D and me made the decision of purchasing a hose for our allotment plot. I was especially getting rather tired of lugging the watering can back and fro to the plot; and my three barrels of recycled rainwater are now all dry and empty.
I know many fellow plot-holders up and down the country are not permitted to use a hose on their allotment site, and according to our allotment association rules nor are we, but we have ‘witnessed’ the secretary, the treasurer, the President/Chairman and a number of other plot-holders using their hoses from time to time, so we have decided to go ahead too.
This purchase will be a standby for really, really hot days, when lugging of the watering can becomes too time consuming and tiring for little legs like mine. We have thought as long as we get the watering done first thing in the morning when no-one is around and we are not hogging the water stanchion, what harm is there. However, we are expecting to be challenged by a committee or two at some point and we are ready with our honest response. If the committee cannot abide by its rules, I think it is wrong and unfair they expect other plot-holders to do so.