katharine wrote:PaulH, what a wonderful thought, basil in the evening air.
The first time we visited Crete we stayed in a ground floor studio. We had to cross the "verandah" (more like a small English patio) to get in and out - which was impossible without brushing against a large, potted, small-leaf basil. We also used to sit there in the sultry August evenings running our hands over the plant from time to time.
Maybe we killed it because the following year it had disappeared.