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Gardening to beat the drought

Advice and tips on how to keep your garden looking its best during the hosepipe ban

Drought-resistant plants

By Thompson & Morgan on Wednesday, April 4th 2012

Drought-resistant plantsWith the hosepipe ban coming into force, drought-resistant plants are becoming particularly useful for gardeners. Many plants around the world are naturally adapted to growing in dry conditions. You can often tell if a plant is adapted to growing in these conditions because their leaves are waxy, succulent, hairy, sticky, small, needle-like, scented or silver in colour. If these plants are well looked after in their first season they will be very forgiving of dry conditions in future years.

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Hosepipe ban? Switch to drip irrigation pipes to keep your garden going

By Thompson & Morgan on Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Hosepipe ban? Switch to drip irrigation pipes to keep your garden goingWith effect from 5th April, several parts of the UK will be subject to a hosepipe ban. However, the good news for gardeners is that Thames, Anglian and South East Water are allowing drip irrigation to be used. This means that you can continue to garden as normal, buying seeds and growing the flowers and vegetables you normally would. Our complete irrigation kit comes with a fully automatic timer, allowing you to water even while you're on holiday.

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