I know that some of you have had loads of it recently but in my bit of the country we have had nothing of any substance since February. Then this afternoon it started about 3pm and it's still coming down! Slow and steady but the lawns will be watered now and the water butts are starting to fill up. Only yesterday I weeded the graden and was lamenting the hollyhocks and foxgloves I planted last autumn that should be like cabbages by now but instead are flowering at 6" high or have virtually no growth on them at all. I was starting to worry considerably about the summer proper following this long dry spell but now I am incredibly relieved.