Wednesday, April 04, 2012
April Snow And Showers
The garden needed some fresh rain or snow to top up its levels.Fallen snow will melt slowly and the water will find its way into the rivers,lakes,and reservoirs.
The southern counties of England have introduced a hosepipe ban.The water levels there are some of the lowest since previous drought years.
I mulched the sunken border here to try to maintain the water in the soil.It drys out otherwise too quickly and stresses the plants out.We have two water butts to catch the rainfall off the shed roof.I need the rain water to water the container plants and Roses during the long hot summer.
Planting drought tolerant plants will also become a way of gardening.Gardens are our oasis of calm but we still live in an ever changing environment that we cannot control.
I loved these Pansy's that were growing in Bourton On The Water outside Bird world.The orange petals are glowing hot.