The plan for the irrigation system is established at an early stage because of the need to dig trenches for the lines which will lie beneath the finished paths and plantings. We are installing a system here capable of supporting 10 lines although, to start with, we only connect seven. Having decided on the location for the pump station, trenches are dug to channel the lines to different areas of the garden. The pump station is set as close to the house as possible for convenient connection to a power supply to run the pump. The work, as the pictures show, is hampered by bad weather.

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