Thousands of people will be visiting their local garden centre this Spring to buy annual bedding plants such as petunias, lobelia, bizzy lizzies.
Maybe this year with drought conditions and a hosepipe ban just a week away, garden centres might offer alternative plant ideas to beat the drought ?
SAY NO TO BEDDING PLANTS THIS SUMMER
Think about buying plants that needs less water.
BUY MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS FOR SUMMER DROUGHT
These are perfect for long periods with no or very low rainfall and can reappear after the UK winter.
Try to buy plants with silver/grey waxy leaves as they will cope better with a lack of water.
Watch this video about drought loving plants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYQr9XXItrs&feature=player_embedded
Mediterranean plants will provide a much better consistent display in hot temperatures as well as being low maintenance without all that wasteful watering.There are many different flowering and non-flowering ones to choose – see my Mediterreanean plants lists
Here are two of my favourite drought loving plants that have beautiful long lasting flowers plus these plants will come back every summer. They require ABSOLUTELY NO WATERING and are perfect for low maintenance gardens that will survive the 2012 hose pipe ban.