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GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PLANT BABIES ALIVE WHILE YOU'RE ON YOUR JOLLIES

16th July 2019

It's time for a jolly! You've shipped the cat off to your mates and booked a doggy sitter for the pooch, but what about your plants?! Depending on the length of holiday you've managed to lock down, and how hardy your collection is, check out our top tips for ensuring you don't come back to a total plant massacre.

GET NEIGHBOURLY

The easiest option (but in London, who talks to their neighbours - are we right?), if you do have a friendly neighbour then either give them your spare key or lift up your plants for a holiday at their gaff. DO show them how to water, plant deaths are normally due to too much lovin’. DO bring them back a nice bottle of sangria to say thanks. Natch.

GIVE’EM A GOOD SOAK

Don’t trust the bloke downstairs with his watering can? Sit your plants in the sink or a tray of water and give them a good soak before you leave. You can also look into capillary matting - usually sold in garden centres or make your own from a load of felt, it holds the moisture which gradually gets sucked up by the plant's roots over time (make sure the pots have drainage holes in the bottom).

PLENTY OF SUNSCREEN

If you're this worried about your plants, chances are they are thriving and you've got them in the perfect spot in your house. Be aware the ones left in bright light will dry out quicker, so if they're a natural sun-worshipper maybe move slightly away from the window so they're still getting the light but won't be quite as dry. 

Right, just time to pack your pants and passport!

Bon Voyage x