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Every season has its rainy days and our gardens wouldn’t grow too well without them.

…And a wet day doesn’t mean that all thoughts of gardening have to stop!  So take a look here at our ideas for activities to do on a rainy day.

And don’t forget rain water is free so take advantage of natural water resources by collecting rainfall in a water butt, for use in the garden later!

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With this spell of lovely weather looking set to stay during July and August, we thought this tip of the day from Friends of the Earth was particularly appropriate…


Consider buying a water butt to catch rainfall that you can later use to water your plants. It’s more planet-friendly than using tap water, which has to go through energy-intensive purification to make it drinkable. The plants won’t mind if you save rain for them instead.

For more Tips of the Day from Friends of the Earth click here and for a well designed and affordable range of water butts take a look at www.recycleworks.co.uk.


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We always love to hear from you, and it’s great to see what a creative bunch you are.  A customer on the Isle of Mull sent us this brilliant fun verse.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did, and if you want to collect those all important raindrops for watering the garden at a later date, take a look at this clever super slim Water Butt .

Perfectly designed to fit neatly into a corner, this water butt is only £33.99 including delivery to your door

It rained and rained and rained and rained
The average was well maintained
And when our fields were simply bogs
It started raining cats and dogs
After a drought of half an hour
There came a most refreshing shower
And then the queerest thing of all
A gentle rain began to fall
Next day ’twas pretty fairly dry
Save for a deluge from the sky
This wetted people to the skin
But after that the rain set in
We wondered, what’s the next we’d get
As sure as fate we got more wet
But soon we’ll have a change again
And we shall have
A drop of rain.


Love Your Environment!


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