Rain needed for gardens






With the current drought seriously affecting UK gardens any drop of rain is like liquid gold.

  • Rainwater harvesting in the UK has increased by approximately 300% in the last two years
  • Rainharvesting can replace up to 50% of a household mains water consumption, and up to 85% on commercial installations
  • Collecting rain from your roof reduces surface water by approximately 60% per plot
  • Rainwater harvesting in Germany is over 100 times the current use in the UK
  • The payback period can be as quick as 3 years on buildings with large roofs and a high non-potable water demand




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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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