'The sunny spell of weather continued unabated, and the first rapturous welcome to the heat began to turn to disenchantment. The flaunting poppies dropped their silky petals... Brown patches appeared on lawns and cracks grew wider on well-trodden earth.
Stern notices appeared in the local press about the use of hoses and sprinklers in the gardens...'
The school at Thrush Green
~ Miss Read
Sounds so familiar! Water is so precious.