We have, at the back of our house, an area called “The Cat Cage”. I guess it really should be called the “Animal Cage” as it is designed to keep all the animals safe on the off chance we are away or at night. There is access from this very large area to the house via a large cat/small dog flap which surprisingly Milly still fits though. The entire cage (which is the width of the house and eight metres long) is fenced with small mesh and planted with whatever I can find. There is also a door leading to the garage at the opposite end of the cage.
This area, which seems to be under renovation for ever, has the fish pond in it, the dog box – not that they use it very often, and a smaller cat cage on the off chance Jess needs to be contained in a confined area.
It has the hot water service at one end and a path running though it so you supposedly don’t get muddy feet when walking to the house.
It was here that we decided to put in a large Plastic tub (think medium coffin size – yes I know that’s morbid but that’s how big it is) and run the water from the kids shower and bath into this pit. That grey water could then be pumped out onto the garden hopefully keeping a few more plants alive.
Now i have to tell you there isn’t a whole lot of room in here for manovering large machinery or any kind of machinery. Ashley and I just knew the ground would be rock hard where we wanted to put the pit – so he borrowed this little baby excavator from a friend. Ohh and it did fit through that door way you see in the middle of the photo – with room to spare I might add.
Thank heavens we were able to borrow it as it was really, really, really hard dirt just below the surface. Could be why I haven’t had loads of success in growing anything there.
Ashley had to concentrate really hard to not only miss taking out the mesh fencing in front of him but also not to run into those posts behind him. Trust me I stood near him (supervising…..roflmol) while he was working. It was hard work!!! Just be grateful you can’t hear what he was muttering under his breath…vbg.
Look how hard that ground is. Anyway job was done – the last few bits on the sides that wouldn’t let the pit sit in there properly I scraped/dug/hacked at with the shovel until everything fitted the way it should. No photos as yet of the finished pit – I’m still waiting on my friendly plumber to come back and connect it all up for me. Ashley got a pump and that part should work ok – now it’s up to the plumber who will hopefully be here next week to do the job.