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Watering solution for disabled people+

I have Multiple Sclerosis, with limited mobility issues. This means I can't bend down to water plants or carry a watering can. I have two small beds at the front of my home that I am going to get a friend to plant up.

He's done a great job of preparing the beds, and has dug in chicken manure pellets. But when it's planted, I won't be able to water it.

I have thought about asking him to dig in water retaining granules before he plants it, so that it does not need to be watered very often.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this please, good or bad? Or, if it's a bad idea, what alternatives are there? Thanks for your thoughts.


  • You can get drip feeders or set up a hose pipe  to snake through the bed with holes in to water evenly. I personally wouldn't use the granules as they are expensive in large quantities and can't be good for crawlies though I may be wrong.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Yes AL. A seep hose or similar and plenty of decent mulch to keep the moisture in. Is there access to an outside tap npad?

  • If you don't have an outside tap you can now get extensions for kitchen sink taps to hose pipe, though a bit of a faff to plug it in all the time. I definitely would say mulch, and maybe have a neighbour on hand if it Goes a long time without rain, even pots with moisture beads in need to be watered every now and then. Good luck, and let us know how you get on. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,739

    Choose the right plants and it shouldn't need much watering after the first few weeks - have a look here 

    Good luck image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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