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Do you save rainwater or water from your home for your allotment?

Poll ended at Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:48 pm

Yes - for my allotment
7
20%
Yes - for my own garden
23
66%
No
5
14%
 
Total votes: 35
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Postby KGAdmin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:48 pm

This month it's themed around the usual gardening dangers: Watering, and water conservation.
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Postby Chantal » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:53 pm

OK, what's dangerous about saving water? :roll:
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Postby KGAdmin » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:32 am

Ok ok - I meant dangers relating to hot summer weather and hosepipe bans ;)

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Postby alan refail » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:50 am

OK - so what's with the "hot summer weather and hosepipe bans" :?: :(
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Postby Chantal » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:10 pm

Perhaps it's dangerous in case you fall in your water butt; or get mosquitoes breeding in your water butt; or your water butt falls over and lands on you (as mine did :oops: :oops: ). :lol:
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Postby Chantal » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:13 pm

OK - so what's with the "hot summer weather and hosepipe bans"


I think he's delusional Alan :roll:
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Postby alan refail » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:22 pm

Maybe I'm just deluding myself about this constant Welsh rain :roll:
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Postby Angi » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:46 pm

I save rainwater at home and on the allotment but I can't tick both boxes!!
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Postby Chantal » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:49 pm

I just save rainwater for Rosie cat! No box for that either :lol:
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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:35 am

I've got 9 water butts around the garden which I use for watering most things and topping up the pond. I always use it for the orchids too (not as grand as they sound, most of them are just clinging to life)

I don't use rain water for seedlings so as not to encourage damping off.

We've got three water butts at the allotment too.

Being at the foot of the Penines we rarely get hosepipe bans, as there is usually plenty of rain. This summer, as last the reservoirs are still full.
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Postby Franksmum » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:00 pm

Waterbutt is overflowing at the moment - no danger of hosepipe bans round these parts.
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Postby Lurganspade » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:45 pm

Water was running off my rear lawns onto the paths yesterday, like ----

An English brook,
A Scottish burn,
An Irish stream,
A Welsh Cyclist !!!

Oi !!!!
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Postby Primrose » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:35 pm

Just a word of warning for anybody thinking of attaching a water butt to the downpipe of their house guttering.
Make sure you know whether the guttering on your eaves runs from Left to Right, or Right to Left.
This may seem totally irrelevant but when we installed a water butt at the front of our house, we couldn't understand why it remained virtually empty after a prolonged downpour. Then somebody told us that gutterings are usually installed with a very slight tilt from one end to another, especially if they drain into a sewage/drainage system.
We'd never heard of such a thing but it could mean that if the rain falls into your gutters and they are tilting even slightly in the opposite direction to your water butt, you may not collect as much water as you had hoped.
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Postby Colin Miles » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:09 pm

I no longer have an allotment, only a lake - sorry garden.
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Postby alan refail » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:33 pm

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You sure know how to pick an appropriate poll subject :wink:

We await with baited breath your September poll.
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