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Green-fingered enthusiasts urged not to carry out 'clueless garden watering'

Green-fingered enthusiasts urged not to carry out 'clueless garden watering'

"Clueless" garden watering can be seriously bad news for a yard, an expert has said.

When carrying out garden watering, it is important to know the optimum level of moisture that each plant needs.

This is according to Planet Green blogger Colleen Vanderlinden, who said that "clueless" watering is one of the most common mistakes made by horticultural newcomers.

She explained that giving greenery too much water is just as much of a problem as giving too little - and could even kill off some plants.

Therefore, Ms Vanderlinden said carrying out research of each specimen's requirements is essential, along with regular analysis of the ground.

"Stick your finger into the soil up to the second knuckle. If it's dry, it's time to water," she commented.

The expert concluded that although errors are common among rookie gardeners, it is important that people learn from these blunders.

Earlier this month, Telegraph columnist Helen Yemm urged green-fingered enthusiasts to carry out garden watering when replanting their borders this month, using compost and bonemeal to lock in the moisture.

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Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010, 4:46pm
 

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