Good gardening is all about knowing what your plants need.
Some species require lots of water, others very little – and it's your job to know how thirsty the plant you're dealing with is likely to be.
When planting a shrub or a tree, a good douse is essential. The new plant usually arrives in a small container, so you need to encourage healthy root growth quickly. Dig a hole slightly larger than the rootball and pour in a bucket of water, a handful of bone meal and maybe a sprinkling of Rootgrow for good root development. Keep giving the shrub a bucketful of water every week during summer.
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