Are you all still watering?

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Are you all still watering?

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:11 pm

I have cut right back on my watering now, all because i think this will an advantage for drying soils ready for the winter BUT... with temps set to rise for the next few days i am wondering if i should start to water again? it may sound like a daft question but i don't want to water too much then end up having a harder job on my hands when it comes to drying the plants out.

I have been a bit caught out really as normally it would tend to just keep on cooling but with this mild spell its a bit confusing on whats to do for the best. What are all of you doing?
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Post by Nathan » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:13 pm

I am still watering & will carry on until it cools down...
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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by jezza » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:16 pm

The spinkler is on the front garden as i type this post. It dries out really quick and needs doing regulary until it's too cold. The back garden sits more in shade so doesn't need it at the moment.


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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by kata » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:17 pm

We get a lot of rain here,

I also tend to forget watering my Fortunei, it seems to like life that way.

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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by musa_monkey » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:36 pm

Yes, still watering, everything dry out here after a few days without rain.
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Post by Nick » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:43 pm

yep still watering my bamboo's as little rain gets to the big pots that they are planted in, and anything else that looks like it needs a drink :lol: also spread a load of old well rotted horse poo, so rather than it drying out in hard lumps I have washed it in and broken it down so the rain will wash it in better :lol: :lol:

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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:52 pm

I know what you mean Sanatic. Depends what plants are grown in. Some of my plants in pots are in heavy soil that stay moists for days if not a week or two. Whereas my colocasia dry out quickly.


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Post by The Codfather » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:30 am

I water the odd pot but the ground here is really damp......
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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by Mr List » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:53 am

yeah, containers still dry out no matter how much it rains and
under the Trachycarpus and t.rex canopy gets quite dry.


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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by karl66 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:09 am

Mr List wrote:yeah, containers still dry out no matter how much it rains and
under the Trachycarpus and t.rex canopy gets quite dry.
I had cut right back on watering, but will give the pots a wetting today & i'm also waiting for the temprature to rise a bit today as my bigger palms in the ground are due there fortnightly palmbooster. karl.


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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:29 am

Temperature wise September is a summer month just slightly cooler than June, although the sun is much lower. If you withhold water in dry spells, which can happen here at any time of the growing season, growth halts :roll: I water until the ground does not need watering, which either as the temps are cool enough for no evaporation, and plants stop using it, and/or no wind to desicate. Plants tend to have a large leaf area at this time of year, and can suck the ground dry in just a couple of days even when cool, if windy.

Even my planted out Brugs wilted like crazy earlier in the week. The last thing I want is for them to abort all the flowers.

Brug beside the greenhouse, while twilight watering last night.
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Post by kata » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:32 am

Stuff grows big on the Estaury Dave,

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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by Rabbie » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:48 am

No, its cold and wet here.


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Re: Are you all still watering?

Post by Darlo Mark » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:07 am

ground doesn't need watering here- but still checking pots and watering when required.

I bought a moisture meter from wilkinsons for a bout 2 quid- really good for people like me who can't seem to judge it very well!
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Post by Adrian » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:10 am

Dave Brown wrote:Temperature wise September is a summer month just slightly cooler than June, although the sun is much lower. If you withhold water in dry spells, which can happen here at any time of the growing season, growth halts :roll: I water until the ground does not need watering, which either as the temps are cool enough for no evaporation, and plants stop using it, and/or no wind to desicate. Plants tend to have a large leaf area at this time of year, and can suck the ground dry in just a couple of days even when cool, if windy.

Even my planted out Brugs wilted like crazy earlier in the week. The last thing I want is for them to abort all the flowers.

Brug beside the greenhouse, while twilight watering last night.
I have had potted Brugs stood in water this year Dave and they love it, it also lets you get away with a few days not getting the hose out.

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