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If you’re going to water the garden, you might as well do it in style. The most ridiculous but brilliant invention ever, this garden hose by Garden Glory is ‘for glamorous people with dirty nails’, and is part of the company’s Gold Digger collection, which also includes hoses in white and gold. Aren’t they brilliant? They’ve been around a little while now but it’s the first time I’ve seen them and I’m hooked.


On one hand paying around a hundred quid for a hose is patently ridiculous, but then if you have a beautiful house and garden, maybe you don’t a plastic scuddy green hose that doesn’t retract properly (um, like mine) messing up your view.


I’m sooooo tempted by the kitsch white and gold hoses in particular – 20 metres and 4kg of water-pouring prettiness, and free from lead and cadmium which means you can drink water from it. There’s a 3 year guarantee too.

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You can buy special wall-holders if you so desire – well, you might as well if you go to all the trouble of buying the hose – either in a classic design for E50 or with ‘reindeer’ antlers for a stonking E295. Mixy matchy on colour if you fancy being fancy or keep it all one tone – basically do what you like!

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Now all you need is summer to arrive, a G&T and a buff gardener to, er, sprinkle your marigolds.

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