rain to make the garden grow

After lots of glorious sunshine, two days of rain to make everything grow.  The pink clematis montana is in full flower now and sends wafts of perfume from the warm south facing wall to which it clings.  Barney is cursing because there are so many plants he has to make stakes for, all rushing up with a sudden whoosh of enthusiastic growth.  The duck hatched two  ducklings, but they have since vanished...  The various euphorbias are at their zenith, but we always remember to be extra careful when we pick them because their sap can burn the skin and eyes.  Many little jam jars litter the garden, all filled with flat beer to attract the pesky clugs and hopefully lure them away from our lovely young plants.