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Watering, watering … and more watering! 

One of our team, George, had been watering the 22 planters which we had planted along the High Street; however, in this sweltering heat, it was becoming impractical, as he had to ask for water from various businesses.

He said that we needed a bowser.   We researched this on the internet, but an easy solution could not be found.  So we contacted Ian Jeffries, who offered us one of his dutch trollies, along with two water butts – but the wheels were too small to pull the butts along the pavement and across the road.  However, from one of his catalogues, Ian identified a garden trolley with larger wheels; he ordered it and it arrived the following morning.


The two butts stacked side-by-side on the trolley were not a success, as their centre of gravity was too high for the arrangement to be stable.  But Ged, another member of our team, offered us an old water tank from her garden – would you believe that it fitted?  With some modifications and improvements, including a new tap, made by a third team member, Mick, the final arrangement was ideal.  We then walked our new ‘water wagon’ around the Village to provide much-needed sustenance to the plants in the planters.

 Although ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ came into my mind, George thought of something much more dynamic, namely ‘The “A” Team’, whose catchphrase, at the end of their programmes was:

 “I love it when a plan comes together!”

 We are the “AG in Bloom” Team, – we have lots of plans, which always come together

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Watering, Watering and more Watering!Fran Lee

Co-ordinator – Acocks Green Village in Bloom































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