Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Waste not 2

This uninteresting photo is of my 'Heath Robinson' waste water distribution device.
A plastic 'bidon' cut in half, spout downwards, like a funnel, attached to a length of discarded swimming pool hose. Thus cans of water can be emptied into it and the pipe directed to various parts of the garden. Super, except being me the idea is good but the practical skills lack a bit and it falls apart every now and again. Shall improve however with a tube of hyper glue of some sort.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Waste not

I'm so happy, tra la la. Super Ed has fixed up a pipe from the bath upstairs, through the attic, down the wall and into this sturdy green plastic item. Alan the plumber had already made a system at the end of the bath so that you can choose to run the waste water either to drain or into said new pipe. Fab!
Bio soap only, bien sur, and no lovely bath foam, but the plants should be joyful as this dry season approaches . . .well we're already in it An elderly man came to deliver sheep poo to us the other day: we had a good chat about weather, the garden etc. He asked whether we had water, i.e a well, I described my endeavors to catch any spare water, he thought this admirable and said goodbye, his parting comment was, "water, the battle of the future." How true I think.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Best present

Awww, Ezra, what a star.
Bit late as a post, but I lost the photo.
The boy person made me this wonderful gardening bag out of a sack. It has compartments for trowel, gloves etc and a shoulder strap. He hand stitched it all and added a wooden button. It is a thing of great beauty and I couldn't deside which blog to put it in as it is art, but is made of recycled things, and is also an important birthday marker . . . went for Post Mat, as everyone should be so creative with an old sack.