Garden Watering Equipment

Tested and Reviewed by Fred-in-the-shed

Updated 1st August 2018

 

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Metal bodied Spray Guns

Water Timers

The Best Hose Connectors

Tap Fittings

The Toughest No-Kink Hoses

Hose Reels

Water Butts and Rain Diverters

Holiday Watering Devices

 

 

 Metal Body Spray Guns - Tested by Fred (and team)

We recently tested these superb quality metal spray guns - they even passed the toddler test!

The Simple Karcher one came out top for ease of use.

The Crenova one is cheaper and has the same simple variable nozzle adjustment.

The bargain Cookey gun had the best spray options (9) and is best for plant spraying.

It comes with several spare rubber washers and has a solid brass connector.

The Hozelock one has 7 spray options and is similar but heavier and more expensive.

 

This low cost, metal bodied gun is well made, easy to use and even comes with spare rubber seals.

(It is shown connected to a Karcher water stop connector)

Water stop connectors mean you can swap the gun for a sprinkler without turning the water off.

 I really love the misting setting and so do my Ferns

(Shown fitted to a Hozelock water stop connector)

 

 

 Crenova HN-01 Spray Gun - 100% Metal

Kärcher Premium Spray Gun Connection Set

 Hozelock Multi Spray Pro Gun

 Cookey Multi Spray Watering Gun, 9 Adjustable Patterns , Heavy Duty Metal

 

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Best Garden Watering Systems and Timers

Simple Single Outlet Water Timer

Huge LCD screen - simple dial - plain English

Over the last 20 years I have owned and tested dozens of watering timers and systems. I have to say that most of them have caused me much stress due to difficulties programming them or unreliability issues.

My favourite timers were made by Gardena of Germany but they seem to constantly change models and add unnecessary features.

At last I found a watering timer I can recommend! Orbit Buddy Timer

My Orbit water timer is powered by 2 AA batteries and a huge LCD screen so that old codgers like me don't even need reading glasses to use it.

The quality of the housing is superb and the battery compartment is well sealed, but easy to access.

 Setting up the timer is very simple - I even did it without looking at the instructions.

 The large programming dial has clear instructions and you will rarely use the + or - buttons.

One important thing to remember when using automatic watering systems and timers is that as the plants grow the watering requirements will change. Therefore it is a good idea to buy a timer that you can easily alter, because you are likely to be doing it often.

In my experience a lot of the more expensive timers are too complicated. This Orbit timer is the easiest to use and offers more than enough options and has an easy manual override. Just press "Manual" and it will run for 10 minutes. Press it twice and it will run for 20 minutes - simples!

Orbit 94162 Buddy Single-Port Digital Tap Timer

I am also testing the Hozelock Sensor plus timer - watch this space for further updates.

 Hozelock Sensor Plus Automatic Controller

 

Multi-Outlet Water Timer - 2 Hose Model

My Orbit 2 manifold water timer.

It has 2 separate timed outlets so that you can water 2 separate areas.

It has a manual override so you can run it for 10 or 20 minutes without affecting the settings

It also has a rain delay function to stop it watering for a day or 2 if there has been heavy rain.

I love the big easy to read dial and LCD screen.

 Orbit 94148 Buddy II Two-Port Digital Tap Timer

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Plastic And Metal Hose Connectors Tested and Reviewed

The latest Hozelock and Gardena metal/plastic connectors.

I have tested all of the most popular plastic hose connectors in the UK over the last 18 years including Gardena, Hozelock, Draper, Rehau and Karcher.

After my extensive testing I have come to the conclusion that Gardena and Karcher were the best, followed by Hozelock and Rehau. Draper is a good budget brand and widely available. Mostly you will be able to mix and match but it is better to stick to one system.

My personal favorite now is the Karcher system as it has the best ergonomic grip for use by wet or arthritic hands, and each connector fits a wide range of hose diameters from the usual 13mm right up to 19mm. It is all plastic but has the best fit and less leaks.

All brands make more expensive part metal connectors. The Hozelock Pro and Gardena Premium connectors are more robust than their standard plastic models.

Now Under 3rd Year of Testing!

Superb Karcher Connectors - fits up to 19mm hose - I say these are the best!

 

 Karcher Universal Hose Connector - Yellow/Black

 Karcher Universal Hose Connector Plus with Aqua Stop

 Karcher Nozzle Set

Hozelock connectors - the market leader - not as good as they used to be.

