We fully appreciate the background of two years of below average
rainfall, when considering all the rain we in the South East are
having at present.
The defecit however is so huge it will take weeks of this rain
to re-charge the aquifers and soil.
I suggest that as soon as the rain stops, the water
companies bring in another type of hose pipe ban, as by our
reckoning it took only 72 hours from the date of the hose
pipe ban for it to start raining and it hasn't stopped yet!
Please use this time to order leaky/porous pipe irrigation and
to find mulch, it is only April, there are many months ahead
when it could be both drier and hotter.