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Beat the heat and create your dream garden with our top five sun loving plants!

The summer sunshine maybe great for us but not for our gardens! Drought-proof your garden with a selection of sun loving plants that will positively thrive in sunny conditions, carefully picked out by the expert team here at Tong!


Sedums are extremely versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow perennials needing very little, if any, care. Nearly impervious to heat, drought, and disease they can look fantastic in a border or a rockery.


Every garden should contain at least one Buddleja! A magnet for bees and butterflies, Buddlejas should be planted in a warm, sunny position and in free-draining soil. Once established these gorgeous and fragrant shrubs are a must in your garden!


Flamboyant and fancy, Dahlias love the heat! Perfect for pots and containers, these beautiful show flowers only need a good water once a week and will flower all summer long!


Ideal for a sunny spot in your garden, Heleniums will soak up the sun and add an abundance of colour to your beds, borders and containers. Better known as ‘Sneezeweed,’ it’s shuttlecock shaped blooms need a good water once a week making them a perfect addition to your garden during the summer months!


Roses crave sunshine! Roses are extremely versatile and hardy plants that can be planted in a variety of positions but for your roses to really flourish, a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight is a must. Give your roses a good soaking once a week and watch them become a show-stopper in your garden!

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