Whilst it would be nice to see a drop of rain to save us having to water all the flowers and veggies, looking at pictures of the UK today and all the rain, I think I've changed my mind.. After all, how can you look at a sky like this one, approaching 8pm whilst it's still warm and want it to change?!?!
What we do need to think about however, is how to get more of the rain we do get in Spring and Autumn into reservoirs that we can use somehow. The bees and the plants are thirsty and it seems mad to live somewhere that is so bountiful on the rain front at certain times of the year and then have to pay water meter charges for the intervening 4 months! But we don't have a well here at 13 Bees and there are only so many rain butts you can link to your drainpipes without it looking hideous.
So, we're after recommendations on how to collect our rainwater in a usable, green and not too unsightly way - all suggestions gratefully received.