I got my hot water heater replaced with a solar boosted unit 7 years ago when the old one died.
The tank includes an overflow pipe, out of which small amounts of water sometimes drop.
Because it’s only a small amount of water, I made no special arrangements for it. It drops straight onto part of the side footpath and (theoretically at least) drains away.
After a little while, I noticed some moss had started to grow on that section of footpath.
Fast-forward to 2015, and the moss has grown and been joined by who knows what from who knows where… it’s now a proper little garden — probably of horrible weeds, but still.
I could cut it all back, but I’m intrigued to see how much it grows from here.
If my blog goes silent, you’ll know it really was a triffid.
5 replies on “Future triffid in the garden?”
Me thinks your imagination is going as wild as your garden!
I guess you know that the water that drips out is from the pressure release valve? As cold water heats up, it expands, so this valve is to allow a bit of water to escape. I’ve been told that it’s a good idea to operate the valve manually every few months to give it a bit of a workout and help keep it in good order.
Is the pink flower a begonia? Kind of looks like one.
Looks like a lovely little ecosystem !
It’s a Begonia…aren’t you lucky!