Posted: 03/06/2012 at 07:30
Perhaps us gardeners are all pretty mad! We only water the veggies and the pots and hanging baskets (I don't dare ask how many of them you have!). Plants in the garden have to survive drought once they have been watered enough just to settle them in when newly planted. If they die, they are not the right plant for my garden.
One thing to bear in mind when planting trees in pots is the wind. I have just had to give away a five-year old loquat tree. Even though it was in a large pot and kept watered to keep it heavy, the wind kept blowing it over, as it grew very top heavy. I have given it to a friend with a very sheltered space for it.