July broke all records for rainfall and some parts, especially around Tewksbury and Gloucester, were flooded. The main victims of the rainfall in our garden were many of the tomato plants, which succumbed to blight in spite of liberal doses of copper fungicide. Other vegetables fared much better – courgettes seemed to turn in just a day or two into large marrows and the beans (both French and runner) got off to a very good start. On the fruit front the greengages were not abundant but were large and juicy, the summer apples were rosy red (usually green) and the raspberries earlier than normal. The flower garden continued to put on a good show. Dahlias added a lot of colour and the pots on the terrace did very well, especially the geraniums and fuchsias.