Please can anyone give me some ideas on what to add to my garden soil so that it will retain water? Even when I water it, which is twice a day now it is as dry as snuff, and the plants in the border are wilting. In the spring I dug in loads of compost to enrich it, but it is very dark and dusty and the water seems to stay on top before running off. With the water prices rising i'm beginning to wonder if it's worth all the expense.
- 25 Jun, 2010