The Environment Agency reports that East Anglia only received 20% of its monthly rainfall in May which I know is causing huge problems for Will Giles in his Exotic Garden which he opens for the first time on 12th June http://www.exoticgarden.com/public-opening-times.php
I have also noticed how local garden centres and nurseries are doing their best to promote the idea of choosing plants for their water requirements – clever marketing but it would be good if they sold less water loving bedding plants as well.
Even Amazon have jumped onto the drought train by e-mailing this page of drought related products to me.
Love to know how you are dealing with the lack of rain and whether it has changed your planting – and washing habits?
I am busy working out if I can set up a system from the kitchen sink to my garden. I did away with my water guzzling dishwasher but feel guilty even letting the water run down the plug when I wash the dishes by hand – anyone else having similar thoughts and experiences?