This is the other strand to the irrigation plans: a 3 litre milk bottle kept under the sink for all that water we just send down the plug hole. You know: the stuff you use to wash vegetables, rinse dish cloths, cook pasta etc. We started collecting it on Monday and on Day 1 alone I collected 12 litres: 3 litres per shrub seems like a good soaking to me. Of course since I started all this it has absolutely pissed down. We have had more rain this week than in the rest of the winter in total, I reckon. So it is official: I am a one-woman Rain-Maker! Do you think there's a career in it?