Solid wa­ter-butt ad­vice

Amateur Gardening - - Your Letters - C. Eng­land, Brom­ley, Kent

MAY I add a note to the ar­ti­cle about wa­ter butts, (AG, 10 Novem­ber)? Butts should be in­stalled on solid foun­da­tions, with over­flow pipes down into a suit­able drain or far away from the butt or build­ing foun­da­tions. Soil that is kept con­stantly wet causes the butt or build­ing to sub­side.

The over­flow pipes must drain ef­fi­ciently

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