The drought has been declared over in 19 counties – but hose bans will remain in force. Recent record-breaking rainfall led the Environment Agency to re-analyse water levels, as dozens…

Gardeners are panic buying water butts as the drought tightens its grip on the UK. Haskins, the four-strong garden centre chain with two of its outlets in hosepipe ban areas, reported…

Gardeners in the south are on track for the worst water shortages since the summer of 1976 – while those in the north face the risk of flooding. The north-south…

Gardeners in central, eastern and southern Britain have been warned to brace themselves for hosepipe bans. The damp Christmas failed to provide sufficient rainfall to replenish depleted reservoirs. Environment Agency…

After a bitter winter of snow and ice, gardeners are being warned to prepare for drought and possible hosepipe bans. The UK had 38 per cent less rain than normal…