This year's challenge is drought resistant gardening which is sure to become more difficult as the summer progress. We don't know what sort of summer we will be having this year, but it's unlikely to have enough rainfall and so we will need to plan ahead. The veg plot will present some serious challenges as all veg need water to grow and produce good crops. One way to make the best use of the water rescourse is to ensure water gets to the roots which is where the plant most needs it. If you are planting the veg plot during April and May use shredded paper as a mulch in bean and pea trenches; use old water bottles with the bottoms cut off to sink into the ground so that when watering the water can be funnelled down to the roots.