A Welcome Splash For The Veggies

The weather is starting to get warmer now, and the days are staying brighter for longer. The smell of BBQ is filling the air and kids are digging out their super soakers and paddling pools… and it’s still only APRIL!

My home grown vegetables and fruit are growing well, and becoming more and more exciting every day. We are spending more time outside in our garden and I have already had my first embarrassing patch of sunburn on my chest, thanks to Sunday’s car-boot.

Willow loves spending time in the garden and her favourite activity is watering the plants. We only had a very small children’s watering can for giving our seedlings a drink, and I often found myself using an old milk bottle with holes jabbed into the top to water the plants when Willow was hogging the teeny tiny watering can.

Now that our green fingered adventures were getting more and more important in our family life, it was deffo time to bring in the big-guns. we needed more water… and fun… STAT.

Hopping over to Swell UK we found the perfect hose for us. We wanted a hose that could be easily stored, was portable for use out in the front garden and out in the back garden, as well as being easily used by the garages. We haven’t got a large garden, but it is quite long and filling up a kids watering can 1000 times just to soak a few grow bags was getting a little painful on my nerves so a good garden hose with great length was a must.

We decided the Hozelock compact cart with 30 metre hose would be perfect for us. The hose and cart was easy to assemble with simple instructions and was soon set up and watering in no time. It isn’t big and bulky and is very compact making storage very easy. The cart has wheels too which makes transporting the cart around the garden very simple and light work.

The hose cart has some great features including an easy rewind handle, which you just turn with ease to wind the hose back into its case…. no muddy hands! Win!

hozelock 30m

The cart also features this useful viewing window, so you can clearly see the hose inside making it easy to check for any tangles, or just too see how much length you have left.


The handle has a snazzy little clip to hold your hose so you don’t have to put up with it hanging on the floor and getting scratched, and it stops the hose dripping all over the place after you have used it.


Willow soon set to work watering the garden… the veggies… the garden toys… me… her dad… her sister… oh, and the car!

hoze 4


Overall a fantastic product that has now become a huge help in our garden. It makes me wonder how we coped before last week without this nifty little hose and cart. It was super easy to set up, had everything we needed to get it connected, and makes our garden feel that little bit more ‘perfect’. All I need now is more sunny days, some bigger grow bags, another few bags of compost and an extra set of hands.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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