Beating the drought this summer is easy if you choose the right plants that cope well with lack of water and do not require maintenance – unlike the traditional bedding plants that many UK gardens plant every year.
To keep your garden looking wonderful all summer long with no or little water try choosing Mediterranean plants that offer a delightful range of colours, varied textures and hypnotic scents.
These plants are used to surviving in the driest and hottest summers and they can be used in a variety of different ways. Check the listings on this section of my blog for inspiration on drought gardening.
Or watch these videos which I actually filmed a few years back but which are so right for surviving the 2012 drought :