Are you watering your plants … or just giving them a wash??
With the hot, dry weather set to continue make sure you’re giving the plants in your garden the amount of water they need.
Roses on watering cans and sprinkle settings on hoses are great for watering delicate young plants and large numbers of small plants, but in this weather plain spouts are what’s needed.
A light sprinkling will likely evaporate away before it ever reaches the roots, and when watering pots there is also the danger that much of your water will run off the leaves and away from the pot!
At this time of year watering in the early evening gives the water the chance to really soak in. If you have a big problem with slugs & snails it can be better to water early in the morning, so you are not giving them helpfully moist conditions to travel around in during their nocturnal activities!
If you are not sure you are giving your plants the right amount of water poke a finger into the soil before watering to test how damp the soil has stayed since the last time, and then give more or less accordingly.