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    Default Watering cans - expensive?

    I use two watering cans on the allotment - both cheap (I think) that I bought some years ago.

    At the weekend I realised that there are a number of jobs where I need one at home too.

    So, I thought I'd pick one up at the local garden centre.

    Chroist! They ain't cheap - well, not at first.

    The 'big' garden centre only seemed to stock Haws watering cans and their cheapest was 10 for the 6-7 litre jobby. "I'm not paying 10 for a watering can" I muttered to LadyWayne as we walked out having already spent a fortune.

    I popped to the other local 'small' garden centre and nearly walked back out again when all I seemed to be able to find was more Haws watering cans - this time at 21.95!!!

    Then I spotted a couple of red ones up high on a shelf. 4.99, that's more like it I thought.

    It's definitely 'cheap' but all it has to do is carry/dispense water.

    You'd think that these places would stock more of the cheaper ones wouldn't you - to encourage responsible watering?
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    Hmm sometimes it doesnt pay to buy a cheap one - I bought one recently for my 6 year old - pretty one with painted flowers on - thought it was ideal for her as its only small -cost 3ish - leaks like mad!
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    They do stock the cheap ones they just sell very quickly. B&Q has the cheap ones in, as do Wilkinsons, Asda, Tesco and few other places.

    I got my one from Poundland ages ago, leaked round the bit where the rose joins the spout but gaffa tape sorted that out. Not a bad bargain for a 10lt watering can.

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    I have 4 watering cans. 3 plastic and one really old but still leakproof galvanised. The plastic ones are all 6.5l and were 1.98 from Wilkinsons. I think they do a 9l one at 3.48.

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    When I watched the first Gardeners world program the other week they used one of those flexible trugs as a watering can, so that might be a cheaper alternative.
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    I inherited 3 in my shed that was left on the lottie, no rose though so I bought a rose and it falls off if I use it the wrong way lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    When I watched the first Gardeners world program the other week they used one of those flexible trugs as a watering can, so that might be a cheaper alternative.
    Tricky not to wash away what you're watering though...
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    My local (i.e. yokel) garden centre scoffed at me asking for a metal one.

    "oooooooooooooooFFFFFFFF, you're looking at 30 butt for a propa metal one".

    That's what I had in mind anyway, so I just nodded slowly and left !

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