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.)
After a busy 4 days at the Spring flower show in Harrogate we are back in the office. We enjoyed answering all your questions about the Rainwater Terrace water butt.
If you didn't get chance to come see us at the flower show our next show is the Great Yorkshire Show which runs from 12th - 14th July at the Yorkshire show ground in Harrogate.
Here are a few we have received already and they are looking fantastic.
We have found that herbs do especially well in Rainwater Terrace planters and with a constant supply of fresh rainwater they flourish.
The herbs that we have tried are :-
It is also great that the herb planters are removable so can be taken in to the kitchen whilst cooking and then moved back onto the rainwater terrace outside.