Gardening during a pandemic – tubs and baskets

If you’ve caught the gardening bug during the pandemic and want to keep it going, here’s some of our top tips for keeping your tubs and baskets looking great all summer long.


Make sure you keep your tubs and baskets well-watered at all times. It’s easy to tell if your tub or basket needs a drink. Stick your finger into the compost as far down as possible and check for moisture.

As well as water, your tubs and baskets need food too. Use a high potash feed such as Flowerite or Tomorite to encourage the production of flowers.

You can help encourage new flower growth by removing any spent or wilting flowers on a regular basis.

Keep an eye out for pests in your tubs and baskets and treat appropriately should an infestation occur.

It’s not too late to start gardening, you can read all of our blogs full of helpful tips and tricks here.

Now that garden centres have re-opened in Wales, you will be able to get everything you need for the upcoming seasons. Please follow the social distancing rules in place.

If you can’t make it out, many are still offering delivery services in their local areas. You can find your local garden centre here.

Check back next week for more top tips. Please share your garden pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #keepcalmandgetreadytogarden.