Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.Henry James
If your July has been as hot and dry as ours you will already have a watering regime, remembering to water the hanging baskets that often get missed, saturating the lawn intermittently and keeping borders and containers well watered.
Water shortages though may have you turning to the water butt catching water from the shed, greenhouse or downpipe. But if there is little or no rain your supply can quickly dry up. Depending on your house and garden situation it’s worth investigating grey water. That’s where you divert the water from the bath, kitchen sink and washing machine (not toilet or nappy water) to the garden.