The clouds are still coming.
Dear friends, after having read your comments on my 'Drought' post, I have to thank you for suggestions and concern. I am happily announcing that the rain started at 4 o'clock this morning; I almost could not believe it! We had a very good shower that lasted fifteen minutes. Then, another one came, and another one... Thanks God.
Removing my lawn and replacing it with a gravel as you suggested, is a wonderful idea but, it functions in small gardens and surfaces. My lawn is too big. Anyway, this drought is really something extreme this year. Usually, it is not so. Momentarily, the sun appeared but, new clouds are coming. Tomorrow should be changeable and new rain is announced for Friday. How good.
Unfortunately, some parts of Croatia suffered the storm with hail and strong wind that pulled down the trees and took off the house roofs. All the crop is ruined and the material damage is big too.
Nerium oleander, tolerates dry conditions and blooms well.
Personally, besides the rain, the best thing that happens is temperature drop. I hardly stand the heat and love cooler weather conditions. My town was for weeks at the top of the list of the warmest towns in Croatia, many times taking the first position. From 38 - 40°C (104 F!) to today's pleasantly 25°C (77 F) - what a relief ! It surely does good to plants too.
PS. Pop up to this page and, please, sign the petition. Maybe we can do something this way.