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Make your own weeping hose! I'm keen to set up a hose, punctured in strategic places, so that I can turn it on in the mornings and water the garden almost automatically - leaving me to do the containers and hanging baskets only. I know you can buy hoses specifically for this task but they seem expensive. Has anyone ever tried using a cheap hose, planning where you want holes? I suppose the issue will be keeping the water pressure high enough at the end of the hose?



I bought two "leaking hoses" already with holes in the local pound shop... probably about ten feet long each one, but a bit of a bore connecting up each one to use. Not as good as the proper "leaky pipe" blackish grey fibrous one used in proper landscaping though, but does a reasonable job.

8 Mar, 2010


Cool. I've just done some searching and found a couple of links:

I'll probably need a good 80m worth of hosepipe - any tips on keeping the pressure up? Maybe smaller holes at the start of the hose?

8 Mar, 2010


Phew, bit scientific for me, I'm afraid, no idea - I wouldn't have a problem here I don't think, all the water's straight off the mains and is pretty high pressure anyway.

8 Mar, 2010


If you plug the far end of the hose then the water will have to come out of the holes.

8 Mar, 2010


Good point, Bulbaholic - the ones I bought are stopped at one end and I should perhaps have pointed that out, lol

8 Mar, 2010

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