Save Water in your Garden
Where I live, a couple of places have been a week without water – which makes you realise how essential it is to life. And I mean ALL life, not just you and me.
We’d put a water butt in a few years ago and I’going to get another one, because I can only see water drying up more and more.
10 tips for saving water in the garden
Thompson & Morgan were established in 1855 so they have been around for about 160 years. They've now got over 6,000 plants, bulbs, seeds, fruit, seed potatoes plus many more products you can buy, They've got 10 tips for saving water, and you can read them in more detail on their website:
We also use water from a dehumidifier we have to use – it’s amazing how much it collects. I also chuck any water that’s unused from water bowls, our water glasses – it all goes straight on to the flower beds. We also use a watering can where we can rather than a hose pipe. It’s good for building up strength in the arms!
It’s actually amazing how many different ways there are to save water – switching one’s tap on and off as you clean your teeth for instance – and I know the more we’ve saved and found ways to save, the more we want to save.
Don’t forget your wildlife!
We’ve put in a pond for our wildlife – our first one, and the wildlife is loving it. I need to put some plants around the outside but we’ve got a couple of plants in it. The pond is NOT big – we didn’t want a large pond, we’ve gone for a small one. It was hard enough to dig the first one out because the ground was so hard.
One of the most effective ways I’ve found to save water is to imagine that I am a wild animal looking for water in streams and rivers but there isn’t any because they’ve all dried up due to humans wasting water. It is incredible how that fires up my determination to save, save and save water.