Of rain that is! Yes, just a little bit of rain and temperatures falling especially at night means things are happening in the garden. Walking around (and I’m enjoying doing this again) and I see that just a small quantity of rain has spurred some seeds to germinate – yes of course weeds are germinating, it doesn’t take much for them to get going but also Cerinthe are pushing their first leaves up through the soil. Usually I wait for them to grow a bit bigger than these are and then transplant to where I want them to grow. They may be a little early as if we get a hot second half of the month they may still wither and die. In other places Californian poppies are covering the ground in the most extraordinary way, if they all gow the garden will be a riot of colour; some might even flower this autumn. Autumn crocus are also pushing up so I will get some saffron this year.