W6 Garden Centre offers advice on watering garden, pot and houseplants
Plants get just as thirsty as us in this heat, so here are a few tips on keeping your garden, pot and houseplants well hydrated:
• A long, deep watering every two or three days is far more beneficial than a light, daily water. In hot weather be generous.
• Early morning or late evening is the best time to water, as less will evaporate. Avoid watering when the sun is shining on the garden - droplets on leaves can magnify the sun's rays and scorch them.
• Water at the base of the plant to avoid getting leaves wet.
• Remember that watering washes away naturally-occurring nutrients in the soil, so the more you water, the more you need to fertilise. This is especially true of plants in pots.
W6 Garden Centre and Cafe is 17 Ravenscourt Avenue, south of Ravenscourt Park. For more information call 020 8563 7112 or email email@example.com.
July 7, 2017