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cmacca59cmacca59 Posts: 4


We've just bought a caravan and my other half wants to put a few plants in containers outside. As we won't be using the van all the time, are there any plants that go in containers that won't need watering much, I e, a couple of weeks at a time especially during the summer months



  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
    Mediterranean-type plants would be the best bet I'd have thought, once established anyway.

    Rosemary, thyme, English lavender...
  • cmacca59cmacca59 Posts: 4
    Thanks for the replies. The van is in North Wales, though south facing, so by the law of averages the plants will get some rain on them when we're not there. If I tried Pelargoniums would I be harming them if I gave them and the pot a good soaking before I left?
  • cmacca59cmacca59 Posts: 4
    Thanks Philippa
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    I assume you won't be using the caravan until restrictions are lifted so by then we will probably past the frost risk. 
    At the moment getting plants and compost itsnt the easiest.
    You could add water retaining granules to the compost.
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,278
    Pelargoniums survive all year round here in coastal North Wales. If you plant in a decent size pot, there is quite a good chance they will survive a lot of neglect. In our previous property (which was rented and the pelargoniums where there when we moved in) in Bangor, we had some in glazed terracotta pots and they survived both winter weather and summer vacations.
  • cmacca59cmacca59 Posts: 4
    Thanks all of you who took the time and effort to reply
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