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soaker hose versus drip line.......

Depends on what you're using it for.  In a veg garden I use a soaker hose as it's easy to move around as your veg pattern changes each year (and easy to loop up for winter storage).  A drip line is good for shrubs, trees, and perennial.. things that are in the same location year round.  Once you run the drip line, you keep it in place year round.  Drip line is great for patio pots too.  


  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 5,600

    I use a soaker hose on the sunny side of my garden as it dries out quickly.  The border is a mixture of roses, perennials and shrubs.  It also runs under the conifers which allows me to grow plants under the canopy.

    I use a drip line on my patio which waters all the pots and containers.  I find the soaker less trouble as occasionally the drip line springs a leak, they both run off the same outside tap with a splitter and a timer.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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