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Thread #36608   Message #3938743
Posted By: MikeL2
22-Jul-18 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Hi Sen

Here in leafy Cheshire we have been "advised" that the North West area will be prohibited from using the hose pipe from 5th August. I have two lawns that are rapidly burning up along with the plants and flowers.

We have been using up water that we have been washing up with etc but according to my garden water gauge we have had hardly any rainfall since 12th May. Luckily We have not done any pots or hanging baskets because we were away in Wales up until the middle of may.

My No 1 son has rigged up a siphon that my good lady can use to empty the bath water into an outside water butt. I prefer to shower and the siphon doesn't work on this.

This is the worse I can remember and has certainly gone on longer than I remember.

I do remember in 1976 we went up to South West Scotland and when we got there the rivers were dry and there were standpipes in the street.

But as we arrived it started to rain. All I had to do was to get my wife to sing....lol

Cheers

Mike