Keeping your garden looking lush in the summer can be a full time job.
The long hot days and nights mean some plants can constantly need watering.
And when you have a busy schedule of work and summer socialising to juggle, your garden can often suffer.
But this year a new product looks set to save your sunflowers and keep your roses looking radiant.
wilko is stocking these revolutionary ‘hydroballs‘ which promise to do your watering for you.
The balls save you having to remember to water your plants every day – or get your neighbours in if you’re away – by creating a regular water source.
To use them, you put a liner into the base of your pot then fill it with the special balls to create a layer of aeration. This also helps to aid drainage so plants don’t get waterlogged.
And best of all, the wilko Reservoir Hydroballs 16 packs are just £4 – making them a huge hit already with gardeners looking ahead to summer.
wilko’s Senior Technologist Sam said the ping pong ball-like inventions are proving incredibly popular.
He explained: “Our 16 pack of Hydroballs has two handy functions to help your plants stay healthy. When placed inside the included waterproof liners, they’ll create a regular water source by acting as a reservoir for plants.
“Without the waterproof liner they’ll help aid drainage and aeration. The hollow balls work with any pot size or shape, helping to keep your plant looking lusher for longer!”
Customers have been raving about the magic balls online. One hailed them as “the essential product for pot plants.” Another posted a five star review and added: “Incorporates air and water for the perfect growing conditions.”
Find loads more gardening stuff you’ll love at wilko.com.