12 drought tolerant plants that will also be happy if it rains!

Even if your summers are getting hotter and drier, you can still get the occasional wet summer. So if you’re thinking about filling gaps in your garden with more drought tolerant plants, you also want them to be happy if it rains too. Last summer the UK had twice the normal rainfall and this summer was a record-breaking drought. Jane Beedle’s garden that looked good in both summers, so here are the plants that survived both the dry and wet weather.
00:00 Welcome
00:54 Jane Beedle https://www.instagram.com/janebbakes/
01:27 The weather here – equates to a Zone 9 in winter, but usually with much milder summers
02:00 Should you water newly planted plants in their first summer?
02:17 How to plant plants
02:53 Larger, more mature shrubs will need watering
03:22 How to water trees
03:53 Start your planting design with your trees
04:02 Jane’s best drought-resistant trees
05:40 Jane’s top drought-resistant shrubs and perennials
09:41 Drought-resistant climber
10:52 Drought-resistant plants for pots
12:22 Other good drought-resistant plants
14:38 Dahlia ‘Stephen Ryan’
15:58 Fill your garden with plants – it helps stop the soil drying out (Jane’s theory!)

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