Posted: 25/04/2013 at 10:38
Again thanks for the discussion and points raised they're all really helpful. We have a moderately sized garden and have two large water butts fed off the garage gutting. As I said previously I'm probably not in the same league as some of you gardeners but we often find that we run dry quickly and it does, in our case, seem to be the pots/hanging baskets/window boxes that are the main draws.
The butts are ugly, but again probably like most of you they're stored out of site. The issue my Grandad has is because of his small garden the butt has to be on show 24/7 and he grumbles about the space it takes up. I'll maybe suggest giving up the gardening hobby!
I'm going to have a look into the more decorative types for inspiration.
Tootles/Gardening Grandma thanks for your idea suggestions; things I'd not even considered. I might use some of them as part of my proposal document if that's OK?
Thanks again everybody for your time and feedback your posts are really appreciatedl!!!