I'm a gardening expert – the simple watering trick to ensure your plants thrive

THERE'S nothing more joyous than colourful, thriving plants in the summertime.

But are you spending far too much time and money filling up watering cans in a bid to keep them alive?

If the answer is yes, one gardening expert has the perfect super simple watering trick for you.

And perhaps the best news of all?

You've probably already got the two products in your cupboards.

Speaking to The Express, Joseph Clark notes the importance of watering container plants daily during the summer months and says this can be achieved using an old plastic bottle and a cotton bud.


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"Simply poke a hole in the bottom of the bottle the same size as the swab and another in the lid," he explains.

“Insert your swabs in both holes and fill with water."

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According to Joseph, the swab at the bottom will gradually begin to drip water onto the soil next to the chosen plant. 

“These droplets will saturate the soil over the course of the day  providing the required water,” he adds.

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The gardening expert goes on to explain that the reasoning behind the swab in the lid is to help release the suction to allow for a better water flow.

Among Joseph's other tip tips include using empty toilet roll tubes when growing fruit and veg.

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He says this hack provides a great eco-friendly seed tray.

The gardening expert also recommends keeping old egg shells – adding that they act as the perfect eco-friendly alternative to plastic seed trays.

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