Donate this If you have spare packets of flower and vegetable seeds, why not send them to another gardener? The Lemon Tree Trust’s Gardener to Gardener appeal is providing refugee gardeners with seeds, in the camps of Kurdistan. Visit lemontreetrust.org to find out how to donate.
Tap this Be creative about saving water in the garden. Grey water from the washing-up bowl, bath or washing machine is fine to use on ornamentals; just don’t leave it sitting around before use. Focus on the plants that need water the most: newly planted shrubs and trees, not established lawns.
Plant this Mexican giant hyssop (Agastache mexicana) is a drought-busting, pollinator-pulling perennial that flowers from mid- to late summer. Favourite cultivars are ‘Blue Boa’ with violet flowers, and the deep pink ‘Sangria’. Height and spread: 60cm x 60cm.