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How to keep Containers Well-Drained

If your containers get too wet during the winter months the roots of your plant may suffocate and rot. Fortunately there are a number of things you can do to prevent this form happening.

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Pot-feet, Stone

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The most obvious sign that there is a problem with drainage is water collecting at the surface of the compost.

Step 1 of How to keep Containers Well-Drained

The first thing to do is to lay the pot on its side to drain as much of the excess water as possible.

Step 2 of How to keep Containers Well-Drained

To prevent it happening again you can use 'pot feet' to raise your container to improve airflow and drainage.

Step 3 of How to keep Containers Well-Drained

Elevate the container at an angle by placing a stone (or similar) under one side of the base to aid drainage.

Step 4 of How to keep Containers Well-Drained

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