In my post from yesterday I mentioned the new garden hose. GMan unpacked and set it up today. Here it is.
The hose retracts onto the reel inside the case which swivels on the black spindle. Here is another view with the hose slightly extended.
The 30 metre hose extends from the existing tap to the vegetable garden area. We do need more hose to reach the blueberries and the yet-to-be-built beds on the far side. We put some of the new fittings onto one of the old hoses and hung it inside the garden area. That way we can extend the new hose, attach the extra bit and we can water the whole of the vegetable garden area with ease.
GMan put this bracket on one of the posts to store the extra hose. The bracket was one that had come from my father and proved to be perfect for our needs.
I have really neglected the garden for several weeks but nevertheless we still have things growing. I weeded the flower garden that I made a few months ago and found that I even had some flowers.
These heartsease had managed to grow from seed and thrive among the weeds. I have weeded the bed and transplanted some so that there is now a border of them in front of the sweet peas.
Finally, I wanted to show you the garlic that I have growing and also the celery which is now ensconced in cut-down milk bottles to encourage the stems to grow upright in a bunch rather than spreading out everywhere.
I hope you have had a great weekend and that the weather has been kind enough to get outdoors.
I’v looked at those hoses and wondered how they’d be. Will be keen to get feedback after you’ve used it for a while. Such a good idea!
We got it on the recommendation of a work colleague of mine – she loves hers! I will certainly let you know but my initial assessment is very favourable. 🙂
I think we need one of those so will be interested to hear your thoughts.
Might have to wait for real reviews as we don’t often use a hose due to the consistent rainfall.