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Oh dear.... I can see flexible schedules needed for those up and coming planting jobs :(

"Water companies have warned that parts of UK could see drought this summer after the driest winter in more than 20 years.

Lack of rain over the autumn, winter and early spring has left some rivers and reservoirs,particularly in the south and west, with dwindling levels.

With weather experts warning that there is little sign of rain to come, many farmers and gardeners are desperately watering their crops as the ground dries out.

Until now water companies have played down talk of hosepipe bans, but as the dry weather continues the public has now been warned that restrictions could be on the way in some areas unless reservoir levels are replenished by prolonged rainfall..."

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  • I think April 2012 was like this and we all what happened that summer!

  • there is supposed to be a network of pipes from reservoir to reservoir so they can move water round the country if required but I do know of one such pipe that is leaking thousands of gallons a day and when they finally admitted it was there pipe that was leaking they could not do anything about it as it could be 5 miles further up the pipe     

  • We've had no rain here in the South East for over a month and the grass is slowing down dramatically all ready.

    • Definitely agree with that - went to do the first mow of the year on one of my estate jobs this week, and it was hardly worth it!

  • PRO
    I'm in South East too. April has been a pain for getting seeding jobs to work well as customers are not watering enough to get good seed germination. Hoping for some rain next week to ease this!
    • PRO
      Even saw you in Cobham on Thursday....? And definitely no rain there .....:)
    • Only problem is the massive temp drop next week to go with the rain or as is forecast for my area SNOW!
      Still lots of dead bedding plants so the nurseries with get a turn
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