Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:20
As already said we don't have much experience of droughts here in the uk but hopefully some helpful thoughts
- are you watering only the plants that really need it? You may be able to reduce your watering by only tending those that rely on you and/or having a different routine for different plants
- have you put any mulch down, organic or something like gravel, this can make a huge difference as helps prevent evaporation
- if you have always watered then your plants will have adapted to be reliant on you; no it won't help now but maybe start to reduce your watering permanently so that your plants have to set down deeper roots and become more self reliant
It's difficult to offer an opinion on whether 60 minutes is too much without knowing what sort of area and what types of plants you are watering?