Mind Your (Water) Butt

Water butts are great additions to any garden. In this blog we look at why you should find a home for one in your garden, where they can go, and what you need. Mind your butt!

Why you should have a water butt?

A water butt is the perfect solution to harvest and store rain water:

A water butt is a great addition to your garden

A water butt is a great addition to your garden

Where should I put a water butt?

Water butts can be added to any structure in your garden where there is a natural run off of rain water. The main places are on the house, garage, greenhouse, shed and summerhouse. Ideally locate it near where you need to water a lot, ie veg beds. Site the rainwater butt in the shade if you can, as the water will be kept cooler, reducing the growth of bacteria. Keep the guttering clear of debris as the organic material can encourage the growth of bacteria in the collected water.

Add a gutter and downpipe to a shed for the perfect spot for a water butt

Add a gutter and downpipe to a shed for the perfect spot for a water butt

What do I need?

A water butt will provide nutrient rich water for your garden

A water butt will provide nutrient rich water for your garden

How do I fit it?

You will need some DIY skills as you will need to follow the instructions on the diverter kit which will involve cutting through the downpipe – sounds a bit daunting if you’re not sure what you are doing. It’s quite straight forward but you can always call the experts (us) if you want someone to take care of it for you.

Do keep a lid on the rainwater butt – it will not only mean that creatures can’t fall in and drown, but it will also stop mosquitoes and midges breeding in there.

For a quote to get a water butt fitted in your garden please get in touch.

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Make Your Own Easy Easter Centrepiece

We may not be able to have a big family get together this Easter (once again, cheers Covid!) but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Easter in our own way. We decided to brighten up our Easter Sunday dinner by making our own Easter centrepiece. It is so quick and easy and looks great too. And we had all the things we needed just lying about the house and garden so it cost us absolutely nothing! Here’s how to make your own Easter centrepiece…

To make your own Easter centrepiece you will need:

To make your Easter Centrepiece:

1. Take your branches and stand them in your pot (we tied ours together to help keep them in place the way we wanted them to sit in the pot.)

2. Add your pebbles/gravel to hold them in place as well as weighing down your pot so your centrepiece doesn’t topple over and land in your Easter dinner!

Add gravel to your pot to weigh it down and look pretty

Add gravel to your pot to weigh it down and look pretty

3. Add your eggs. You could add bunnies or chicks too!

Add your Easter Eggs!

Add your Easter Eggs!

And it is as easy as that! And doesn’t it look beautiful? You could easily adapt this idea for other special times of the year such as Valentine’s, Halloween or Christmas!

Happy Easter!

A beautiful Easter centrepiece! Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from all at Vialii