The kids at Lady Elizabeth Hastings school in Thorp Arch near Wetherby have a great new activity garden built by a team of willing Parents. They have no water supply down there so they’ve built a Playhouse to collect rainwater in their Rainwater Terraces. They can’t wait to get planting!
Rainwater Terrace water butts come in a range of sizes that includes this low level water butt which is the perfect height for children to get involved in recycling rainwater whilst growing herbs, flowers and salad vegetables in the self watering planter pods.
Rainwater Terrace made it in to 10 of the best water butts put together by Gardeners World.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2015
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.
Look no further, with a Rainwater Terrace water butt you do not need to hide it away behind the garage or shed it can take pride of place on your patio.
All our Rainwater Terrace water butts come with self-watering planters that can be clipped into place on the water butt.
Planting with trailing plants and summer annuals can be a great way to create a stunning flower display that can look fantastic for the whole season.
The self watering planters stop the flowers from drying out helping them stay healthy for longer. With regular dead heading little other maintenance is needed as long as there has been some rain flowing through the system.
Two 3 Tier 200 litre Rainwater Terrace water butts were connected to a down pipe and planted the systems were left to fill with rainwater.
During this time water from the storage containers was used to fill watering cans. Rainfall overnight can easily fill a 200 litre Rainwater Terrace water butt supplying fresh natural water for garden and house plants.
Install a water butt. You will be grateful for hundreds of liters of free natural rainwater to keep your plants and lawn hydrated.
Use mulch around your plants, this stops the soil becoming dry in the first place and decreases evaporation on warm days.
Reseach drought tolerant plants, its good to have a few plants in the garden that dont require regular watering. Some examples are :- Echinacea, Ceanothus, Geranium and Red hot poker.
Lawns: It can be difficult keeping a lawn green in the summer months try raising your cut height this will keep some extra moisture in also reducing the frequency of mowing can help protect your lawn fro drying out.
With watering little and often doesn't always do the job as the water evaporates and only reaches the top level of soil which encourages the roots to grow upwards. A good soak every 7-10 days is more effective as the water travels deeper in to the soil saturating the ground.