Watering can wisdom

Your trusty watering can is such an everyday piece of equipment around the garden that you'd be forgiven for taking it for granted. But it's precisely because it's used so often, and for so many different watering tasks in the garden, that your choice of watering can is so crucial.

Watering fragile little seedlings, only just emerged from the earth, is a job for an equally delicate watering can. In our garden centre we have seedling watering cans which carry about a litre of water, with long, slender spouts – perfect for trickling in between tiny stems. They're just the right size for houseplants, too.

Outdoor watering cans come in many different sizes. Five-litre cans are a good general-purpose size, but where you're doing a lot of watering a ten-litre can lasts longer between refills.

A detachable rose helps you choose between gently sprinkling smaller plants, or directing a jet of water at their feet. There's a great choice of different designs in our garden centre, from practical lightweight plastic in a variety of colours, to traditional galvanised metal cans which look beautiful and last forever, too.

Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Chislehurst, Newchurch, Canterbury and Welling for more information about choosing the watering can that's right for you.

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