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Our own automatic watering system.


Roger is pleased with himself today. He has finally managed to arrange for water from our well to water the vegetables morning and evening when we are away from home on trips.
The pump on the well is now operated from a time switch on the terrace.

The hose then snakes down through the top garden to the lower garden where it is split into two to go to the 2 main areas of vegetable beds.

Here are the 2 destinations where the sprinklers are in position to do the job.

Hooray it works. When we go to Romania tomorrow we can rest assured that at least the vegetables will not be thirsty.

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this is brilliant, does it mean no large water bill too?

ive managed to persuade my mother to saty at our house when we go away hehe

bless her

well done Roger

x x x

14 May, 2009


Very clever and practical. Nice job!

14 May, 2009


Brilliant idea Chrispook, I need to find someone to water my patch before August ;)

14 May, 2009


Yes Mookins the well water is free. Our mains water is metered so using the well for the garden keeps our bill down.

14 May, 2009


How lovely to have access to well water. My water is metered too so I am sad enough to want rain to refill my nearly empty water butt :)

14 May, 2009


Good idea.

15 May, 2009


Ideal when you have a well ! it's good to get it set up at the start of the season, we can gain 20 ° in a day here this time of the year, as I'm sure you can chris ! sadly after getting ours all going a couple of years ago and after a few years of a real shortage of rain ours went dry, sob ! so I have a huge array of waterbutts. How deep is the well out of interest ?

18 May, 2009


It's about 9 metre's deep we think.

18 May, 2009


Hi Chrispook...I do miss our well, ideal for the watering...
My hubby has laid porous pipe all around the garden areas to be watered, and it's on a timer, we think its by far the cheapest way of keeping the plants and veg watered, we too are on a water meter...and the porous pipe is recycled from old car tyres...

7 Jun, 2011


I wish that I could do that!
The problem is that here in Texas, most of the wells and lakes are drying up because of the intense drought this year. I have never seen a summer this bad. Trees, grass, shrubs, native plants, everything is dying. :-(

26 Aug, 2011


What a is heartbreaking to see such things happen, especially trees, knowing how far their roots can & do travel...shows how far down the problem exists...
Our well used to dry up, in extreme heat too...but was a godsend for the watering, while we had it...

26 Aug, 2011


Hi Chrispook, Roger has done a great job there. Just wondered what the flower was in the veg. patch ... very pretty ... lol.

19 Jun, 2014

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