Plant for a peachy summer

Deciduous trees are a good water-wise choice for summer rainfall gardens because they don’t need much water during the dry winter. It is easy to grow a peach, apricot, pear or plum tree, just make sure you choose self-pollinating plants or plant the required pollinator as well.

Plant deciduous fruit trees in a sunny spot against a north-west-facing wall, the warmest summer microclimate in your garden. They will lose their leaves in winter, thereby continuing to warm up your home with sun from the north-west. In summer their foliage will keep your home gloriously cool.

GOLD GRADE: Grow apricots this summer.