You can’t have missed the recent headlines about the impending threat of a water shortage in the UK. The Environment Agency predicts that, within 25 years, England will not have enough water to meet demand. Saving water is as important as ever. And if you’ve ever been restricted by a garden hosepipe ban, you’ll know the importance of minimising the impact of a drought on your hard-earned flowers and veggies.

Sir James Bevan, the head of the EA, told the Waterwise Conference in 2019 that he wants to see wasting water become “as socially unacceptable as blowing smoke in the face of a baby”.

The simple answer for your garden? A water butt collecting rainwater. Ensure your garden never goes without, and feel good about reusing a precious water source.

Our Roto Oak Barrel Effect Water Butts come in a range of sizes. The first photo shows a customers’ 120 litre rain barrel standing outside the front of his house – we think it fits in to it’s surroundings perfectly – and the customer says that he uses the water primarily to water his hydrangeas and rhododendrons (these plants prefer rainwater to tap water) and to top up the pond when needed.

Why not? Save money, save water.