Rain on my parade
It wasn’t exactly a parade, Giovanni and me walking through the orchard applying the post-flower spray, but the rain timed itself perfectly: first spots as we finished the mixture.
So that was that. All washed off.
However, we discovered some extremely lively tent caterpillars on a cherry twig as we went by.
Also, when I looked through my new microscope (advance birthday present from Clive) at aphids pre-spray and post-spray, there was a definite air of lethargy about the latter.
The spray takes a lot longer than the half hour or so it had to take proper effect, but maybe we did do some good.