Water is, of course, the most important requirement for ensuring your cut flower patch thrives. However as we all know watering can be hard work especially during the summer months when we have long, hot dry spells . Therefore I wanted to share with you our top tips for watering your cut flower patch to help you water as efficiently as possible while giving your flowers the hydration they need.
It's best to water early in the morning or evening, when the soil is cool and water is more likely to seep down to the roots before it evaporates. Watering plants in the morning will ensure that they have enough moisture beneath the soil to cope with the heat of a hot summer day.
Where gardening is concerned I'm a great believer in 'little and often'. However when it comes to watering your cut flower patch it's better to give your plants a good soak occasionally rather than a sprinkling of water everyday. This is because you want the water to soak deeply into the soil to help deeper root systems to form, so they can cope during dry spells.
Soil in containers and pots dries out more quickly than soil in a garden bed or cut flower patch. The smaller the container, the more frequently you need to water . Ideally water potted plants in the morning.
Directing water at the base of your plants delivers the hydration right where it’s needed: the roots, it's the most effective and efficient use of water.
Try and avoid soaking the plant’s leaves, as it can increase the risk of a fungal disease,
One of the best garden investments I ever made - a water wand that attaches to our hose pipe. It extends the reach of your arm, allowing you to direct water at soil level without having to stretch . It's better for your back and you’ll conserve water too.