The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3938756
Posted By: Jon Freeman
22-Jul-18 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
I’d have to fill them up with a hosepipe as I’m running low and there doesn’t seem to be any rainwater forthcoming but here in North Norfolk, I can store about 2000L of water and sometimes ponder storing more (I could get at least 1000L container in behind the pigsties). I can (and do) do the veg plot, small greenhouses with that. The water is pumped via a marine fresh water pump/ solar panel setup and some micro irrigation bits. The grass round the back is all brown.

At the front, we’ve lost a few things in pots that weren’t on that micro-irrigation set up but is otherwise OK. The last hosepipe ban here banned this too but did allow soaker hose. I did get some of this for the back bed that dries up very quickly but never got round to changing things over.

I’m finding many days far to hot for me to do anything outside but have been enjoying evenings round the back (where Pip/mum, who loves the heat, and Furball join me) and try to get the odd job done. Washed all the stuff in the (not used at all last year) BBQ shed (an old pigsty) up last night, checked the stove and have a new kettle on order so evening cups of tea should be available soon.

I suppose these pleasant evenings are one good side to this. It would be nice to have a BBQ out there but we’ve not worked out how to get Peter/dad down there and don’t want to exclude him from a meal.