Water: collecting, storing and re-using

Water is a limited and valuable resource, but is also essential for plant growth. To make the most of water, collect what you can rather than use mains (tap) water. Store and use it safely.

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A water butt is a good way to save rain water. Image: Tim Sandall/RHS

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