Between the X-Hose and the Flexi Sprayer, hand watering might just have moved into the world of modern day convenience. If you have a big garden like I do, then you need lots of lengths of heavy hose that have surely taken out your back — or at least a plant of two as you have moved it around. Smaller gardens just don’t have the space for this necessary tool. Either way, hoses are a pain in the butt and one of my least favorite things about gardening. One that shrinks up like a shriveling leaf when I am not putting it use would put a big smile on my face. I need to try this out.
Also up for the best new product award at Chelsea is the Flexi- Sprayer. It is the all in one waterer that is meant to eliminate the need for other sprinklers This head is flexible so you can use it as a hand waterer or as a free standing sprinkler or you can even hang it from overhead. There are a variety of flow settings. Why have a bucket full of sprinklers when you can have just one…I hope it is made well though….am I alone in finding hand watering wands to be the most flimsy things ever?
There are 13 products on the short list for ‘best new product’ and they are all interesting. Since I have this tendency to disagree with RHS judges (and don’t know yet which will win), I will be sharing all the the nominees for best new garden product all week and at the end of the week will post a survey on Facebook so that we can choose our own favorite.
Check out the other contestants:
- Straysparks Hand Forged Decorative Trellis
- Twool Wool Garden Twine
- Sneeboer’s Roayl Dutch Hoe
- More to come…
images hozelock, perennial shop.