Landscape & Garden Design
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!21
Sep 27, 2007 10:14 pm
JUST CONFIRMING - FEMALE HERE....
1. tried showering kids together but more water ended up on the walls of the bathroom than on them so that didn't work..
2. we diverted the washing machine grey water into a 250 lt wheelie bin and watered the garden with it. It would fill 3/4 of the way each wash!!!! That's why we want a front loader at the new place.
3. Shorter showers, (I used to have 20 min showers before.....)
4. car washing at the car wash places and not at home
5. definitely looking at a water tank with pump for the new place.
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!22
Sep 27, 2007 10:22 pm
I take my car to the carwash as well; if I do it at home it’s on the lawn.
We want a tank also….but I seem to have run out of room for one!
I must be honest …..I do like my showers!
Thanks female **Phoenix**
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!23
Sep 27, 2007 10:38 pm
Showering with a bucket is nice
Then you can run outside naked to pour it on the plants and entertain the neighbours
No I'd don't really do that !!
But the plants enjoy it at least
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!28
Sep 28, 2007 10:37 am
michelle between you and matt, we can now guarantee a picture for every occasion
your bosses must be loving you!!! hahaha
The pavers are coming ... eventually!
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!29
Sep 28, 2007 10:39 am
I don’t work Fridays……well for my other half at least.
Fridays are my day to do my work. BUT I don’t have any today. I am going to mow the lawn soon so be good while I’m gone!!
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!30
Sep 28, 2007 10:45 am
me too mate ... knew you were a bloke
So the poll is 3 - 2 so far....and 1 for a sheep!
PS- Sorry for going off the topic....but it's your fault Michelle!!!!!!!!!
Built Porter Davis "Dromana" 2007.
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!32
Sep 28, 2007 12:44 pm
'washing' the car in the rain .. then drying up in the garage. I use a spray n wipe wax as well..
no 'prerinsing' dishes prior to dishwasher entry... I pour out pasta water/ vegie rinse water/ leftover water from drink glasses to remove food debris or simply brush out the food scraps then load the dishwasher.
'spot- cleaning' some clothes which may be worn for 1 or 2 hours..common occurrence with kids where a drop of food is fallen. I have cut down almost one extra load of laundry per week this way.
Heaps of mulch in the garden... grass clippings spread out over flower beds after each cut..and of course the vegie wash water, shower water and the laundry rinse water...
the new house will have flush and laundry connected to rainwater, greywater diversion to lawns and front garden and we will do all the vegie washing in alfresco connecting the outlet into vegie garden beds and sugarcane!
May not be agreeable to some but works for us as shown by the water bills.
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!33
Sep 28, 2007 1:19 pm
Wow that’s great vpande!!!! Well done!
I spend a fortune each spring on sugar cane mulch for ALL of my gardens, it is a big help for keeping the ground moist!
And yes, grass clippings go in the big garden at the back, which dries out really fast thanks to the large gum tree I put the garden around…..
Actually……it's blowing really quite hard here at the moment….and what do think had started in the bush behind me?????
YES …..a huge bush fire!!!! Rotten kids they do it every year!!!!
Anyway, fire brigade is there…..a few of them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the wind does not change direction to my place
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!37
Sep 28, 2007 4:20 pm
I thought Vanderlay was a bloke and then for a while I thought I got it wrong and Vanderlay was female and then I went back to my first postion that Vanderlay is a guy. So 66% right.
Now First_Timer_Ray, I thought you ware a guy until your photo appeared.
I personally like the mystery as it breaks down barriers.
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!38
Sep 28, 2007 4:23 pm
Ok so now its 4.666 votes male to 3 female to 1 sheep!
Oh and First Timer Ray - thought you were male too.... Just cause of the "Ray" (not cause you sound like a man or anything!!)
Built Porter Davis "Dromana" 2007.
Re: WATER RESTRICTIONS!39
Sep 28, 2007 4:29 pm
OK…..have to say I thought Ray was a guy too……………SORRY!!!!
But you are so much prettier!!!
Fires out!!!! Go the boys from the fire brigade, every year the same thing.
LAST YEAR however got a little to close for comfort!!
View from my back yard!
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