This week’s heat wave may come as a shock to British gardeners preparing for the harvest. In hot weather, some plants need watering not just once but twice a day. Containers need to be watered more than once.
But by the end of September, and by the end of the summer holidays, many Britons may be too busy to water their plants.
If you often forget to water your plants, then you may want to consider planting a variety of plants that are suitable for your busy lifestyle.
Planting drought-tolerant plants will keep you in good shape for next year and will add a touch of color to your outdoor space.
Chris Bonnet, managing director of Garden Express, explained which plants are best for “dry conditions.”
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“Silver-leafed plants – Lavender is a good example.
They can withstand even more extreme conditions.
He added: “If you want to have a garden that you don’t want to water, focus on plants and leaves that look like Mediterranean.
So what are the best drought tolerant plants?
Drought-tolerant and fragrant with beautiful purple flowers, this plant is extremely versatile.
Mammals have silver-green leaves, which means they can grow in almost any type of soil.
The plant is also known for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollen.
Verbena has floating purple flowers and short stems.
Good for sunny and dry borders and flowers from June to September.
Now you can plant verbena and see bees, birds, butterflies and other pollen flocking to it.
See Garden Express for more information.