Watering Patio Containers

Patio containers can give your garden an instant boost and with a bit of care can last all summer. However, plants in containers need attention and summer is the most critical period as plants can soon run short of water and nutrients. Check the compost moisture levels daily from April to September (twice daily in hot weather) Water thoroughly, filling the container to the rim and allowing it to drain, then filling it a second time to ensure that the whole of the compost is adequately moistened.  If water is not draining out freely, check the drainage holes for blockage and assess compost structure.

Deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers to grow ensuring a dazzling display all summer long.