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Pipes for watering


I was to put an open ended pipe next to a couple of clematis this year - to provide water for their deep roots...think I saw this suggested on Gardeners World a few weeks ago...does anyone else do this?  Is it recommended of any other plants? 




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,696

    I use a soaker hose laid along the foot of a fence where I have several clematis and honeysuckles.  I give that area a good soaking once or twice a week during the summer - the improvement in flowering and health of the climbers has been noticeable. image

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Because I am rather forgetful I have taken to "planting" 2 litre plastic drinks bottles next to my most thirsty of plants (especially strawberries in the summer as they are in hanging baskets) with holes poked through at regular intervals. I then top them up as I remember. 

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