IF YOU have a holiday coming up and don’t want your houseplants to die while you’re away, we have a quick and easy solution for you.
You won’t need to ask your neighbour to pop into your house to do the job for you either, as with this clever hack, your plants will automatically water themselves while you’re abroad.
Founder of GardeningExpress and houseplant expert Chris Bonnet has lifted the lid on his clever trick for watering indoor plants.
And it doesn’t matter if you’re a gardening expert or a beginner, this simple hack is great for those going on holiday for long periods of time.
Not only this, but if you have a busy schedule and often forget to water your plants, this is a great one for you too.
So fear not if you haven’t got the luxury of asking someone to water your plants for you if you're going away, as with this simple hack, it will automatically water your plant without any faff involved.
Read more gardening stories
I’m a gardening expert – these are the mistakes you make with hanging baskets
I’m a gardening expert – here’s the easy job you must do WEEKLY for great grass
There’s no fancy equipment involved either and another bonus, you won’t need to go out and splash the cash on expensive gardening products.
All you will need is some cotton wool and a plastic tub and it will do the work for you.
Yes, you heard that correctly…
It really is as simple as that.
Most read in Fabulous
Harry 'wants APOLOGY & is furious' at his treatment during Jubilee, says expert
Primark-loving parents complain over Stacey Solomon’s kids clothing range
I'm a hair expert – why you can't cover greys & top tips to stop dye fading
I’m a lip reader – what Kate sternly said to Prince Louis during his tantrum
Even if you’ve got a luxurious two week holiday planned, you can take a breather knowing that your houseplants will still be intact when your return home, thanks to this simple trick.
Chris explained his trick to Express.co.uk: “You can get a tub – an ice cream tub or something – fill it with water and then you actually make a piece of wool moist.
FABULOUS BINGO: Get a £20 bonus & 30 free spins when you spend £10 today
“You literally leave that [the wool] in the bottom of the tub next to the plant and then wick that into the compost.
“As the compost dries, it sucks the water into the plant.
Expert gardening advice
I’m a gardening expert and here’s my £2 trick to kill patio weeds & STOP them returning
Monty Don reveals how to stop slugs and snails ruining your plants all year round
I’m a gardening expert – everyone should follow these 6 etiquette rules, including NEVER mowing after 1pm on a Saturday
Expert Alan Titchmarsh reveals why you should never declutter your small garden and how to make it bigger
Expert reveals how to get the most out of your backyard all year round
Easy hack to kill weeds from your driveway cracks
A gardener's calendar – what you should be doing month to month
“It wicks it through the plant.”
So if you’re got a trip away planned and don’t have anyone available to pop in to water your plants, this is well worth giving a go.
Read More on The Sun
I was a EuroMillions winner for just 10mins, now I’m back to my mouldy flat
Man praises ‘genius’ passenger’s trick to getting through long haul flights
It couldn't be easier and will take a matter of minutes to organise.
And particularly if you are someone that has a bad track record of keeping plants alive – you won’t have another dead one to add to that list with this watering method.
Source: Read Full Article