‘Worst mistake’ gardeners can make during a heatwave

Gardening experts have shared their top miscues to avoid when gardening in hot weather.

Temperatures are set to rocket up past 30 degrees this week, meaning much attention will be turning to gardens. However, while they might love a spot of sunshine, gardening in hot weather should be undertaken carefully. The wrong move could make the difference between preserving and protecting gardens and destroying them. While there will be those that immediately think of bathing in a paddling pool and BBQs the vast majority of gardeners will be concerned for their plants. Hot weather gardening mistakes can trip many gardeners up, throwing up questions such as when should you water plants in hot weather and is it safe to do any planting?

So here are a few expert top tips on the mistakes to avoid, and what to do instead to keep outdoor spaces looking exceptional despite the heat.

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