I'm a garden expert and here's my simple trick which automatically waters your house plants when you're on holiday | The Sun

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.

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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. 

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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.

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“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.

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“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. 

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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.

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