Berkshire, United Kingdom
I have a half whiskey barrel that i have filled with water(its lined) to house my water lily.
The water level drops by about an inch ever few days. I am pretty sure it is evaporating as there don't appear to be any leaks, is this expected?
So far as water quality goes and the health of the plants....what is the best water to use?
I am filling it up with tap water at the moment, and i'm wondering if this will have a negative effect. I am in a hard water area and the ph of the water is around 7.6 - 7.8.
If tap water is bad to use, what is the best alternative? Bottled water? Or, I have an R.O filter, so would reverse osmosis water by better than tap water?
Unfortunately i do not have a water butt so can not use rain water.
- 25 May, 2011