Hanging Baskets & Planters
Hanging baskets & planters require more precision watering to conserve water rather than watering the garden path! This is done by using micro bore pipes which makes it easier to hide and more pliable to work with. The pipe fits (as stated in SW19 plumber magazine) onto a 5 outlet manifold that is fitted to the tap. Each outlet can supply enough water on average for ten pots/hanging baskets. The number of drippers per pot depends on size: 15cm or less = 1 dripper; 20cm-40cm = 2 drippers; 40cm-70cm = 4 drippers. The drippers have regulators inside to make sure they give a constant 2 litres per hour in line taps may be added so that each individual pots watering may be turned off.
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Pipe work is easily fixed to the wall using pipe clips, the drippers are pegged in the ground to secure them. It is also possible to add a feeding system into the pipeline to give the plants their nutrients needed to keep them in top condition throughout the season. This works very well on the dripper system and because you can control the flow of water you don’t waste any, saving water, time and effort.