Summer is the time to cut corners. Check out our great hacks to have your plants looking fantastic fast…and let you enjoy the sunshine!
Feeding – use half strength liquid feed in your watering can twice as often. Seasol is great. If you’re growing fruit and veg, try the hose-on Organix Harvest.
Deadheading – remove spent ﬂowers as they finish blooming to encourage new ﬂushes. Trimming – use hedging shears to remove any sunburn or damaged growth and lightly prune hedges to encourage bushy growth.
Plants should be re-potted when they’re actively growing, so they quickly grow into their new position.
Step 1. Tell-tale signs include drooping leaves, yellowing leaves, and circling roots.
Step 2. Make sure you plant is well watered before repotting, to minimise the risk of transplant shock.
Step 3.Carefully support the plant with one hand and turn it upside down. Loosen the pot by tapping it or giving it a tug. Once the plant has come free remove any spiraling and matted roots that might have developed at the base. Use a clean, sharp pair of secateurs for this.
Step 4. Replant into its new pot using Premium Standard potting mix, which has the 5 red ticks. Make sure the soil level is the same in the new pot as it was in the old i.e. You haven’t buried the plant deeper or exposed its roots.
Step 5.Water in your plant well, drain, and then water in some Seasol to help it settle into its new digs. Keep the plant out of direct sun a few days till its settled.