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Holiday Watering

Going on holiday means that you will not be able to water your plants. This might not be an issue for plants in borders but can prove a real problem for plants in containers.

You will need:

Tray, Plastic Bag, Watering Can, Spade

Best time to do it:


Difficulty: 1 / 5

Stand large pots in watertight bin liners and water them well.

Tie the bag loosely to reduce evaporation.

Plunge pots in the borders. This allows plants to draw up water from the surrounding soil as well as keeping the roots shaded and cool.

Place houseplants in a shallow tray with a small amount of water in the base. Grouping plants together traps hudmidity underneath the leaves reducing water stress.

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More projects for October...

Container Drainage
Difficulty: 1 / 5
You'll need: Pot-feet, Stone

Greenhouse Care
Difficulty: 3 / 5
You'll need: Brush, Detergent, Bubble-wrap, Plastic Clips

Protecting bulbs in the garden
Difficulty: 2 / 5
You'll need: Aquatic pot, spade or trowel, soap, grater

Cleaning your pots
Difficulty: 1 / 5
You'll need: Large container, Disinfectant/Sterilant, Waterproof gloves

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