Summer 2012 is going to be a bog challenge for gardeners in Southern England who face water restrictions from April 5th that could last for many months.
This has to be the year to explore using plants that cope well with drought in your garden so that you can still have a fantastic display that is also very low maintenance. Check out these plants that grow in the dry Mediterranean climate http://www.globalgardening.org/plants/list/planttypeid/4
The quality of your soil is an important factor that affects plants ability to adapt to drought and so its a good idea to make sure that you add extra water retention for the coming months. Check out my tips and advice on surviving the 2012 drought . http://www.globalgardening.org/uploads/pdf/adapting_your_garden.pdf
If you want to find out the latest information and restrictions on watering your garden check out this web site which appears to have accurate and useful information:http://www.hosepipeban.org.uk/2012/03/14/hosepipe-ban-restrictions-2012/