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Flat Hose irrigation advice please
« on: March 28, 2007, 15:15 »
Hi everyone - I hope this is the correct place for this topic!
I need to buy an irrigation system - not too expensive or tricky.

I have 2 outside taps - 1 at rear of house and 1 on side wall.
I have 3 areas I need to irrigate using flat hose.

1. Rear Garden
The side tap would be used to water veg and side border and would run in a straight line of approx 100ft.

2 & 3 Front garden
The rear tap is actually closer to front bed (odd I know!) and for that I need to water 2 areas so would need an L shape connector to join 2 flat hoses. 1 x 50ft and 1 x10ft

I hope this makes some sort of sense, but what I need is advice/tips on best way to irrigate these areas and what equipment I would need to purchase and lastly where from?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Flat Hose irrigation advice please
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 21:49 »
Not helpful I know but what happens if there's a hosepipe ban? Maybe think about incorporating a water butt/grey water aspect? Plus loads of mulching. See Bob Flowerdew/The No Work Garden (probably in the library) for hints and tips.
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Flat Hose irrigation advice please
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 22:56 »
Because we now have both water butts connected and the big 1000ltr ICL container, our water bill has gone down and at the moment we are in credit for £15!!!


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Flat Hose irrigation advice please
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 23:03 »
2 x 100 ft hoses will do for both in my thinking with a decent spray and straight head attachment. just water the front bed frommthe one hose and pull it around .use a wheel retriever on the wall to wind it back up on

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