I'm considering buying a coiled garden hose, as I'm very bad at keeping kinks out of the usual kind. Does anyone have advice on what to buy?
Hi Maureen instead of buying a coiled hose try using an old tyre rim and coiling an ordinary hose around it - that ll keep the kinks out of it Works for us !
I hate my coiled hose, it still develops kinks and I also manage to trip over it too. It does not seem to stretch very far and can never be left unattended as it seems to move all by itself.
Hi, we used a (borrowed) coiled hose for a while & also found it easy to trip over & it didn't stretch as far as it should either.
When we bought our own new one last year we opted for one advertised as "non-kink," (has a stripe down it) - so far so good . Strangely we haven't used it much lately........
Thank you all for your helpful replies - it seems that coiled hoses are not the answer. I'd try the tyre rim, but as neither I nor my partner drive it may be hard to find one. I'll have a look for the non-kink variety, but as you say Jeannie, it really isn't urgent, I'm a born optimist however and the sun is bound to come out soon .
Hi Maureen, coiled hoses are a nightmare. you don't have to be a driver to acquire a tyre rim. Try your local motor garage or tyre dealer
I bought a non kink one the year we moved to Belgium - 1991. It has its own stand and reel and has only just started to kink a bit but then it is getting on and does get left out in all weathers including heavy winter frosts and snow when I forget to bring it in.
Do those of you who have non-kink hoses have any recommendations? Does Hozelock do one?
Cheap and cheerful. Aldi's your best bet.
Can't remember what make ours is; very likely Hozelock, it's bright green & has 2 narrower yellow stripes.
Why can't someone make the fittings "fit" - they all drip when in use !!
I agree Jeannie, they drip, or the sprayer shoots off and your feet get soaked.