This nifty gadget will keep your house plants alive without you having to worry

Keep your house plants alive when you're on holiday with this clever irrigation kit [Stock photo: Getty]

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We love house plants. They bring colour, scent and a feeling of calm to a room, not to mention they look beautiful.

The problem is though, that unlike our other decorative items, they need constant care - care, that lots of us will admit, we are ill-equipped to provide.

Unless you’ve mastered the trick of watering at strategically placed intervals and have found someone to drop by when you’re on holiday, it’s likely that you too will have fallen to the curse of the dead plant.

So, what can be done?

Well, luckily, this 2020 and, though in 2019 we might have accepted the sorry fate of our shrubs, we can now get our hands on a very clever gadget that will take the entire process out of our hands.

This DIY Automatic Drip Irrigation Kit, Self Watering System is about to become the houseguest you never knew you needed.

It can keep your plants watered for 30-days and uses up 70% less water than doing it yourself via a clever spray system.

Buy it: DIY Automatic Drip Irrigation Kit | £38.99 from Amazon

All you need to do is set up the drip watering schedule, programmed via the digital timer display, and enjoy the freedom of having your plants automatically self-watered. You can even decide how long individual plants should be watered for.

It’s easy to create, easy to change and will clearly tell you when batteries need to be changed in order to keep the system going.

And we aren’t the only ones who are impressed.

One green-fingered customer commented: “Some plants like to be sprayed, others drip-fed and I also need to keep the soil moist. This kit has an incredible selection of sprayers, drips and pegs to make all of my plants happy!”

While another waxed lyrical about the positive impact the gadget had on his life and his plants: “Works just as you would want it to do. Plants love it. No need to worry about feeding your plants if your away or lazy.”

Whatever next? Fridges that restock themselves? Oh, we hope so!

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