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Hello everyone

Can anyone tell me which is the best method to store a large garden hose?


  • The very best way is on a reel, somewhere frost won't get to it. 

    If you're leaving it outside where the frost might affect it, it should be fine as long as you ensure it's not full up with water; this usually leads to broken nozzles and guns (the plastic ones) and split hosepipe.

  • Same as Bob. Wall mounted hose reel is the best for unrealing and realing it back. I have a metal hose reel  that holds about 75m of hose. I protect from frost by using a couple of compost bags cut down and then stuck back together for the right size with gorilla tape. I then use a bungee strap to keep it tight on to the reel. You can buy covers but making one yourself will safe you money and the sizing  will be a better fit. Mine cost no more than £3 to make 

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    The other benefit of a reel is that much of the water will be expelled as it's rolled back in - assuming you don't have a spray head still attached which is trigger operated.

  • Thankyou everyone for your replies. I will surely get the benefits as your suggestions.

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852

    I ve got this one, it’s very good, you can pull out the hose from three different places, it doesn’t kink, winds up very easily. Wouldn’t be with out it. Nice and neat on the wall.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks for your suggestion.

    Last edited: 24 January 2018 09:35:34

  • Thanks for your suggestion.

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,104

    I have the same hose reel as, Lyn...well worth the money and works flawlessly image

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    Looks good.  Sadly, due to the layout of my garden it's too bulky to have wall mounted.  I have a couple of hoses on wheeled trollies so those can be stored in the shed.

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