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14 messages
24/11/2011 at 15:28
Thanks for gardeners world most helpfull and imformative,
such a lot of helpfull imfomation and lots of good tips thank you. i live in tenerife and at the moment it is extreamly hot 8-30 am 98f rest of the day up to 112f plus a sorroco very strong hot wind, it plays havoc with plants trees ect is it ok douce the foliage ect as well as getting to the roots? thank you redreg97.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
very useful
24/11/2011 at 15:29
very useful,informative and easy peasy to understand for beginners like me!!!thankyou
24/11/2011 at 15:29
No. 3, Genius, never seen this before, I wonder if there is a product designed for the job?

No. 7, Water-retaining granules.
I can highly recommend RainGel products from I have used them for years and they massively reduce the amount of watering need in baskets and pots. Good for you and the environment.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
REALLY GOOD TIPS.............i diddn't think you could re-use your water for so much different things =)
24/05/2012 at 19:33
How harmful is the fluoride and/or chlorine in tap water?
02/07/2013 at 15:13
hi is there a of knowing how much to water i'm very new to this as in 3 weeks old i have made a rockery and bought from local garden stores and centers plants that love the sun bit of water now and then, i also bought some that flower in baskets, someone said stick your finger in and see how moist it is.

ta digger
01/08/2013 at 16:02
You can buy a nozzle to fit onto an empty lemonade bottle, just screws on, which you then poke in the ground. I've cut a hole in the bottom to both fill and allow the water out.
04/08/2013 at 16:10

Mr Raspberry, very good idea but you don't need to buy nozzles.  Just put the screw top back on and make a TINY hole in the bottle near the top.  I use two bottles (with their bottoms cut out as you say) for each vulnerable shrub.

08/08/2014 at 15:04

what fantastic ideas so helpful.

thanks Linda.


10/08/2014 at 19:35
Easy way to ensure plants get water is to cut the top off a plastic bottle and place this in container/hanging basket. Much cheaper than using flower pots. Plus you are recycling plastic.
11/08/2014 at 09:16
I have a soak-away hose around my garden and it is attached to a timer so it can be used during a hosepipe ban. Tomatoes should be planted in a bottomless pot , which encourages the water seeking roots to grow downwards. Fit a rain-saver to all gutter down pipes to collect rainwater.
11/08/2014 at 09:20

I am fortunate in that the down pipe in my front garden serves to houses and I have arranged to put all this water into my garden 

29/05/2015 at 14:28

I have 2 tomato plants in greenhouse in pots using a watering system ,I wondered if I have them placed too close together as the leaves at the bottom of plants seem to be getting reddish markings on them also do I need to feed them even though they only have flowers on yet, none of the  flowers have set yet.I have heating on in my greenhouse.The plants are touching each other.

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