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messageTemporary Plant Adoption
Posted by bawdaleb 05 December, 2018 07:37

Bit of a weird one, but could anyone pleeeease temporarily adopt my potted plants over the holidays?
I'm overseas for 4 weeks and I don't want to leave my 4 plants in the hands of my flatmate who let them die last time!

I've looked at watering systems but having 4 might get a bit costly!

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by rendelharris 05 December, 2018 07:46

Google "DIY plant watering systems", loads of weird, wonderful and effective (and flatmate-proof) cheap/free ideas out there.

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Sue 05 December, 2018 09:26

Depending on what they are, I doubt I they will die in four weeks at this time of year!

ETA: More plants die from overwatering than underwatering!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2018:12:05:09:28:40 by Sue.

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by IlonaM 05 December, 2018 10:03

I use watering globes when I go away (similar to: [www.gardenista.com]).

I was able to buy six colourful ones on Querkity for a decent price sometime ago and they work a treat. You can also find them on Amazon and Ebay.

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Sue 05 December, 2018 13:04

What are your plants, bawdaleb ?

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Asset 06 December, 2018 08:33

I agree with Sue, unless they are particularly plants that require vast amounts of water (not many) they should be quite happy if kept in a cool place and given a good soak before you go.

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by bawdaleb 06 December, 2018 19:27

Thank you! They look easy enough to set up. Might be the way to go!

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by bawdaleb 06 December, 2018 19:28

Thank you all for the advice. I have a peace lily, spider plant, aloe, and a snake plant. Hopefully they will survive! The peace lily usually comes back to life with a bit of water smiling smiley

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Sue 06 December, 2018 23:55

Peace lilies are practically indestructible big grin

So are spider plants and aloes.

Don't know about the other one, but there's no way the first three won't survive neglect for a month at this time of year!

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by ianr 07 December, 2018 01:22

Shouldn't it be fostering?

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Sue 07 December, 2018 13:56

ianr Wrote:
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> Shouldn't it be fostering?

big grin


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