Climate change has resulted in the U.K. experiencing extremes of weather patterns. One of these is extreme drought which makes it difficult for many plants to thrive. Therefore, if you live somewhere that doesn’t get much rain, or you’re growing plants in containers and unable to water them regularly, it’s ideal to look for those that have adapted to need less water in order to thrive. Here is a selection of drought tolerant plants for different situations in the garden:
Generally, silver leaved plants cope well by reflecting the sun, as do plants with hairy leaves as that enables the leaf to trap moisture.
Choose plants in smaller containers as they will have the opportunity to slowly adapt to their dry surroundings as they grow.
To help the plants establish, water them well when planted and then add a mulch around the base as this will help retain moisture.