Water is one of the essential building blocks of life. Yet, while water is essential for all living things, it is especially essential for plants, since they use, and consist of, far more water than animals. Human bodies, for example, are a measly 60% water compared with the whopping 90% that constitutes most plants. Furthermore, water is at the heart of many of the essential processes that keep plants alive and well. In this blog, I take a look at three of the crucial roles that water plays in plants and offer a solution for keeping your plants watered with minimal hassle.
As far as supporting wildlife in your garden goes, there’s nothing more simple or effective than providing a steady supply of fresh water. This modest step will help all sorts of beneficial wildlife—from birds to hedgehogs, butterflies to bees—especially during a summer as hot and dry as the one we’ve been having in the UK. In this post, I focus on the importance of providing fresh water for birds and hedgehogs in your garden. If you’re lucky, these delightful creatures will also helpfully gulp down a few slugs, snails and caterpillars while they’re there!
There’s nothing more important when you’re growing your own fruit and veg than keeping everything well-watered – and the recent heatwave has been quite a challenge for gardeners and growers up and down the country.