I think it should be said, in spite our (loosely termed!) Government and the European Economic Community that here in the UK we still understand, and nay use, good old feet and inches and although Jim's gallon translates to 0.83267384 of our gallons, we use those as well. Most of us still buy both milk, and far more importantly, beer in pints and wouldn't recognise a litre if it kicked us in the teeth. Long may it continue and even longer may it irk politicians! David Nicholson in Devon UK Zone 9b Having just completed re-potting all my bulbs and now worrying where to put them away from our abnormal July monsoon!