6th April 2012

 

A hosepipe ban came into effect on the 5th April, as a result gardeners are wondering how they will manage to keep their gardens colourful and vibrant during the summer months without being able to use garden hoses and reduced water usage.

 

The good news is there is various plants and flowers that are very drought tolerant and require very little water but will still provide plenty of colour and will not shrivel and die in dry conditions.

 

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Yellow'

 

Drought resistant bedding plant. £2.89 for 15 seeds. CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penstemon 'Pensham Trio'

 

A hardy perennial that does well ni drought conditions. Attractive bell like flowers will flower for 5 months of the year! 9 jumbo plugs - 3 of each variety. £17.99. CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaillardia 'Sunbathers Mixed'

 

Perennial that does well in dry soil. Colourful addition to garden borders. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 45cm (18”). 3 jumbo plugs £9.99

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Lingonberry 'Ida'

 

A fruit bush that has good drought resistance. Flowers then later Lingonberries, similar to Cranberries are produced. Great for on the decking or patio. 1 pot grown bush £12.99 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nolana paradoxa 'Sun Belle Mixed'

 

An attractive bedding plant that does not guzzle water. Great in baskets and borders in the hosepipe free garden. £100 seeds £1.99

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Lavender Collection - Lavandula angustifolia

 

Lavender thrives in the hot and dry regions of Europe, and requires very little moisture. They look wonderful in containers and long garden borders. The smell is beautiful.15 jumbo plug plants, 5 each of 3 different varieties; Hidcote, Rosea & Little lady. £23.99 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Plants - Delosperma

 

Great colourful groundcover plant, great for hot dry areas where other plants might struggle and rockeries. Height: 10cm (4”). Spread: 60cm (24”). 5 plug plants, 1 of each type £9.99. 10 for £14.99 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helianthemum Collection

 

Silver green foliage and flowers between May & July. Ideal for dry conditions. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12"). 5 different types. £9.99 for 5 plug plants, one of each variety. CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geranium 'Apple Blossom'

 

Drought resistant Geranium with double blooms. Flowers right up until autumn. 5 plug plants £9.99 10 plugs £14.98 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™

 

A sun loving trailing variety of annual African daisy, superb in hanging baskets and window boxes. They have a long flowering period from June to September. 5 plugs £9.99, 10 plugs £14.98 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bearded Iris

 

Spectacular summer bulbs that have very good drought resistance and will cope well with dry soil. Plant in the autumn for summer colour the following year and future years. 6 bulbs, one of each type. £12.99

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Delosperma congestum Gold Nugget 1

 

Flowers all summer long and is great in dry weather. Spread of 30 to 60 cm and 5 to 10 cm in height. 1 plant in 2ltr pot ready for planting. £9.99

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Euphorbia myrsinites

 

Early flowering from April to June. Vibrant green foliage. Spread about 50cm. Looks great in amongst stone walls, rockeries etc. 1 plant in 2 ltr pot ready for planting. £9.99 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portulaca Sunnyside

 

Sun loving bedding plants that will thrive in drought conditions. Flowers from May until autumn, perfect for containers, hanging baskets and garden borders. 9 colours & over 50 plug plants £9.99 CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yucca

 

Yucca plants really will give your garden a tropical feel and will grow to a height of 50 to 200cm and require very little water. Yellow foliage with green edges. 1 plant in 3ltr pot £12.99 CLICK HERE

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Drought Tolerant Plants

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