The manager of a leading Shropshire specialist plants centre has advised gardeners to ensure that they water their plants enough during the current hot weather after being inundated with SOS calls.
Tim Robinson, manager of Love Plants, based alongside caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure’s Shrewsbury headquarters, says he has lost count of the reports he and his team have had about plants showing sign of water deprivation.
Tim Robinson watering the roses at Love Plants.
“Following a particularly dry spring and now the hot summer weather, plants are having to contend with near drought conditions as the water table is so low,” he said. “So many people are losing plants simply because they are not watering them enough. Even mature plants with deep roots are showing signs of stress.
“People assume they are losing plants through disease when in fact it’s due to drought. I would estimate that half of all the plant problems we are dealing with are drought related and it’s not only the hot weather that can dehydrate plants. Wind is also a threat.”
He has produced a six-tip watering plan to help gardeners protect their plants.
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