Parts of the UK have been on flood alert as torrential downpours swept across the country.
Looks like flooding and heavy rains are becoming the norm, maybe not as bad as last year, but enough to blight what we are trying to do. For 10 minutes I saw heavier rain coming down today than I have ever seen anywhere, even in northern Norway during bad storms. Much damage was done to the foliage on our Cannas, and some large leaves were totally shredded by the rain. This was not rain as we know it, this was a monsoon!