Are you gardening in France too?
I have a vertical rockface garden in the South of France and just wondered if anyone else faces the same problems that I have - a schisty soil, wet and windy winters (more rain that I get in England!) and then a good three months in summer of unrelenting heat and no rain at all. As we are only there for around three months of the year the garden has to be able to look after itself and we can't run to having a gardener or watering system.
I would love to hear from others in this situation and how they cope with part-time gardening.