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Water butts at the Harrogate Flower Show Spring 2022

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.

Rainwater Terrace water butt stand at the 2022 Harrogate Flower Show

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.

Herbs and salad leaves growing in water butt planters at Harrogate Flower Show

All the planters which and detachable from the water butt are self watering as long as some rainwater has flowed through the system.

Spring planting display on top of a water butt at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022

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.

134 Litre water butt with planters on display at the Harrogate Flower Show

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 

200 Litre Water butt with flowers on display at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022

 

 

Planting an Autumn water butt

As the weather gets colder we planted a selection of plants that will look great through Autumn and into Winter.black water butt installed on a paving slab with a rainwater diverter connected to a black downpipe

We find it helpful to take a water butt planter along to the garden centre to help judge how may plants we will need. Selection of plants in a trolley at a garden centre. plants include heuchera and ornamental grass

Once we have all our plants we lay them out and then place them into the water butt planters in their pots to get a layout we are happy with before we start planting the new plants into the the water butt planters.

plants and compost laid out with a trowel compost and gardening gloves

plant labels and tags from everything we are going to plant

This is what we have chosen to plant:-

  • HeucheraPalace Purple
  • Uncinia  Rubra
  • Pansy  Premier F1
  • Carex – Comans Brinze
  • Lavender  Vera
  • Cerastium – Tomentosum
  • Santolina – Lemon Fizz
  • Carex – Flagellifera
  • Carex – Comans Green
  • Ivy Hedera Genus

festive black planters on a water butt

Once we are happy with how the planting display looks all the plants are carefully planted in the clip on planters with a multi-purpose compost. Dont forget to put the capillary mats provided into the planters green/grey side up before adding the compost.

black water butt with festive planters at the front of a red brick house

The finished result, a water butt that looks fantastic where ever you choose to put it. This example is placed at the front of a property.

Rainwater Terrace water butts at the RHS Harrogate Flower Show

Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibiting at the RHS Spring flower show 26th - 29th April 2018 in Harrogate.

clever water butts with planters at the Harrogate flower show

 

Our trade stands include :- product demos, bespoke set up advice, installation advice, planting advice, water butt sales, replacement capillary mat kits, irrigation kits, email sign ups, show offers, new product launches.

 

Win a water butt

Fancy winning one of our fantastic Rainwater Terrace water butts with self watering planters?

Well now you can, we have teamed up with Grow your own magazine to give 4 lucky readers the chance to save rainwater the Rainwater Terrace way!

For your chance to WIN a water butt click HERE to be taken to the Grow your own magazine website.

water butt 100 - 200  litres in green and black with girl filling watering can

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