Using natural rainwater to water your plants is a good option as tap water can cause damage to some varieties of plants and flowers. Plus – its FREE and let's face it, we get plenty of it.
Why not install a water butt - these are extremely useful for harvesting rainwater - collect using buckets or anything that you can lay your hands on. Summer is coming and you will need it!
Baskets and containers are notoriously thirsty, but careful watering will save water and allow plants to flourish.
Scientist Tijana Blanusa and a team at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, with funding from the RHS, set up experiments using petunias and busy lizzies to monitor amounts of water take-up by the plants.
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