Does anyone else here mourn the passing of peat like I do? A lot of substitutes have been touted but none as far as I am concerned cuts the mustard. I have to deal with a dry sandy soil and this summer it will be a toil to keep it watered. What do other UK gardeners do? Recently I have been experimenting with a totally artificial substance called Hydrogel with some success, but it contains no nutrients, so I have to apply a lot of fertilizer, which in itself worries me.