Late summer garden tips and tour – the garden is fried, and what to do about it

After a record-breaking heat wave and one of the longest droughts in the UK’s history, many gardens are struggling. Plants have died – or seem to have died. But some have pulled through and I’ve got some good coping strategies and tips for you.
00:00 Welcome
01:10 Temperatures in the heatwave topped 40C/104F
01:33 Plants in shade suffer less from heat and drought – love your shady borders!
01:38 Size, dimensions and layout of the Middlesized Garden
01:52 The north-facing shady border
02:26 The south-facing sunny border – all the plants have suffered
02:55 The plants that have done well in the heat and drought
03:25 Video: 5 resilient flowers that will thrive in difficult summers:
03:54 Should you water newly planted shrubs and perennials in their first summer or does this make them too water dependent?
04:15 How to create a beautiful perennial border (video) with Tom Brown:
04:34 Video: How to create a dry garden (gravel garden) with the Beth Chatto gardens:
05:02 Fertilise roses in spring to help them withstand heat and drought, but don’t fertilise plants in a drought or heatwave
05:28 Vitax Organic Rose Food (affiliate link):
05:37 Verbena bonariensis – another resilient plant
06:08 Dying persicaria
06:14 Video – what to do about dying plants with Borde Hill Gardens:
06:25 My persicaria after 3 weeks watering, but not cut back
06:40 How to deal with frost damaged shrubs with Doddington Place Gardens:
07:04 The Horti-Culturalists YouTube channel:
07:37 Video: How to Group Pots with Dan Cooper Garden:
09:04 Water-saving tips tried out

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