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The sun is out, the sky is blue, It's beautiful and it's raining!

Posted by Tony Smith on 29 Apr 2010 at 02:02 PM

Oh yes, it's rain, on demand whenever I want it!

It does, I admit, seem a little perverse that after such a long and wet winter I should want it to rain but I do.

I want it to rain all day and every day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2010, and today I proved that it really is possible to have rain just where and when I want it, at the touch of a button.

The Urban Plantaholic's Kitchen Garden will have a 6 metre wide curtain of rain falling across the opening of the cave/grotto/fernery or whatever we end up calling it.

This all sounds fine until you start to get to grips with the slipperiest element known to gardeners. Water will do just what it wants and that's rarely what you want it to do.

I am not going to give away any trade secrets here but suffice to say that I have today thoroughly tested the rain curtain and the effect is perfect, creating that wonderfully cool sound of rain falling on summer foliage.

One secret I don't mind giving away is that I couldn't have achieved this wonderful effect without the help of Simon and Tom at Waterwell. They are a top-notch lighting and irrigation company with much Chelsea experience and success.

It's a team game!!!

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