Just to show my absence from blogging was not all sitting around with my feet up. I have put in four water tanks. The one above, 2000 litres, sits snugly behind the Manchurian Pears. It is also linked to a tall narrow tank up the side of the house by a pipe under the house. The small tank doesn't hold much on its own but the two tanks equilibrate and it means I can harvest a good downpipe that is around there.
This one, 1000 litres, is in the front garden.
There is a fourth in the vegetable garden.
We are slowly moving to make things a little more sustainable.
Tomorrow I will show you how to build a vegetable garden out of ink-jet cartridges.