July was blistering hot with temperatures up to 38 degrees and at two periods which were declared extreme heatwaves. I rose early each morning to water the vegetable garden. There were water restrictions with no watering of flower gardens. However, France sensibly takes the view that people need to water plants that provide people with food, so watering is allowed between 8 t night and 8 in the morning. It’s taken a long time each day, so my intention is to reinstall the watering system when I’ve adjusted the beds on the left during the winter.