I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.
You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity.
We had our 18th Open Garden in 2019.
We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We have given over 200 presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Best Garden Watering Products

When it comes to gardening tools only the best will do, there is nothing worse than a fork bending or a hose kinking or a fitting blowing off and soaking you.
Usually a good product will save you money in the long run as they last for a long time.
I have made mistakes in the past buying cheap stuff and living to regret it.
One thing I have never scrimped on are garden hoses, I hate hoses that kink and burst, that’s why I have for the past 20 years only bought Gardena products, and yes I am still using them today.

One of the hoses I am using at the moment is a ‘super-flex kink resistant 6, which I think would be at the top of the Gardena range, it’s a great hose and well worth a few extra dollars.

The same applies for hose fittings, when I go to our local hardware store I do not look anywhere else but Gardena and they are trouble free and do not come off the hose unlike some other brands.
In some places in our garden I need two hose outlets and fortunately Gardena make a conversion that fits onto your tap and gives you two outlets, believe me it’s very handy.

Often when watering our garden I wonder just how much water am I using? Well Gardena have another great product which fits between your hose and spray gun (Gardena of course)

 that tells you exactly how much water you are using, it’s called a ‘water smart flow meter’ it shows total per day, per watering cycle and even per season. I must admit I received a shock after watering the garden for a day; it made me a little more careful in my water consumption.

I also have an auto watering system and some sprinklers that I will review later; I have no doubt that they will be the highest quality.

I forgot to mention that all Gardena products are made in Europe and come with a guarantee, for instance the hose has a 30 year guarantee which is pretty awesome to think my hose will last me until I am 99 years old.