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Lawns: autumn care / RHS Gardening


A well-aerated lawn will manage better in periods of drought or waterlogging...drought...drought
Trees and shrubs: improving health of declining specimens / RHS Gardening


Though well-established trees and shrubs can generally cope with a degree of drought stress, extremely dry conditions can result in significant leaf loss or premature leaf fall...Drought stress may contribute to or speed up decline, if the tree or shrub is suffering other problems already...However, avoid overfeeding that encourages soft, lush growth that is more prone to drought damage
Trees for climate change / RHS Gardening


Drought impact: Drought crack is likely to increase in England and to cause defects in timber
Yarrow in lawns / RHS Gardening


It will vigorously regrow from creeping underground stems and seed, outcompeting lawn grass to produce large drought-resistant patches...When grass is weakened by long periods of drought and lack of plant nutrients, yarrow thrives and can quickly establish in a lawn...Note: Avoid feeding a lawn when it is drought-stressed
Graham Rice's new plants blog: Colourful, new agastaches / RHS Gardening


Four colourful new drought-tolerant agastache hybrids are now available...More recently the focus has turned to the shorter, more drought-tolerant types derived from species native to California and Mexico, with large flowers often in fiery shades...Both groups give us colourful spikes of flowers and aromatic foliage, but it is in this second group that most of the development is now taking place: extending the range of colours and increasing the hardiness and drought tolerance being the main targets...
Leaf damage on woody plants / RHS Gardening


Curled leaves can be due to drought, cold damage, excess sunlight, sap-sucking insects or caterpillars that bind leaves...Other causes are overwatering, waterlogging , drought stress and leaf disease...Control: Remedy over-watering, waterlogging, drought stress and control leaf diseases
Coarse grasses in lawns / RHS Gardening


Coarser leaf blades may have poor drought tolerance or a tendency to flower at a low height...Some types of creeping grasses tend to become more apparent in periods of drought, particularly on light, quick-drying soils...Coarse grasses can become invasive, especially where the lawn suffers from compaction, drought, or excessive mowing
How to grow phormium / RHS Gardening


Though drought tolerant when established, phormiums prefer evenly moist soils...Established plants usually cope well with drought, but some watering can be beneficial during very hot and dry weather if the plants are not growing well...Container-grown phormiums are more vulnerable to drought damage
Getting started with allotments | help & advice for planning / RHS Gardening


hosepipes and sprinklers are usually prohibited early in a drought but few allotment sites allow these...Choose root crops that are far less susceptible to drought...Squash, pumpkin and sweet corn are very resilient, and there are drought-resistant potato cultivars
Lawns in Mediterranean regions / RHS Gardening


It has heat and drought tolerance, but very poor cold tolerance...It is not as drought-tolerant as Bermuda grass or Zoysia...Zoysia japonica is tolerant of drought, coastal conditions and extremes of hot and cold, and is also shade-tolerant

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