This Polemonium is the latest addition to my garden. It is a short-lived perennial with cup shaped lilac flowers with yellow stamens. It prefers a sunny site with well-drained soil and is fully hardy.
This photo was taken on the 22nd April which was the last time we saw a little sun. Since then it has rained solidly every day non-stop.
I went to check up on my sheep this morning, the rain still lashing down - the field is a complete swamp, the sheeps' feet sinking inches down into the mud. They have sheds in which to shelter - when they heard me coming in through the gate -they dashed out from their sheds, ate the food I put down for them - and dashed back in.
I feel sorry for all those little lambs out in the fields, snuggling up to their mothers - soaked to the skin. The horses are all trying to shelter in the hedgerows, backs to the rain - looking miserable.
Not the best April we have ever had!