 Hozelock Hose End Connector PLUS (12.5mm & 15mm) Twin Pack

 Hozelock 2352 Hose Fitting Starter Set

 

Gardena hose connectors - German made quality - pricey but last longer than any other fitting.

 Gardena 18291-20 System Basic Set - Black/Orange/Grey

Avoid really cheap watering connectors, they will leak and break up after a couple of seasons at most.

The connectors shown are known as female connectors and are the ones that you fit your spray gun into.

A more advanced version is the water stop connector which as the name suggests, stops the water coming out when you disconnect whatever was fixed to it.

This is very useful if you often change from a spray gun to a lawn sprinkler for instance.

The water-stop connector will save you going back to the tap to turn it off and also stop you getting a soaking!

Gardena and Hozelock both make more expensive metal connectors. Whilst these connectors do contain metal parts and should last longer than the all plastic connectors please be aware that they still contain plastic parts, which if broken, will render the connector useless.

 

FREDSHED TOP TIP TO STOP LEAKING CONNECTORS

Whatever type of connector you buy you will find that over time they will stiffen up and become hard to use. Even the brass ones have plastic inside them so it is a good idea to have a can of WD-40 Specialist High Performance Silicone  to keep them nice and slippery for easy use. Silicon spray is like oil for plastic so having a can in your shed is essential in my opinion.

 

If your connector starts leaking the first thing to check is the small rubber washer on the male part. These can easily be replaced and you can buy a kit using the link below.

    

Hozelock 2299 Spares Kit (HOZ2299)

Hozelock 2291 Double Male Connector

 WD-40 Specialist High Performance Silicone 400ml

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New 3 way Tap Connector With Water Can Filling Outlet

The Hozelock Flow Max has 2 connectors for hosepipes and a separate outlet on the side so that you can fill a can without having to disconnect any of your hosepipes.

This is particularly useful if you are using water timers. The water can outlet can be moved to either side of the unit to suit your needs.

It can be used with or without a timer and is simple to set up.

Please use the links below to find the best price, any purchase from these links also helps support this site, thank you, Fred

 Hozelock Flow Max 3 Way Connector

 

Solid Brass Garden Watering Connectors and Tap Manifold

solid brass 

Spear & Jackson 3/4-inch 2-Way Brass Tap Connector 

 Spear & Jackson 1/2-inch Female Plus 1/2-inch Male Brass Hose Connectors

 Spear & Jackson 1/2-inch Female Brass Hose Connector with Water Stop

 

Hozelock 4 Way Water Manifold for connecting multiple watering systems

Can be placed away from the tap!

    install it anywhere you want

I have used one of these excellent gadgets for over 12 years now and although it has faded a bit in the sun it still works well and is one of the most useful pieces of equipment in my garden.

Whilst there are many 2,3 and 4 branch manifolds that fit directly onto your tap the Hozelock one has the versatility to be placed away from the tap in a more convenient location.

Hozelock 4 Way Connector for Garden Taps 2150

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The Strongest No Kink- No Twisting Hosepipe

Everflow Hose

During the 16 years I have been running this website and testing tools I have seen several hosepipes that claim to be anti-kink and twist resistant, crush proof, long life, guaranteed forever.

None have fully delivered on the promise and the best one mysteriously disappeared from the market.

Well now I have come across the Everflow Hose made by Copely Developments in Leicester.

The hose is multilayered, a bit stiffer than most and slightly heavy, but from my tests so far is TOTALLY unstoppable.

The reason the Everflow hose is so un-crushable is that it has a unique, patented internal baffle.

To test the hose I parked my huge Chrysler 300c on it and the water came through unaffected.

Previously I tested a Hozelock Ultra Flex Hose.

Hozelock has been making hoses in the UK for many years and offer a range of qualities and lengths to suit your garden.

The Hozelock anti kink hose resisted kinking more than most and is a very good hose but it is not 100% unstoppable like the Everflow hose.

Remember when buying plastic products. Buy cheap - buy twice!

Everflow Hose

The Everflow hose can withstand 10 bar of pressure - far more than any domestic mains supply.

The nearest Hozelock hose is their "Ultra Hose"

 Hozelock Ultimate Hose, 30 m

As the Everflow hose is a bit stiff and strong you may want to put it on a reel.

