This is something that every gardener seems to crave, and a south-facing garden is considered a big asset. However, if you have a sun trap, then your soil will dry out very easily, especially during summer. While this is the perfect opportunity to create a Mediterranean paradise, or a gravel garden full of drought-tolerant plants, other plants will find the conditions very tough.
These shrubs will grow in so many situations, but they especially enjoy a sunny site. Different varieties offer flowers in a range of colours, from white to pink to deep purple. They flower throughout the summer and are a magnet for butterflies. There are dwarf varieties too, if you’re short on space.
These are perfect for a sunny spot, adding vertical drama from June to September. Also known as kniphofias, they come in a wide choice of colours, from fiery orange to lemon yellow, and even pale green.
These evergreen perennials love sunny, well-drained conditions. I use them not only for their hooded flowers, but for the seedheads that provide structure throughout winter.
Buddleias Phlomis Red-hot pokers