Our soil is very, very dry and sandy and a lot of our plants need constant watering because water just drains away so quick and it's almost like you have never watered, once the sun comes out, especially at the minute with it being so hot and most of our LARGE (Well it's split into 3 bits, two are quite small, but one is quite big!) garden, which is in the sun for most of the day. So a lot of plants are struggling. Also, many plants, especially roses, are quite sickly looking and we think that's down to the poor nutrient content of this sandy/chalky soil. We do add seaweed fertiliser regularly during spring and summer and we also, for the first time since moving here a year and a half ago, added some well rotted horse manure to the whole garden, back in the early spring. But I know that takes a few years to improve the soil. So, is there anything else we can do to improve this poor soil and have healthier plants?? The only things that are really doing well are our Snowball bush (Except for aphids and tiny caterpillars eating the leaves!), rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, curry bush, clematis, Mock Orange and Budleiha and a couple of other virburnham trees and plants that I can't remember the name of. But, basically plants that do well in poor soil and drought are doing well, whereas a lot of others aren't! We don't have a lot of money either, so can't do anything too expensive. I'm already dreading the water bill!!