Hints & Tips
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is offering green-fingered Brits advice on how they can handle the drought at the Great London Plant Fair.
People also have the opportunity to stock up on any plants they wish to grow over the season and the event will feature expert advice on other areas.
With much of the country feeling the impact of drought conditions, this is likely to be particularly welcome.
Indeed, Sussex's local newspaper The Argus recently reported the Seaford in Bloom event is at risk due to the hosepipe ban, although organisers are hoping to get around it through the use of its sub-contractor's reservoir.
Individuals may wish to consider alternative methods if they do not have access to their own water, such as mulching, which helps plants retain nutrients and can be achieved with the aid of chippers and shredders.
"Gardeners of all skill-levels will have the opportunity to consult the RHS Advisory Team, which will be on hand at the show to provide information on what to plant, as well as watering alternatives," commented chief horticultural adviser at the gardening charity Guy Barter.