I'm a gardening guru – here's how to revive your plants after the heatwave | The Sun

KEEPING houseplants alive is hard enough as it is, butafter the heatwave if your leafy friends are looking worse for wear, you're not alone.

Although some types of plat thrive in the heat, most of them will be in need of some extra love and attention.

Gardening expert David Domoney recently told This Morning that there's hope yet for your dying plants.

H explained: “Put [the plant] straight into a bucket of water, see the bubbles coming out, and you wait until all the bubbles have gone and then lift it out and that plant is properly hydrated.

“You leave that to stand, make sure it doesn't dry out and it should come back to normal again.”

According to the pro, this method is called dunking and can do wonders for dying plants.

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Of course, if your plant is already completely dead, there's no point trying to revive it.

If you're unsure whether your plant can be saved or not there's a handy trick to tell, just scrape away the darker brown colour on the leaves to see if there is any green underneath still.

Even though the worst of the heat might be over, it's still summer, meaning that you still need to continue protect your houseplants from the sun.

One way to do this is by misting the leaves on hot days to prevent them drying out and promote growth.

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And if any leaves are dead, snip them off so the plant can put all it's energy into growing new leaves rather than the ones that are as good as gone.

Continue watering your plant before the day gets too hot, or after it's cooled down in the evening if you're not a morning person.

The gardening whizz recommended "early in the morning or around seven o’clock in the evening."

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