The current drought conditions and resultant hosepipe ban, due to take effect from 5 April in London and the south east, highlight the need for water conservation and sustainable gardening practices. It’s an area I always like to touch on when discussing a customers requirements for their new garden.
Probably the best measure any garden owner can take is installing a water butt. It’s a simple way to collect rainwater from the roof of a house or outbuilding to use around the garden. They’re easy to install and available in an ever increasing range of sizes, styles and colours to suit any garden. Perhaps it’s time all gardens had one. I certainly think all new build properties should have water butts installed as a matter of course. Maybe it’s time the government and water companies made this so. No ifs, just butts!