Yesterday evening a storm came through. Thunder lightening and hail. Not just a little bit of hail but for an hour it chucked hail down the size of broad beans (not the same colour but it gives you an idea of the size). The broad beans in the garden faired pretty well considering. The courgette plants look like someone has fired a sawn-off shotgun at them. There is more leaf debris on the ground than on the plants and what is left on the plants has been shredded. The lettuce has been liquidised. and the rhubarb has curled up and retreated into the ground leaving remnants of greenery above the soil.
Today we went shopping and had to buy salad which is the first time in weeks.