Taking care of a neighbour’s plants and not all is well...
aatika.ayoub Posts: 6
Hello, friends! So my neighbours are off to travel for a while, and so, have left their (many) plants in our care. The instructions they left were to water them every day. However, many online sources and fellow family members said this would lead to root rot. So what I’ve been trying to do is keep the plant soil moist. Also, I fear we maybe exposing them to far too much light and/or heat (we live in the Arabian Gulf), which begs the question, where in the house were they stationing these plants anyway? There is a particular plant I’m having trouble with since I can’t seem to identify it, and so, can’t seek help regarding it. The soil is rick hard at the moment and it’s leaves look poorly. Any help would be much appreciated !!! *sighs*....
Josusas soaking method is a good way to rehydrate rock hard soil.
I do feel sorry for you, it sounds like you're struggling with very difficult conditions to keep your neighbours plants healthy. Try not to worry too much, and good luck 😊
You are doing your best and that is all you can do.
If your neighbours choose to go away and leave them in the heat of summer then they can’t expect to come home and find a garden of Eden.
Maybe send them an email with a photo and a note of your problems. At least that way they won’t get a surprise when they get home again.
Next time anyone asks you to “just do a bit of watering” you will be ready to find an excuse to avoid the responsibility.
Best of luck.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
I'm sure they thought I'd killed it.
Don’t worry, it’s only a plant, not a beloved pet - but sometimes these things just happen anyway. B3 I was clipping a friend’s dog for her and the wee thing just expired on the grooming table. We think it’s heart just gave out. I think I was more upset than her, she was comforting me. Horrible!