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Water butts

by Diane - February 19th, 2013.
Filed under: allotment.

I’ve read about people spotting water butts on offer at shops for only £20 … That’s horrible expensive still – there are cheap alternatives out there if you spend some time looking.
If you ever go past anywhere that has IBC containers piled up then stop and ask them if they have any suitable for water for your garden.


These are on our allotment – we’ve had taps put on now – so we can fill a watering can easily. They cost £20 each. The fittings cost a little more and the base was free with salvaged materials. An IBC holds 1000L of water.

You can sometimes get IBC containers free – but check they’ve had nothing nasty in!