The German made Claber Trolleys are the best I have come across.

 Claber Ecosei - hose reels (Cart reel, Functional, Aluminium, 1/2, 5/8)

 Claber Metal Gemini Hose Cart

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Best Lawn sprinkler

Gardena Comfort Aquazoom

7 years good service on my lawn

I have tested dozens of lawn sprinklers over the 18 years of running Fredshed and often found them hard to set up right.

I always go back to using the same one I had 7 years ago as it is so versatile.

The Gardena Aquazoom impressed me the most as it is very easy to adjust and like all German made Gardena products - it is a quality product that lasts.

The clever design has slider adjustment for depth and width on both ends, so you can set it to water where you want and not waste water.

It is totally perfect for square and oblong lawns.

If you want a cheap simple version (UK made too) then the Hozelock Aquastorm will do the job.

If you want a more solid, long lasting sprinkler then the Gardena Aquazoom is my recommendation as it is as close to a perfect product as you can get and I really hope it will remain available for another 7 years. Why reinvent perfection?

 

 Gardena 250/2 Comfort Aquazoom

During 2016 I tested the latest Gardena Sprinkler

It was good but I still prefer my fantastic Aquazoom! It is so much easier to set.

 Gardena Premium Full/ Part Circle Pulse Sprinkler on Sled

Slider adjustment for depth and width on both ends.

 Gardena 250/2 Comfort Aquazoom

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Most Popular Retractable Hose Reels

Retractable Hose Reels Tested and Reviewed

Hose reels now come in a wide range of types and sizes.

The auto reel has a big spring in it that pulls the hose back when you tug and let go, mostly. There is also a lever to lock it or release it.

The fast reel is more basic and reliable as you turn the handle to wind it in. Both available up to 40m.

I use both types and find that the automatic recoil ones are the most likely to fail so if you can afford a top quality one like a Gardena then this is what I recomend.

The Hozelock Pico Reel which is a small simple reel with a thin bore hose that extends to 10m which is ideal for small gardens.

It comes with a practical variable pattern spray gun and the whole thing is light enough to be carried around.

 Hozelock Pico Reel

Auto Reel or Fast Reel (wind it back with a lever, more reliable and longer)

 

    

Hozelock Rewinding Hose Reels

    

 Gardena Wall-Mounted automatic: Swivelling hose reel, 35m including wall bracket, system parts, and spray nozzle

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Xhose - Is it a gimmick or a must have product?

Every now and again a product comes along and promises to re-invent the wheel. You see it on the TV, in magazines and at shows.

Very few live up to the hype and the flat expandable hosepipe may be one of them. The idea is that you can have a huge hosepipe but store it in a small space and get it in and out more quickly.

Being an old hand at spotting the gimmicks I immediately ignored this product and early reviews reported many premature leaks and failures.

Some of this may be avoided by lower water pressure so I have included a link below to a connector from Karcher that can do this.

Then whilst chatting to my neighbour he began espousing the benefits of his wondrous hose.

The trick it seems is to buy the original product and not one of the super cheap knock offs. Then after using your hose put it away in a box so it is protected from the elements and  clumsy people with large boots or sharp tools.

My neighbour Ian using his Xhose

He cleverly stores it in a plastic box after use.

 Official Xhose 50ft with Adaptor

 Official Xhose 100ft with Adaptor

 Karcher Control Valve

 

Under testing - The YoYO Italian made expanding hose with 3 year warranty

Yoyo Hose with Fittings and Spraygun 30m

 

Plastic Coiled Hoses

This was my original curly hose

It lasted 3 years then the connectors went brittle and broke

If you can afford the initial cost then buy the German made Gardena Professional Curly hose as it should last much longer and work out cheaper in the long run and cause less landfill.

Coiled hoses save space and time as they stretch quickly to 30ft and then spring back to virtually nothing. As with most good inventions there are many cheap copies about being sold by unscrupulous people. Sorry to say, often at shows where they also sell lots of "special" mops!

Draper Tools make a reasonable quality coil hose and are a good company to deal with.

A superb little spray gun is included and the fittings are all compatible with Hozelock and Gardena.

 20M Recoil Hose With Spray Gun And Tap Connector

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The Best Water Butts - Oak or Plastic?

