Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Drop in the Ocean

So far it’s been a dry year. This week’s rain has only slightly redressed the balance, but it has made me think about water in the garden – and the benefits to the environment as a whole, not just to our own gardens.

Conventional wisdom and resulting trends in garden design have, over the last 20 years, moved towards a reduction in the use of water in gardens. Eye-catching statistics like ‘London is dryer than Istanbul’ and ‘The South East of England has less water available per person than the Sudan and Syria’ make us focus on conserving water.

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Garden Tips for June

It’s official! Summer is here. Now’s the time to really enjoy the fruits of your labours – the winter planning, preparation and pruning, the spring planting and feeding have all been worth it. So stand back and take time to appreciate what you have. Your plants will be in full swing, growing at speed – and so will the weeds, so don’t let them take over.

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