New hose for watering

 A happy plant kept alive with careful use of mains water when our water butts dried up for several weeks.

A happy plant kept alive with careful use of mains water when our water butts dried up for several weeks.

Recently, we were delighted to be donated a new, 50m long, and beautiful, Gardena hose and all the connecting and spraying bits. This was funded by Flymo and McCulloch, who are sister companies of Gardena.  

This started, after an e-mail to us, and when we were really suffering from the Summer drought. At the time, we were having to connect two shorter second-hand hoses to reach most of the garden and our 'vintage' hose end was leaking too so the volunteers were getting almost as damp as the flower beds.

Of course, since, we received the hose, we have had a surprising amount of rain - so my plans to publish a photo of it in use have been a bit thwarted. I will add a photo when it stops raining, hopefully, not next Summer.

But I did promise Michael we would write a  blog post thanking them. He requested we use this text:

"Flymo has been established since 1964 and is still situated in its original factory in County Durham. Since inventing the original hover lawnmower, Flymo have continued to be at the forefront of innovations within the garden care industry, making them one of the most trusted gardening brands today. "

In his original e-mail he said: "a big part of the brand’s philosophy is to promote gardening for all and the positive impact of being outdoors", which sounded pretty good to me.

Thank you Michael and Flymo - we will really enjoy using the new hose and it will make a massive difference to the garden when our water butts next run dry.

In early September 2018, I completed an online survey about insurance for Social Gardens and Farms and there was a competition with prizes from Flymo and McCulloch - and I have just found out we won… always nice to win a mystery prize…