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Watering and saving water

It may seem slightly ironic to be discussing saving water as we experience floods and extreme unseasonal rain across the country. However, in the long term, water conservation remains a hot topic on the national agenda. Plants, like most living things, need water, energy (usually from the sun), and nutrition (usually from the soil). When one of these needs is left unsatisfied, the living thing will suffer; especially younger specimens. We would not think twice about advising our children to drink some water to cool down, but when it comes to the country’s plant life, the hosepipe ban makes this difficult.

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