Waterbutts & Rain Diverters

Most water barrels are pretty ugly green or black plastic and are fine if you can hide them away. If you can't there are now some clever options. I used to have a real oak barrel (a former sherry barrel) which was lovely looking but very heavy and rotted away after about 4 years. The problem was not the oak but the iron rings holding it together which rusted away so the barrel leaked then fell apart. As a sherry barrel it was designed to hold alcohol and not water, which rusts metal.

A new option is this waterbutt shown above which looks like a traditional oak barrel but is actual made from a high grade plastic. This should last many years with no maintenance and although I generally don't like plastic - especially in the garden, this is one product that I think is practical and looks good too.

If you are buying a water butt I do recommend that you buy a proper stand for it as they are designed to enable you to get your watering can close to the tap. I have used Sankey and Harcoster waterbutts for many years and am happy to recommend both makes.

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Rain Water Diverters

A good idea but a pain in the butt?

Collecting rainwater from your roof to use for watering and reduce your bills sounds like a good idea and a number of companies produce rain diverting products to enable you to do this.

Sadly some of them are dreadful and fitting them can be a real "pain in the butt". Nearly all the kits come with the minimum of fittings and they either charge you more for "accessories" or leave you scratching your head at the plumbing counter while you try and work out which diameter of hose, pipe or connector you need to connect the damn thing to your butt (that's a barrel for Americans).

For example the most popular (and the original) device is the Rainsava which comes supplied with a small white plastic pipe to connect to your barrel.

This is fine if your barrel has straight sides, but many don't.  If so you will need to purchase an extra flexible pipe kit, which most shops don't stock.

If you cut your drainpipe to fit a Rainsava then you will probably need to buy and fit drainpipe clips to hold it securely. If not you may get soaked in stinky water when you try and take it apart to unblock it, or your drainpipe will leak and damage the fabric of your house.

These overpriced "easy fit" plastic gadgets, with inadequate instructions are the sort of thing that annoy me intensely and is a good reason why so many people visit Fredshed.com for honest advice.

Rain diverters are also prone to blocking and cleaning them out is not as simple as the instructions make out as many are made from poor quality plastic that is hard to fit together or take apart.

Once your device is fitted you will need to check it regularly for blockages.

Forget to check and clear any rainwater diverter and you could cause some serious damage to your walls.

(Fredshed tells you the pros and cons of products not just the good bits mentioned on the box)

I am currently using 3 different types, and have used many others.

 

Under Testing

1,  Droughtbuster Rainwater Diverter - Also known as the Universal Rainwater Diverter

Made in the UK, Has a simple lever to switch to bypass mode for winter use.

2. Guttermate - with removable crud basket

3. Sankey Rain Diverter - simple and the cheapest

Just to make things more confusing Sankey also sell the Guttermate 2 as the Sankey Guttermate, and their own more simple Rain Diverter

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Guttermate Rain Water Diverter with Debris Collection.

 

The "Guttermate" has a removable basket that collects the moss, leaves and other debris from your roof.

It can also be switched to winter bypass mode but you will need to take it apart to do this.

Guttermate 2 has now done away with this feature

I would say that this simple Uk made device is best if you fit it in a location that you have easy access to. It is also the easiest to de-activate in the winter months, and the easiest to clear if blocked.

The downside is that is does not collect all the water going down the pipe so will only collect when there is plenty of rainfall. There seems to be a trade off with these devices between collecting the maximum amount of water and not blocking up.

For a really simple and cheap device with no filter you could try the Strata diverter from Ward.

 

 Gutter Mate Rain Diverter and Filter

 Strata Ward Water Butt Filler Kit For Downpipes #GN237

 ebertSankey Water Diverter Kit (Black, 0.5 Metres)

The best of the bunch - none of them is perfect.

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Holiday Watering Devices

I have tested many gadgets and gizmos that claim to water your plants when you go away.

I have lost a lot of plants as a result!

The 2 gadgets below are the most reliable I know.

Bottle Top Watering Spikes

These Aqua balance bottle top watering spikes lasted about 4 years in the Fredshed test and saved a lot of plants.

(There are cheap copies of these that don't work and are a total waste of money)

These self regulating spikes use air temperature to dictate the amount of water released. Therefore they water more when the weather is hot and the plants need it. Each kit comes with a small 650mm container but you can change this and add your own bottle. Fits bottles up to 2 litres.

