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Hi fellow gardeners , any tips on keeping water fresh the butt is in a shady area I have bought hozelock treatment has anybody got any thrifty tips I also use the water for my orchids and indoor plants my neighbour said to put 5ml of jeyes but I am not sure I always have jeyes fluid handy for drains . Help as I wouldn't like to kill my plants 


If you keep your water butts well-covered at all times the water will remain clear and clean from one year to the next.  No need for treatment of any kind.

I'd have thought a couple of pieces of charcoal in the water butt would help if you were having any problems. it works with closed pots (no drain holes)


Curriscottage, that is a brilliant idea

Thanx I will try the charcoal if I have any problems 

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