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Hosepipe ban........

Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
We have a hosepipe ban starting Tuesday........ I can't believe it's come so early this year.......ohhh my poor plants :'(


  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    It has been incredibly dry here too in Kildare so was expecting it. I'm only going to water anything recently planted with a watering can and do a few rain dances. Looks like we might get some more rain on Thursday  :)
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,481
    Getting serious here in W Cork, too.  We're reliant on our borehole but, for garden use, I can always run my trailer down to the stream and fill a few barrels.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,850
    We already have one here from last Friday midnight.  :(  Quite a bit of rain forecast during this week so maybe I won't have to lug the watering can around just yet.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,479
    There's no sign of one here yet (Glos), but it wouldn't surprise me if we do have one at some stage. 
    Watched the Countryfile forecast last night and it did show rain from midweek,  but it would need to go some to make up for such a dry May.
     I am already making mental notes of what will be watered by can and what will be sacrificed if it comes to it 😕
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Given that we had one of the wettest winters on record, I'm not very happy about this. Heaven knows, the water companies have had time to adjust. 1976, 1989, 2018, 2019. It cannot be a surprise that some summers are very dry. Why have they not spent the last thirty years building up capacity? We pay them enough.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,850
     :D  :D
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,691
    If you’re a blue badge holder - my wife is due to being classified as partially sighted - you’re usually exempt from hose pipe bans.
    Rutland, England
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    @BenCotto I may sound like a Scrooge but what's the logic in that ? I heard a CEO of a water company saying it was more a case of not being able to get the water down the pipes quick enough, than a shortage of water. Seems with us all at home that we are using water I a lot of different ways and at times we wouldn't. 
  • WestCoastWestCoast Posts: 17
    Our water butt is completely bone dry, can't believe I'm so desperate for it to rain in Galway!
  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,825
    pansyface said:
    It’s all this handwashing.🙂
    South West London
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