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

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 December 05, 07:46AM

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 December 05, 09:26AM

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 december 05, 09:28am by Sue.

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

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 December 05, 01:04PM

What are your plants, bawdaleb ?

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

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 December 06, 07:27PM

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

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by bawdaleb December 06, 07:28PM

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 December 06, 11:55PM

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 December 07, 01:22AM

Shouldn't it be fostering?

messageRe: Temporary Plant Adoption
Posted by Sue December 07, 01:56PM

ianr Wrote:
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> Shouldn't it be fostering?

big grin


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