Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:34
Pat - there's a "translation" charge every time a credit card is used abroad, even if it's kept in credit.
Pdoc - In Belgium we did both ours at least once before the autumn frosts set in so the chassis, axles and wheel arches got their protective coating to help against salt and grit and then again mid winter and mid spring to top up protection. Worked a treat and we never had rust problems whereas one of my scientists who thought 17€ for the full works was excessive ended up having to buy a new car when his 4yr old Megane failed its first MOT for serious rust. Here, the car washes are much simpler and offer no undercarriage protection and I have yet to see anyone offering a personalised service. I hope she was getting tips at least.
Staying cool here which is lovely but very dry. Had to go and water the herb patch as it was wilting, lavenders, sages, thymes and a rosemary all floppydoodah. Not good. All 150 red onions have frazzled and the squashes are struggling. Sweetcorn and brassicas seem OK but the only things thriving are my toms, still in pots so watered almost daily.
OH has ordered the Beth Chatto book for me but I'm going to need serious loads of horse poo to sort things out in the potager.
That water lily looks lovely Hosta.