After even more rain I was able to add another good 5 litres to the water butts. Happily the driving rain yesterday hasn’t done any damage. The big quinoa are leaning a bit, but a bit of re-staking will take care of that. More tomatoes have split, but that’s all.

After a bunch of deadheading, I set to work digging up what I could of the daisies – taking advantage of the rain-softened soil. They came up fairly well, but there are still some clumps to do and I can see lots of tiny seedlings, which I’m sure are new daisies from the fallen seed.

The malope and a first aster are now open. The malope in particular is lovely; I might try that again next year.

After all the rain the chard is now looking more robust. The red is still very small though.