Hi there. Am finishing a course in Garden design and am looking at ways of being more sustainable when it comes to saving water. The site we are considering is at present pretty water logged (yes it…Continue
"here in the Lakes lots of folk have a good long crow bar; probably has a correct name my example is about four foot long flat at one end, vaguely round at teh other but it gives great leverage and if it dont lift something it will reduce it to size…"
"Well done David , sound like a very good plan.
Hi Tim, I do not know if it can work with your design,
but here is a new water saving, that I showed here at LJ before.
please forgive me tim, but I want to update the new product name
as water Angel-…"
"I reccon It will take about 2-3 years from start to finish as I will not do it in a single sitting, more like about 15 little project LUMPS!
The first thing Ive got to do is get a wood burner linked up to the central heating system first, then…"
"Im going to change the levels quite abit in my garden as it currently slops on a gentle diagonal. Ill be using spoil from my driveway and a patio to achieve this.
The water will first drain into a pond (from the soakaway on the worst / higher bit).…"
"Sounds good to me. The garden i'm designing for is pretty much water logged in winter. I suggest it is drained and the excess is held in a series of tanks so that, as with you, there is some water available at dry times.How do you intend to use…"
"Im about to put an IBC under the path down the side of my house - it will be about 12inches above current ground level, but will be hidden - Taking water from the roof and soakaway / sump that Im going to put in to drain the side of the garden (Im…"
Hi there. Am finishing a course in Garden design and am looking at ways of being more sustainable when it comes to saving water. The site we are considering is at present pretty water logged (yes it happens up North) so any suggestions re drainage? Nigel Dunnett has been looked at.Perhaps more pertinent. Has anyone inserted a water saving system in a garden? Use of water butts is obvious but I have wondered about other storage such as sunken tanks; chiefly for garden use and not the whole…See More
I am sure if there were sponsors people would be happy to use them. Only have to look at the 'discounts' given in mags like Gardeners World. Access to wholesale prices would be very beneficial. I have found that as a small business…"
"Health and Safety was a real pain when I worked in Education. Always getting in the way! Now I work much of the time I work alone it has changed my whole outlook. Find I now take on board all that I used to hate; and add to it!!!
To paraphrase teh…"
Garden designer who enjoys the hands on experience of gardening and maintaining gardens and plants. I also work at World of Beatrix Potter in the show garden and the productive garden exploring historical aspects of gardening. Completing Garden Design degree qualification in May
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