgettes are huge and I've put up a bean frame (all by myself!) for the runner beans to grow up. It definitely feels good to nurture things and the first thing I do in the morning now is open the greenhouses and check how much things have grown.
There are also some amazing flowers opening up all around the garden. So many different types...