I think that I might have over-achieved because after two days of heavy rain the Japanese Anemone is fully recovered...but our road has flooded. I am feeling a bit guilty and trying to avoid the neighbours. In view of the circumstances I have included a photograph of an underwater lavender bush in the front garden. Not the Japanese Anemone which is looking fabulous in the back garden. I should also like to add that I bought a new yard broom yesterday so I looked very chic as I swept away the mud.