Buy drinks bottle watering spike

 

Hanging Basket Watering Solution

These amazing little pads swell up with water and retain it so that it is released into your hanging basket or pot slowly and carefully. As they dry they shrink back but then swell again with watering.

These slices are made from a new environmentally friendly material unlike some of the old swell gel type products that came out around 10 years ago.

The water slice is also very durable and is like a sponge. I have dried them out and left them for weeks before dehydrating and they survived this test.

 

These big water swollen gel slices are for hanging baskets but can also go in the bottom of pots

Water slices -pack of 12 saving £4.00

 Nutley's Water Slice Sponge (Pack of 4)

 

 

More Innovative Watering Products

 

Automatic Watering Systems

Irrigatia - Solar Powered Automatic Watering System

I had often thought that solar energy could be used to power watering systems supplied by water butts and finally someone has invented a system that is simple and reliable. 

The Irrigatia Solar Automatic watering system is RESPONSIVE so only releases the water when there has been enough sun to charge the 3 AA batteries from the solar panel.  The clever thing about this is that you don't need to mess about setting a timer because the amount of sunshine generally correlates to the amount of water needed by your plants.

There are 2 models, the SOL-C12 has a small solar panel and was the original model launched in 2012.

The SOL-C24 has a larger panel to enable it to water larger areas. Both kits come with 12 drippers but you can buy extension kits and connect the system to seep hoses as well .

The SOL -C24 has improved internal components so this is the one I recommend and not the smaller, older SOL-12.

The controller with the built in solar panel can be placed up to 20m from the water barrel and the last dripper can be as far as 60m away. This gives you have a lot of choice about where you put your water barrel and the controller.

Your controller box needs to be south facing to get the required amount of sunlight through the solar panel and into the batteries.

July 2016 update - my unit failed due to the small rubber diaphragm getting stuck in the pump. Irrigatia customer services were fast to send another which I fitted in 5 minutes.

 Irrigatia SOL-C12 Unique Solar Powered Weather Responsive Automatic Watering System

 Irrigatia SOL-C24 Weather responsive Solar automatic watering system.

 

Automatic Watering Systems

For ultimate flexibility and reliability I have been using this German made Gardena system of drippers for the last 5 years.

One important factor with watering systems is that as your plants grow they will require varying amounts of water so your system must be able to cope with this easily.

If your system is watering the same type of plants, eg 12 tomato plants then that is easier than if you are trying to water 6 tomatoes, 3 chilli plants and 3 cucumbers.

Another thing I would like to say about drippers is that some of them will block up, especially if you have hard water.  To stop this you will need to clean them at the end of the season so factor in this time when you are considering buying a "time saving" automatic system.

Buy complete automatic watering kits from a Fredshed recommended supplier

 

 

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Water Barrel Pumps

Beat the hosepipe ban with a Water Butt pump

If you collect water from your roof you can pump it from your water butt through your hosepipe.

This pump is also useful for emptying swimming pools and ponds. It is mains powered and comes with a long lead. You need to place 2 bricks in the bottom of your tank and place the pump on it to avoid sucking in debris from the bottom. It is helpful if you have arms like a gibbon or you can hang the pump form a rope and guess the depth. If you suck in any muck the pump will stop and is easy to clean out as it has a filter. The pump takes a while to work as it needs to prime itself to start. Once it is going - Bob's your Uncle!

 

My Old Draper Water butt pump saved many plants during the hosepipe bans and at other times cut my water bills considerably.

 Draper 36327 40 Litre 350 W 230 V Submersible Water Butt Pump with Float Switch

Collecting rainwater is easy but lugging it around in watering cans is not.

Water Barrel Pumps - Mains and Solar Powered Water Pumps

 

 
 

Plastic Versus Metal Watering Cans

Plastic watering cans have the advantage on weight but they don't have the durability of metal watering cans and this is proven by the amount of old fashioned grey cans that are still being used today after being passed down from generations of gardeners. A good quality plastic can may well last a long time but the majority of plastic cans sold today are cheap, nasty and will become brittle with exposure to sunlight.

The traditional grey British metal watering can was galvanised to stop it rusting, and had a copper rose. Being round, and bulky, these cans caused a fair few bruises on my legs when I lugged one around as a youngster - many moons ago.  This style of can is still available but the coating is now titanium coloured galva-guard, which looks similar.

