At the Orangery, Kenwood, another English Heritage property, you can listen to poetry and music tomorrow, as part of a celebration, The Glories of the Garden, which starts at 7.30pm. Tickets (pounds 7-14) from Ticketmaster on 0171-413 1443.
Water-storing polymers have proved their worth over the last couple of blazing, dry summers. You mix them with compost and they hang on to water better than the best-trained camel. Available from Greenacres Horticultural Supplies, PO Box 1228, Iver, Bucks (01895 835235), price pounds 4.20 for 12g or pounds 7 for 250g.Reuse content