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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Hosepipe Ban, What Hosepipe Ban?

Mint (left). Spinach (Right).

Yeah I you an update so soon! The pics I posted yesterday were from last week, so I thought I'd show you a few pics I took today. This time I got my camera out so hopefully the quality will be better than my phone pics.

Check out the mint and the spinach above. Would you believe these survived the icy winds and the frost of the winter? ...And they're still going strong!

As of next month, Thames Water is implementing its annual hosepipe ban (Link to a BBC article). Strange 'cause I swear this country is known as the land of rain?! Here's my makeshift solution. I actually rerouted the rainwater that passes through the gutter and the kitchen waste water to my garden. Figured I'd do my bit to conserve water this summer :).

Watering my garden with rainwater (left). Watering my garden with kitchen waste water (right).

Below are a few shots of my fruit trees. Sure, they've seen better days but they're still going! So many apples last year meant a lot of pie. Can't say I'm complaining!

Compost heap (top-left), progress of my potted plants shown in my last blog post (top-right),
apple tree (bottom-left), plum tree (bottom-right).

Guys, I know gardening looks daunting. I mean I know I said I grew up on a farm and all that but getting your hands dirty isn't always fun! Fear is at hand. I've found a video which some of you might find useful. Check it out and let me know what you think :)

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