I have just potted 2 blueberries and one shrub rose into clay pots, adding a layer of grit at the top of each to guard against vine weevil, they also look very good with the grit.
I Wanted to know is there a way of telling if they need water without letting them become stressed as it's going to be a hassle each time removing grit to feel the compost?
I have a cheap wilko moisture probe but not sure how reliable these are. Would saucers do, although the roots aren't yet at the very bottom of the pots so not sure how they'd take up water yet?
Thanks in advance...