I'm really sorry about all the rain we've had over the last couple of days - I think it's my fault.
You see, I planted out some broad beans and some other bits and bobs on the allotment on Monday, but forgot to take the watering can. I went back on Tuesday and gave everything a thorough watering to settle them into their new home. Within about 45 minutes of finishing, the heavens opened and it hasn't really stopped since. So I apologise.
My Oregon Scientific Weather Station at home has been busy too recording all this wet stuff. During Tuesday evening/night it recorded 9.7mm of rain. A good downpour, which I suppose we all need - especially the slugs! Luckily, after watering at the allotment I did treat everything to a good scattering of slug pellets.