Long periods of hot weather, without rainfall, remind us that water is a precious commodity. When dry spells become drought and hosepipe bans are implemented, it’s crucial to reduce water use and to apply the water you do use wisely.
Plants’ ability to withstand drought can vary enormously. Prioritise less established plants and those showing clear signs of stress. Beyond that it pays to know which plants need regular watering and which can survive without it.
A weed is simply any plant in a bed, border or pot that you didn’t plant deliberately and that you don’t want. Weeds compete with cultivated plants for moisture, light and nutrients so keeping on top of your weeding routine helps ensure water goes where it’s most needed.
This seasonal favourite is long-lived and a prolific flowerer over the Christmas season. You'll get three plants in one festive red pot. Order by Monday 17th December, 2018 to ensure Christmas delivery.
This exquisite bearded iris produces up to nine buds on each stem of bicolour blooms. A perfect addition to a cottage garden border, you'll be treated to a second flowering later in the season. Pre-order for January, 2019 delivery.