Gardeners in the south are concerned about plans by Thames Water to stick with its hosepipe for the rest of the year.
Despite flooding is some parts of the country, reservoir levels are very low and most areas south of the Watford gap are being subjected to some sort of ban.
With sprinkler systems shut down for the summer, more gardeners will have to reach for their garden tools – such as watering cans – to keep their plants well watered.
However, garden shows could have some difficulty. Not to mention public, local authority-run green spaces.
Speaking to This Is Wiltshire, Simon Evans, Thames Water's media manager, said: "The irony of having introduced a hosepipe ban as the heavens opened has not passed us by.
"Although April's rain has not got us out of jail, you could say it has slightly loosened the locks."
It has even been suggested that standpipes could be introduced over summer to help stem the water shortage.