Last year June 7th brought my first handful of green beans and I thought last year was cold... this year the weather was cold and rainy until yesterday and nothing is happy about it. The basil is shivering, the tomatoes are slacking off. The poor Italian lemon is bereft in a poor canopy of scraggly yellow leaves. On the plus side, the lettuce is still growing and the strawberries pay this kind of weather no-never-mind. Also doing well are mint, chocolate mint and red chard. And roses... the roses always seem to triumph don't they?