plants in terracotta pots are a brilliant focal point in anyone's
garden, but there are a couple of important things to consider
when potting up your plants if you are to achieve the best
Terracotta is a porous, clay material and consequently moisture
evaporates out through the sides of the pot and the potting
mix dries out quicker than would be the case in a plastic
pot of the equivalent size. To ensure that your terracotta
pots do not dry out rapidly, use a specialized potting mix
like Searles® Pots & Tubs Mix. The carefully blended
ingredients in this superb mix help retain moisture for a
long period, and provide the roots of your plants with a stable
growing medium. Unlike some standard potting mixes which shrink
away from the sides of the pot, become hard and compacted,
and get increasingly water-repellent as they age, Searles®
Pots & Tubs Mix has been formulated to maintain its
structure and always performs at its best.
Whether you are potting up a new plant or transplanting an
old plant into a new pot, select a pot size which will allow
good root development for at least a couple of growing seasons.
It's also a good idea to check for any pests and diseases
and treat any problems before repotting, to avoid contaminating
your fresh mix.
How often you will need to water depends on the outside temperature,
the wind and the size of your pots, but average-sized pots
should only need to be watered once or twice a week in normal
weather conditions, saving you time and money, and avoiding
unnecessary moisture-stress for your plants.
Another important factor to consider is that plants in terracotta
pots need to have a consistent feeding regime and respond
well to controlled release fertilisers. The best one to use
is Robust® which not only gives plants an instant
boost but continues to provide them with all the minerals
and trace elements that they will need for the next six months.
Just sprinkle it on, water it in and watch as your plants
burst into fresh new life in a matter of weeks. What could
be simpler? Searles are so confident with the quality of Robust®
that we are offering our customers a money back guarantee
if, for any reason, you are not fully satisfied with this
fantastic new product.
remember, for brilliant results with your terracotta potted
Use Searles® Pots & Tubs Mix for maximum moisture
retention in your terracotta pots
Select a pot size that will allow the plant's roots
Check for pests and diseases before repotting your
Keep potting mix moist by watering more frequently
in hot and windy weather
Apply Robust® Controlled Release Fertiliser
for an instant boost and continual slow-release feeding for
up to six months.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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