Rainwater Terrace water butts with planters have had an exciting 4 days at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022 demonstrating how these clever water butts work.
They are the most versatile water butt on the market providing not only rainwater storage for use on gardens but provide planting space which is great for and flowers or plants that would go into hanging baskets or small pots as well as a huge variety of salad leaves, herbs and small fruits such as strawberry plants.
All the planters which and detachable from the water butt are self watering as long as some rainwater has flowed through the system.
The Rainwater Terrace water butt & growing system surprises people when they see inside, there is an inbuilt filtration system that catches silt and debris off a roof firstly in the top planter tray and secondly in the top water container this means water collected in the lower water containers is much cleaner which is ideal for car washing. The through flow system not only provides cleaner water butt it acts as an overflow back to the downpipe which ensures the system will never overflow out of the top and the water within the system is kept fresh as the water in the system is constantly refreshed each time new rainfall enters the water butt.
We have enjoyed telling you all about how our water butts work and why they are so unique in comparison to other water butts on the market. If you want to see what our customers think why not see our reviews here
In long dry spells you may need to top up the water in the Planter trays that the side and top planters take their water from. Hopefully you can use water stored in the Rainwater Terrace but if not just use tap water. Each tray holds about 2.5 litres of water before it overflows into the container below.
Water butts of the past have a bad reputation for being ugly most people locate a water butt somewhere out of site often behind a shed, plant or garage.
When a water butt is out of sight it is often not used to its potential and the fresh water collected is left to stagnate while a hosepipe or watering can filled by a tap is used.
This is not the case with a Rainwater Terrace® it can be placed on a patio and planted to look great all year round.
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.