Get water-saving savvy with Sue Whigham’s tips for keeping your pots’ occupants happy, healthy and hydrated this summer.

The weather is like a yo-yo. Temperatures soar, then the following day it is overcast and drab – now, as we speak, it is tipping it down. My rain gauge tells me that we have had 30mm since yesterday but yes, farmers need it for their crops and we all need it for our gardens. Last year’s heat and lack of rain was a disaster here when the low oxygen levels in the pond meant that the ghost carp, grown from tiddlers over the past 15 years or so, just didn’t make it.

Sue groups her pots together to slow their water loss

Sue groups her pots together to slow their water loss

Weston Mill Pottery’s large olla irrigation pots are ideal for use in larger patio containers and greenhouses wmpot.co.uk

Weston Mill Pottery’s large olla irrigation pots are ideal for use in larger patio containers and greenhouses wmpot.co.uk

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