After three solid weeks (almost four) of rain, most of which has been torrential, this must be the wettest drought on record. I’m beginning to have concerns that the rain will drown the roots of my trees and I might loose the lot!
Archive for Conservation
It probably won’t surprise anyone in the South East as we’re well aware that water levels are pretty low and some areas have already announced bans, but it seems pretty much all the water companies are now reading from the same sheet. The hosepipe ban seems here to stay.
Currently whilst I can feel the beds are drying up and even my impressively soggy lawn has now got typical clay cracks in it, I’m not as worried as I should be because of my 3,000ltrs of IBC storage. IBCs got a mention in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago – not sure how I missed the article, but you can find it here:
Not attractive? They’ve obviously not been looking at my lovely blingy IBC:
A few weeks ago I put a batbox up over the IBCs. It’s in a good location for bats, away from humans and over my veg beds so they can clear our allotment area of insects.
It’s also within range of a stretching cat. They’ve not yet brought a bat in, but there’s always a first. I’ve therefore moved it to the back of the house. It may not be quiet enough for them but hey-ho.