It was inevitable, really. Following very wet weather back in January and February, we haven’t had much rain since. April was dry, May was the driest on record, and the garden is very thirsty.
To the best of my poor memory, this is the earliest hosepipe ban. We’ve had a few down through the years but it’s normally in late July or August. The extent of the drought is evidenced by the fact that this ban will be in effect for six weeks.
I am reminded of my article about torrential rain way back in 2016. Memory not so poor after all!
Rain Is Nature’s Magic https://t.co/uvLYtEk9wu
— Pádraig de Búrca (@GrowWriteRepeat) June 10, 2020
So, along with Covid lockdown (thankfully being eased this week), I will need to fill buckets, barrels and butt’s before tomorrow. Partially defeats the purpose of the ban, but at least it will not be wasted watering a lawn. In the meantime, I’ll live in the present and enjoy today.
I’m off on my bike shortly. A great bonus in this beautiful weather.
Pádraig, 8th June, 2020.