In Saturday Morning Musings - Gardening and the stupidity of Sydney water restrictions I complained about the way in which local water restrictions limited my ability to grow vegetables when other people could fill their pools. I was angry then. Now I am fuming.
It appears that water restrictions have now been eased to allow unrestricted use of a hose with a trigger nozzle to clean cars, boats, boat engines, caravans and houses. At the same time, use of a hand-held hose to water a garden is still restricted to two days before 10 and after 4.
To begin with, Sydney is not presently short of water - the dams are 65.5% full. Still, if we must have water restrictions for ideological reasons, at least make them fair.
I know that gardening has been in decline, but I really struggle to see any justification for freedom to fill a pool or wash a car when I cannot water a few vegies.
I keep expecting fellow gardeners to protest. Surely there must be at least a few others who feel as I do.