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  • Make Every Drop Matter

    When it comes to looking after our beloved gardens, we believe every drop matters.

    You can make your garden more water efficient by choosing plants that thrive in dry weather.

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    Many plants are naturally adapted to growing in dry weather, including some of the UK's most popular and familiar species.

    Here are a few examples:


  • Common Sage

    Common sage Suitable for sunny spots in a container or well-drained ground. You should water sage lightly until it is established, while pinching the tips will encourage bushy growth.

    Geranium

    Geranium These popular plants produce clusters of beautiful flowers on attractive, fragrant foliage. Capable of blooming all summer long, they are excellent as container plants for window boxes and borders.

    Lavender

    Lavender All varieties love well-drained soil and can cope with hot summer conditions. Don't plant lavender too early in the year when it's cold and wet - May onwards is ideal.

    Lemon thyme

    Lemon thyme Tough and durable, this shrub is easy to grow in rocky or sandy soil and enjoys full sun. It is perfect for edging or border fronts and releases a wonderful citrus scent.

    Perovskia 'blue spire'

    Perovskia 'blue spire' A combination of power-blue flowers and silver foliage are a colourful addition to any garden. This Russian sage enjoys a sunny position in well-drained soil.

    Rosemary

    Rosemary This shrub thrives in sunny, sheltered locations and can cope with light watering. Clipping in late spring will make more shoots grow. Rosemary attracts bees and pollinators.

    Verbena

    Verbena These plants are easy to grow and are tolerant of both heat and lack of water. They are well suited to patio or decking containers, window boxes or mass bedding.
  • Find out more about how you can make your garden water efficient - see our Water saving in the garden - Make Every Drop Matter leaflet.

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