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Us Brits love to talk about the weather. 'It's always raining', 'where's the sun?', and most recently 'It's far too hot'. Rest assured we will soon be discussing rainfall again.
In the UK we're not always equipped to live comfortably in these 30+ temperatures. But we have been here before and there are some tried and tested ways to keep cool, stay hydrated and to protect your plants on the hot summer days.
Drinking enough water every day is crucial for our health and wellbeing. A healthy body simply cannot function properly or survive without adequate hydration, and that becomes even more important in our older years. When people lose too much fluid through sweating, the blood thickens, increasing the risk of clots and forcing the heart to work harder. Heavy sweating also alters the balance of sodium and potassium in body fluids. This can affect nerve and muscle cells, placing further strain on the heart. It is important to drink regularly throughout the day, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, which can cause you to urinate more frequently. Do not rely on thirst, which can be an unreliable indicator of hydration status.
Even the most loved, well-maintained garden can take a beating in the hot weather. Our gardeners have pulled together their top tips to keep your plants, flowers and lawn hydrated during these scorching temperatures.
By creating an eco-friendly garden you can encourage biodiversity, reduce emissions, and save water.