Watering can roses

  • 8 Replies
  • 1182 Views
*

Wellington

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: East Midlands
  • 132
Watering can roses
« on: April 19, 2020, 15:52 »
I must have had hundreds and they ALL dribble and soak my feet to some degree. Any recommendations for one that doesn't?

*

Kleftiwallah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Wiltshire
  • 3161
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 18:55 »

Only the ones soldered or braised onto the spout of the watering can.

Cheers,   Tony. :)
I may be growing OLD, but I refuse to grow UP !

*

JayG

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: South West Sheffield
  • 15971
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 08:21 »
The two problems I've encountered are:

1) The rose isn't a tight enough fit on the spout so falls off - fixed by wrapping a few turns of PTFE tape round the end of the spout to make a tighter fit.

2) The sprinkler disc dribbles round the edges where it fits into its housing - clean and dry it, then seal all the way round with silicone sealant (mastic frame sealant would probably work if you don't have any silicone sealant.)
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

One of the best things about being an orang-utan is the fact that you don't lose your good looks as you get older

*

Wellington

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: East Midlands
  • 132
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 10:32 »
Itís option two thatís the problem, even with metal ones. I was hoping you get ones with the sealing bit already done!

Iíll get some sealant, if I can find any. Thank you.

*

snowdrops

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Burbage,Leics
  • 16462
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 12:19 »
Can I just jump in & ask how to clean the metal sealed roses from my Hawes can bought specifically for watering seedlings? I was about to create a thread but seemed a bit silly with this one ongoing?
Iíve soaked both roses & given a good scrub from the outside with a brush but still after a first tip up & a nice spray they seem to block up & dribble out in places
A woman's place is in her garden.

See my diary pages here
and add a comment here

*

Kleftiwallah

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Wiltshire
  • 3161
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 12:31 »
Good morning Wellington,  if you need to buy a 'cylinder' of sealant and you don't use it all, cover the open end with clingfilm and pop ity in the freezer.  It will last for months.  Or if you have a hot glue gun...(I've never known such a wasteful tool)!

Cheers,  Tony.

*

JayG

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: South West Sheffield
  • 15971
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 15:48 »
Iíve soaked both roses & given a good scrub from the outside with a brush but still after a first tip up & a nice spray they seem to block up & dribble out in places

A bottle brush (preferably one with a 'bent end') should do the trick.

*

RichardA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Lincolnshire
  • 1468
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 19:47 »
I usually find that if a rose runs slow or not at all particularly if starts doing that after being tipped up after running OK previously then scale formed in the watering can and running down to rose is to blame. I usually give the watering can a good shake round with water and a handful of gravel then wash out with hosepipe jet.. If it doesn't run at all them blame a snail in the spout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*

Wellington

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: East Midlands
  • 132
Re: Watering can roses
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 18:29 »
Good morning Wellington,  if you need to buy a 'cylinder' of sealant and you don't use it all, cover the open end with clingfilm and pop ity in the freezer.  It will last for months.  Or if you have a hot glue gun...(I've never known such a wasteful tool)!

Cheers,  Tony.

I hardly ever use sealant, but I do have a glue gun. I shall try that first, thank you.



xx
Watering can roses

Started by Lardman on Equipment Shed

0 Replies
788 Views
Last post April 17, 2014, 20:26
by Lardman
xx
Needing a good watering can or watering can rose. Any recommendations?

Started by timdunn on Equipment Shed

4 Replies
415 Views
Last post May 17, 2020, 10:37
by Yorkie
xx
Watering can ll

Started by Jd1980 on Equipment Shed

3 Replies
289 Views
Last post May 16, 2020, 23:15
by johnjsdb
xx
Self watering devices

Started by snow white on Equipment Shed

2 Replies
897 Views
Last post August 09, 2019, 08:29
by mumofstig
 

Page created in 0.13 seconds with 37 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |