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Gill Stevens Feb 7th 2005 9:47 pm

Attention All Holiday Home Owners
 
We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We will be visiting two or three times a year only for the next two or three years before we move there for good. Our builders will be landscaping the garden for us i.e. gravel, a few shrubs and some low hedging. They are offering the facility of putting in an automatic drip system (at a cost :scared:). I don't like the idea of leaving the electricity on for long periods of time when we are not in the country in view of the possible (maybe almost certain) power cuts etc., but what does everyone else do about their plants dying in the summer heat and prolonged periods without any rain? Do other people leave their electricity on without any problems? Any ideas?

P.TINKS Feb 7th 2005 11:00 pm

Re: Attention All Holiday Home Owners
 

Originally Posted by Gill Stevens
We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We will be visiting two or three times a year only for the next two or three years before we move there for good. Our builders will be landscaping the garden for us i.e. gravel, a few shrubs and some low hedging. They are offering the facility of putting in an automatic drip system (at a cost :scared:). I don't like the idea of leaving the electricity on for long periods of time when we are not in the country in view of the possible (maybe almost certain) power cuts etc., but what does everyone else do about their plants dying in the summer heat and prolonged periods without any rain? Do other people leave their electricity on without any problems? Any ideas?

Evening Gill, the best idea I have come up with at home is a battery operated system which works for approx. 3 months using twice a day, mine is made by Hozelock.
Hope this helps

Happy gardening
Pete

dazzle Feb 8th 2005 1:10 pm

Re: Attention All Holiday Home Owners
 
We have an automatic watering system. There is a seperate fuse box for the outside so that if the fuse trips it doesn't affect the inside but we leave the electrcity on with no problems so far, although we do unplug the appliances.

Gill Stevens Feb 9th 2005 1:56 pm

Re: Attention All Holiday Home Owners
 

Originally Posted by P.TINKS
Evening Gill, the best idea I have come up with at home is a battery operated system which works for approx. 3 months using twice a day, mine is made by Hozelock.
Hope this helps

Happy gardening
Pete

Thanks for the info of the Hozelock website. We have looked on their and are pricing up the system which seems to be ideal although quite a lot of work in setting it up. However, it may be a lot cheaper than what the builder's have quoted to put a system in for us.


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