Plants that need a “small amount of water” to grow in your garden – including lavender

With hot summers soon to be the norm in parts of the UK, gardeners may be looking for plants that can withstand the hot weather. Property experts from Stokemont Surveyors recommended lavender, a popular plant that can be ‘left to its own devices’.

The experts explained, “A super simple flower to jump-start your water-saving garden is lavender, a flowering plant in the Lavandula family.

“The gorgeous light purple and white coloring makes for a stunning display, and its need for only a little water a day means it can be left to its own devices.

“Keep in mind that lavender needs lots of sun to really thrive, so be careful where you plant the seeds.”

In a similar purple color is California lilac.

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“However, at the tips of the branches bloom vibrant pink flowers on pastel green leaves – a truly wonderful visual display.

“This plant grows best in dry soil and will fail to flower if overwatered, so be careful not to over-hydrate the soil.”

Bradley MacKenzie of Stokemont Surveyors said: “Flower growing can be tricky, especially in summers like this with such prolonged heat.

“Traditional flowers wilt and die if they are not at ideal temperatures, and caring for them so intensely can be stressful.

“These flowers are perfect for a beautiful, low-maintenance garden, giving you time to relax and enjoy nature.

“Plus, with watering bans across much of the UK, there’s really never been a better time to invest in flowers that don’t take too much water. You’ll love the results.

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