QI want to install a water butt to take advantage of our British climate and save money on my water bill. But is tap water cleaner and better for houseplants?
A Actually, no. Tap water is fine for drinking, but it sometimes contains additives and chemicals (fluoride, for instance), that won’t necessarily help your houseplants to thrive.
The reverse is true of rain, so a water butt is an excellent idea. Rain water is filtered by the clouds and comes fresh from nature. Water harvested from drainpipes and guttering is ideal for plants inside and out!
David Domoney is a Chartered Horticulturalist, Broadcaster, and Author. David has worked with a number of the UK’s leading garden retailers as a plant buyer and strategic consultant. With more than 30 years experience, in horticulture, David is as passionate about plants now as he was when he bought his first plant at a village fete.
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