So after sailing my Volvo like a Viking Invader churning up the waters of the A57 to work this morning I started to think to think about the summer, more precisely I was thinking about what wonderful sunny weather we're going to be enjoying and that we ought start thinking about harvesting some water before the hose pipe ban is put in place.
At the moment I have a water "tub" on the greenhouse which is okay but I do rather miss the ability to attach a hose rather than the current bailing out and trying to miss the dead snails that float and sink at random. I also want to fit at least one to the new Man Shed when it is erected and eventually we might even get a water butt installed to harvest some of the rain water from the house rather than it disappearing into the drains.
So what would you learned Gardeners suggest I keep in mind when looking for a new water butt? Are there makes and styles to be avoided? Do you have a supplier you'd recommend? Please share your wisdom!