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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: 27,430

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • 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: 27,430

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    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 Posts: 10,403
    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
  • richhondacrichhondac Posts: 222

    Try soaking it in lemon juce

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    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?

  • Penelope8Penelope8 Posts: 1
    My question is actually the inside of the can; a red plastic one that I leave in the greenhouse to use just for tomato feed. The inside is dried on feed/algae/??? Any ideas for getting this off.. apart from a wire brush, which is rather difficult! ? Need some way of dissolving it I think….
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