Watering Containers in the Woodsrain barrels
Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:27 AM
BTW Janet - the garden steps look great! Bluebells and bloodroot are flowering and the foamflowers are starting to grow and spread!
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:00 PM
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- Janet & Steven, Forum Administration -The trouble is you need something with a large collection surface (like a roof) to funnel water into the barrel. Without it, if you get an inch of rain, your barrel will have an inch of water in the bottom, which is not very helpful.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:28 PM
Consider either a soaker hose buried around the new plantings or attach a water wand to a hose end and set at a trickle under each plant for the time it takes to soak the ground about an inch down - Beats dragging hoses and pails of water long distance...
There are deco hose holders for the last hose that would be moved to water with a wand...
My rose bed has the same water distance issue and both ways mentioned above have worked for the roses.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:04 AM
Cricket - thanks for the idea! I knew someone out here would have solved this problem!
Glad my suggestion gave you some positive direction...
Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
So right about water this spring. And such a puzzle, that people who are so absolutely accepting of the premature growth ("Really? This isn't usually like this May 1?") are not making the connection that water and other care needs to move up in time, too. Every client I've told "The garden's dry, turn the water on" has responded along this line, "Seriously? I never suspected!" even though you can see from 20 paces that even toughies like peonies are wilty.
Anne, I want to use your quote in an article sometime. It's a perfect capture of gardening's essence:
I just spent three hours watering ...with two five gallon pails (now I must admit that almost two of those three hours was spent being distracted by other plants and interesting stuff in the woods...)
If that's okay, should I attribute it to Anne, your initials, your full name, to anonymous... (You can reply to me by personal message or email as necessary, if you'd rather not have the full name or initials here.)
Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:40 AM
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