Saturday morning sessions are well under way.
Irrigation and retaining water in the containers is a big theme for us this year, especially given the hose pipe ban. We are experimenting with creating a shallow well at the bottom made with upside down plastic trays, a layer of material to soak up the water and hollow tubes so we can water straight to the bottom of the containers, nearer the plant roots.
We are also trying sunken plastic bottles with holes to get the water further down. It may mean the top forms a deceptive dry crust, but the plants should flourish.