Around 6pm last night, the sky went light yellow, then dark yellow, orange and finally black, all in the space of 30 minutes. It was similar to a solar eclipse but quicker. It was most eerie. The thunder started shortly afterwards, followed by sheet lightening, then fork, then the rain.
Luckily for us, the rain was reasonable light. Our local on-line forecast however, just had us down for heavy cloud! We gather some places were not so lucky.
However, here in the East of the country, in the driest county, we had seen no rain for nearly 3 weeks and were jolly glad to have some. Watering the garden with cans takes a lot of hard work.
I went out to check my tomatoes this morning, using Disprin seems to have worked (unless we were just lucky), no sign of blight. The night time temperatures are getting too cool for outdoor tomatoes so we took the decision to harvest them all, coloured, green, large and small.
They are now sat in the conservatory on trays to dry out, we reckon around 6lb: