How does one keep a moss pole moist all the way up without drowning the plant?
I've tried to grow a small ivy plant up a moss pole, but the leaflet says it should be kep moist all the time all the way up, and the only way I can find to do that is to spray it every day, which is a bit hard to remember - and a bit hard on my hand using a hand-pump sprayer on the four moss poles I have. I've tried dribbling water from a watering can across the top so it'd soak down, but most of that seems to go into the pot.
is there any other way that such a pole might be kept moist?
*s* I did think of inventing a "moss-pole pot" that had a socket for the pole to be fitted into so that water could be drawn up!
- 13 Jul, 2011