Modern British made metal watering cans come in a range of sizes and now you can get the slimmer profile ones that are easier on your legs and back.

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 Haws Metal 5-Litre Slimcan Watering Can, Titanium

 Haws 6-litre Green Practican Watering Can

All of the Haws watering cans are available in a range of colours and 2 sizes.

Best General Purpose Plastic Watering Can

I prefer the slim profile, flat sided cans as you can carry them nearer to your body, which causes less strain on your spine.  The best I have found is from the UK company Haws.

Modern Haws Watering Cans

 Haws 6-litre Green Practican Watering Can

Haws Metal 5-Litre Slimcan Watering Can, Titanium

These are my 2 modern Haws watering cans that I use in my garden in Oxford.

The silver one Haws one is metal and has a slimline profile that is easy to carry. It is galvanised steel so it wont rust and looks totally natural in a garden.

All of the Haws watering cans are available in a range of colours and 2 sizes.

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Copper Watering Cans

 Haws V181 1L Hand-Made Copper Watering Can - Gold

This is my old Haws copper watering can that has been made in a factory in Birmingham for decades.

Copper is extremely light and does not rust so makes fantastic cans. Sadly copper is extremely expensive so it is only used in the smaller type for conservatories and widow sills. You can still buy the 1 litre version of my old can that is hand made in Brum.

It makes a lovely present and your purchase will help keep traditional British garden tool making alive.

 
 

 

 

 

Bottle Top Watering Gadget

Golden Shed Award Winner

 

These handy little plastic gadgets let you convert an old pop bottle into the most convenient watering can.

The slim size is ideal for sitting on narrow shelves and heating up to room temperature in the sun.

You can use a variety of sizes of pop bottle including coloured ones that look nicer on a window sill.

The bottle top waterers are so handy and so popular with my readers that in 2002 I awarded them a coveted Golden Shed Award.

Bottle Top Watering Caps make ideal gifts for any plant lover.

 Nutley's Bottle Top Waterers (Set of 4)

 

Best Watering Lance - misting head or drenching

This superb long handled watering lance has an adjustable head that can produce a shower like drenching pattern or a fine delicate mist.

Ideal for ferns, seedlings and wet T shirt competitions.

If you have hanging baskets or deep borders with delicate plants then a telescopic lance is a must have tool. Rehau are a German company who make a wide range of good quality watering equipment including the excellent telescopic lance I use. If you want a cheaper version then Draper is a suitable option.

If you don't need a telescopic lance the short 18 inch one is very handy and takes up less shed space too.

Pump Action Spray Lances

Unless you are prepared to pay for an expensive professional model these products tend to be very shonky and either leak or won't hold much pressure.

Its not 100% but my Spear & Jackson model is good for the money and at least S&J can be contacted if you need a part.

 Spear & Jackson 8 Litre Pump Action Pressure Sprayer

 

 
 

H2Go Wheelbarrow Water Bag

 

This is basically a very thick, strong plastic bag with an inlet/outlet so that you can fill it up with 80 litres of water and transport it by barrow, car, trolley etc to wherever you need it. I have used this to save trees from dying in last years hot dry summer.

Whilst this is a very good product please be aware that 80 litres of water is very heavy so to handle this in a wheelbarrow you will need to be very strong.

You need to be strong and well co-ordinated to use it.

A twin wheel barrow will make the job easier as it will be more stable.

Pouring out is easier said than done and a helper to stop the bag slipping about is a good idea too.

 H2Go Collapsible Portable Water Carrier Container 80 litres

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Fredshed watersaving tips - Soaker Hoses

In hot spells I keep a watering can near my shower and fill it up with the cold water that comes out before the hot comes through.

Also I use the water from my vegetable steamer to water plants - they love the nutrients too.

A soaker hose is one of the most efficient and easy to use irrigation systems. it is less prone to failure than separate drippers and sprayers and wont wash away your soil.

There are some very cheap and shonky soaker hoses being sold so to be on the safe side I recommend buying the UK made Hozelock soaker hose.

 

UK made Hozelock Soaker hoses.

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Plastic fantastic? not sure about that? I prefer metal bodied spray guns

Coming soon - Gardena frost proof long life garden sprayers

To be tested this winter!

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