Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Anyone got any tips of how to keep the inside of a watering can rose clean? I have washed out the WC and rinsed the rose out under a tap, but still after a while the holes in the rose get clogged and is only spouting a third of the water. Most annoyingimage


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    Put it in a tray of kettle de-scaler and then bang it around a bit

  • Thanks Nut, I'll give that a go. It's a good rose so I like to hang on to it for a little while.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    Don't bang it too hard it it's a good one

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Edd, I quite agree; that's what I use on the shower head too, though just vinegar works also.

  • I would suggest those fizzy denture tablets, I use them for my flask as well, get them in poundland, break a couple up inside the rose then sink it in hot water, might have to weight it down then leave it a few hours.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198
    Mine get blocked - not by scale but by bits of debris. If you let it dry out completely you can shake it all out of the end that joins the spout - with a bit of patience
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • richhondacrichhondac Posts: 207

    Try soaking it in lemon juce

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Reverse flow of water (forceful) and then always ensure there are no bits in the water you put in the can.

    Have you tried putting it through the dish-washer?

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