28 May '12, 9am

Small Gardens have Water Saving Ideas Galore at Chelsea Flower Show

Small Gardens have Water Saving Ideas Galore at Chelsea Flower Show

Three of the national water companies have sponsored a Climate Calm Garden whose aim is to reflect the "cracks in the earth produced by prolonged dry weather". It has a hanging rainwater collector with a lime green watering can as part of it: very clever. There is a sluice which opens to let the water into a network of irrigation channels down the middle of the garden. The planting is based on steppe planting in Eastern European plains; it is tough enough to tolerate temperatures which may become more typical in the UK. It includes lots of herbs, geraniums, salvia and santolina.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/chelsea-flower-show...

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