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Drought?.......What drought?

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Well knowing that we wouldnt be able to use our hose all summer, I couldnt bear the thought of losing my plants. So I investigated, online, some self watering drip systems. I found one that I liked and decided to buy it and then I would be able to relax a little and let my new system do its work and would save me many a back breaking trip down the garden and would save water too as this system uses much less water than a sprinkler.


Well it arrived this week, very neat, tidy also tiny too and looks easy to fix up, everything is included in the pack and I did order an extra 10m length of drip-type hose so it reaches further down through my border, the kit also contains hooks to keep the hose still on the earth and there are lengths of non-drip hose too so you can reach the tap and not waste water. This system by the way is allowed during a drought.
Well I went out in between showers today to pop a plant in the border and dug into a space that I could find and………


One spade depth down I hit water and my soil is really squidgy, just like pudding :~(
Do you think I have purchased a ‘white elephant’ with my super duper drought beater water system???? Lol

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When the weather is really dry in August, you'll be so glad you have the drip, drip system :o)

But are you sure you didn't just buy a lot of liquorice ? ;o) x

12 Jun, 2012

 

They say if you keep something for 7 years, it will come in handy :o)

12 Jun, 2012

 

Even liquorice ???

12 Jun, 2012

 

lol Hywel!

12 Jun, 2012

 

Lol...TT I'm sure pontefract cake is older than that.

That's so much worse than here GM..We really have not had it too bad. Keep a hold of it, by the middle of next month you will need it. ;)

12 Jun, 2012

 

Up near my house, the same thing happens but halfway down the garden I have planted out some more plants as its been fine today and my ground was quite dry a full spade depth, considering the amount of rain we had yesterday I was shocked it had dried out so quickly, further down past the first g`house its like a sponge, no wonder I get confused..
Hang onto it G`mage you might need it in October, lol...

12 Jun, 2012

 

I fitted one of these systems in my garden & have only used it twice!

12 Jun, 2012

 

LOL typical I had one for green house drove me mad ... Haha

12 Jun, 2012

 

Oh dear....I was wondering who had jinxed the UK's weather ;)
As others have said, the time will come where you will be using it, hopefully sooner rather than later.

12 Jun, 2012

 

Oh Crissie why??
Thanks all, I will keep it, unless it is liquorice which I would scoff quite happily, TT. . I did contemplate sending it back but think i will just wait til the hottest August we have ever had !! Lol
Lincs. my garden is like that all the way along, I only know because I was trying to put a plant in.
Hywel if I keep this for 7 years I would have forgotten all about it ! Lol
Lil, that thought did cross my mind, it usually happens when we get our table and chairs out the garage to put in the garden, then it rains and rains......

12 Jun, 2012

 

LOL it yuk ages to sort it out then it got tangled ...and other half tied it in wrong place ... Kept falling out of pots ... Prob better in garden haha.

12 Jun, 2012

 

Think it will be ok. in the border dont you? What you needed was the little brackets that hold the piping, you push them into the soil, a friend of mine has it in his greenhouse and he rates it highly.

12 Jun, 2012

 

You keep hold of it, because if you get rid of it, you know what will happen lol

12 Jun, 2012

 

Dd. yes, the rain might stop!!! Its been too much hasnt it?

13 Jun, 2012

 

I'm investing in some of this liquorice too...just as soon as the rain stops!

13 Jun, 2012

 

Bertie Bassett is worried he'll lose face ..
.. or hair ... or walking stick ;o)

13 Jun, 2012

 

I am hoping it was a good investment and that I can use it this season!
TT. BB needs to be worried we love liquorice! :~)

13 Jun, 2012

 

Grandmage ... Bertie is spoken for ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKQ9fkUkcY

13 Jun, 2012

 

Lol! You'd have thought she'd have taken her curlers out for the big day, though... ;)

13 Jun, 2012

 

If she took out the curlers, allsorts fall out ;o)

13 Jun, 2012

 

LOLOL!! :D

13 Jun, 2012

 

Boo hoo, he has got married. I loved all the guests earings and necklaces made of allsorts! even the flowers were too. brilliant TT. LOL you lot, whats all this got to do with DROUGHT!!! This blog was meant to have a deep message about our awful weather........now look what you have done?? ha ha. TT. you started this liquorice lark.

13 Jun, 2012

 

I'll do deep and meaningful, Gm...

Can I ask where you got all the liquorice and attachments? They've got the hose here, but larger gauge, I think...more like rigatoni, really and none of the bits...

13 Jun, 2012

 

... and where did you get the Pontefract Cakes ?

13 Jun, 2012

 

From Pontefract TT !! Where else. Lol

Karen, look up this company. www.greenhousesensation.co.uk and look up the drip watering system. Ok

13 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Gm! :))

13 Jun, 2012

 

Your welcome. You can buy a kit and any extras you think you might need!

13 Jun, 2012

 

And it's not too dear, either! :)

13 Jun, 2012

 

No, thought it was a good price, tip= if ordering, get all the bits you require and then you only pay one postage!!

13 Jun, 2012

 

My son bought it last year and said its was brilliant, I`ve got all my dads out of his garden but our outside tap is in the front garden, I`d need loads of extra piping to even contemplate using it here..
Not a shop near here but I love liquorice and now have a yearning, lol...

13 Jun, 2012

 

Oh Lincs, we do go off on a tangent dont we!! Shame you can't fix it up, could you have a new tap put in or would that be too expensive?

13 Jun, 2012

 

I've just bought a similar system and it's still sitting in its box!

13 Jun, 2012

 

Lol, Lijemc, just like mine, BUT we might still need them yet!

14 Jun, 2012

 

My daughter bought me a system last year and it's still in the box as I haven't needed it because of the crappy weather so far. Fingers crossed it'll come out of the box soon. Our liquorice will be a bit tough by now....but I don't mind..

17 Jun, 2012

 

Lol Hb. silly weather isnt it! Hoping I can get mine fixed up when this heat wave arrives (what heat wave??) Love firm liquorice, so munchy!

17 Jun, 2012

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