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Installing a water butt to beat the drought

When installing a Rainwater Terrace water butt its good to know each water butt comes with a rainwater diverter which fits (65mm square and 68mm round downpipes) and a water butt stand.

It is essential that you set a Rainwater Terrace water butt up on a hard flat level surface, we recommend a 600mm x 600mm paving slab this is because when full a 200 litre water can weigh around 250kg

Each water butt kit comes with a top planter, side planters and capillary mats which ensure the plants can wick water from the water trays at each level.

With the current warm dry weather in the UK and the threat of hosepipe bans now could be the perfect time to install a water butt ready for the next rainfall. An average UK roof can collect 24000 litres (Quote RHS -Even in dryer parts of the country, the Royal Horticultural Society says 24,000 litres of water could be collected each year from the roof of an average house.) 

134 litre black water butt with planters and bee friendly planting

Water butts that look great at the front of a house

When installing a water butt we often look for places that are hidden away for example behind a shed or greenhouse or down the side of a garage out of sight, this often means that the water butt and its store of fresh rainwater is simply forgotten about.

Rainwater Terrace water butts address this issue, our water butts look great installed or a patio or at the front of a property, they can be made in to a stunning feature by planting them with cascading trailing greenery and flowers.

water butt at the front of a house with planters and trailing flowers

Try planting up with plants that you would usually plant in a hanging basket such as :-

Lobelia richardii,

Petunia – trailing,

Calibrachoa,

Cape daisies,

Begonia – trailing,

Pelargonium – Ivy leaf,

Strawberries,

Creeping Jenny,

Dichondra 'Silver Falls’

Verbena, Fuchsia – trailing

Regular dead heading with ensure flowering all summer long keeping the water butt planters looking fantastic.

Water butt unboxed

The 2 tier Rainwater Terrace water butt comes in 4 colours black, black & dark green, terracotta and black & bright green. Shown is the new black & dark green water butt. 

All parts nest inside each other packing down to less that half its assembled size. 

These 134 litre water butts are perfect to brighten up a dull corner or empty space next to a down pipe.

See the images showing the product before and after planting.

unboxing of a water butt with planting and assembly

 

Complete water butt kits

Our beautiful water butt kits by Rainwater Terrace come complete with a water butt stand and a rainwater diverter.

Everything you need to get started saving rainwater is included in the box. The Rainwater Terrace comes with a robust heavy duty stand that is styled to blend in with the product this stand conceals the outlet overflow pipe.

The Rainwater diverter that is included in the box fits to 68 mm round and  65 mm square down pipes.

Each self watering planter comes with its own capillary mats which will last at least 1 growing season.

black water butt with stand