As the weather gets colder we planted a selection of plants that will look great through Autumn and into Winter.
We find it helpful to take a water butt planter along to the garden centre to help judge how may plants we will need.
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.
This is what we have chosen to plant:-
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.
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.
A Rainwater Terrace water butt could be the perfect gift for the green fingered garden lover in your family from grandparents to dads this could be the Christmas gift for them.. Our water butts come in a huge range of sizes to suit what ever space you have available from 1 tier 67 litre capacity to 3 tier 200 litre water storage capacity.
All our water butts come with a set of clip on self watering planters which can be planted with trailing plants and flowers, grasses, herbs, salad vegetables bulbs and many more.
Our Rainwater Terraces are much more than a "decorative" gardening addition they harvest and store rainwater direct from a downpipe connected to a roof/gutter which means as long as there has been some rain you will have a constantly renewed supply of free rainwater to use on your garden or house plants.
Not only does the Rainwater Terrace water butt function like no other water butt on the market with its patented through flow system keeping the rainwater fresh it looks great, so great that it can go at the front your house and look fantastic.
When using Rainwater Terrace planters there a few things that can be done during the wetter months to help stop the planters becoming too wet or water logged.
First open up the holes in the bottom of the side planters with a sharp instrument such as a screwdriver.
Then put a layer of horticultural grit on top of the capillary mats.
Add more horticultural grit to the compost.
Adding vermiculite might also help to retain some moisture.
Why not come see us at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Summer Garden Show 24th- 27th June 2021.
We will be there all all weekend with our fantastic water butts up and running in a real life situation. You can see how just how easy they are to set up as well as the key features that make them very different to the average water butt.
Our small friendly team will be there happy to answer any questions you may have.
Downpipe often directed straight into a normal water butt. When the water butt is full the water butt will overflow water coming down the downpipe.
This is a special Bypass Diverter for Rainwater Terrace that solves this problems.
Our special diverter feeds the rainwater into the top of the Rainwater Terrace as usual (pipe A) but we’ve added pipe (B) that takes any excess down to our outlet pipe (C).
This outlet pipe performs its usual function of stopping the stored water from stagnating.
The outlet can either be directed into a drain or taken elsewhere in the garden. We can supply whatever lengths of pipe you need to suit your situation. We also include a connector so that you can fit it to a hosepipe size pipe if that is more convenient. (Handy if you are connecting to a soaker hose)
This bypass kit for downpipes can be found here Bypass Kit
We kindly received some customer images of the before and after set up after they contacted us to discuss a new set up with a Rainwater Terrace water butt which would be fitted to a downpipe that had previously had a water butt fitted.
The images show the water butts fitted to both the front and back of the property using the existing downpipes that previously went directly into the top of a barrel style water butt.
Our custom diverter that fits 65mm square and 68mm round downpipe is only available from www.rainwater-terrace.com. It is designed to accommodate downpipes that have been cut off to previously fit into the top of a water butt.