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Best watering cans and roses

This article was last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Best Watering Cans and Roses Reviews

Since at least the first century, people have been using watering cans to help keep their crops growing, hanging baskets well hydrated, and flower beds healthy.
The simple design of watering cans means that they are inexpensive and have less things that can go wrong, which in turn enhances their longevity.
Traditionally called watering pots because of the material they were made from, today’s watering cans are generally made of plastic, although there are models made from ceramic and metal. While the general designs are very similar to each other, there are slight variations and colour schemes and also different sizes and capacities available.

Comparison table: Best watering cans and roses

ProductWhat We ThinkPrice

Elho Brussels Watering Can - White - Indoor - 1.8 Litres

  • Made with love for nature
  • Capacity of 1.8 litres.
  • Accurate watering due to the narrow spout.
  • Matching sprayer from the same product line available.
  • Dimensions: 33 x 13

Emsa 508671 OASE Watering can, 5.0 litres, granite

  • Colourful flower care for indoor and outdoor gardening
  • Made from recycled material
  • Mix and match with other items from the CASA and LANDHAUS ranges...
  • Ideal gift for adults and kids
  • Contents: 1 OASE Watering can

Haws Oval All Brass Fine Spray Rose (320-2/3) (Fine As Rain F19/5)

  • Supplied as standard with the Metal Long Reach 3.5 litre

Ward 6.5L Budget Space Watering Can - Green

  • Medium Capacity
  • Easy to fill
  • Fine, gentle rose included
  • Slimline style
  • Value for money

Stewart 2456019 Coarse Brass Faced Rose - Multi-Colour

  • Brass spray plate
  • Circular shaped with coarse holes
  • Long life quality
  • Item Dimensions: 8.5 x 9 x 1.55 cm

Kingfisher B609BX Rose Metal Watering Can - Green

  • Universal fitting for most watering cans.
  • Diameter approximately : 8.5 cm
  • Total diameter of hose for watering can 2 cm approximately
  • Push on not screw
  • Brand : Kingfisher

Read on to see our reviews for the best watering cans and watering roses currently on sale in the UK.

This 10 litre plastic watering can from Geli is first on our list of watering can reviews. It is a best-selling product with a lot of positive reviews and customer feedback.
It is made from heavy duty plastic and will keep its shape well and won’t spring leaks. There are markings on the side to let you know the water level and the large handle makes it easy to get, and keep, a grip on this watering can. 
This is a good thing as when fully filled with 10 litres of water, it’ll weigh around 10 kilos. I have to say though that Geli have done a good job of designing the can to stay balanced so the weight isn’t too much of an issue.
The holes in the removable rose that comes with this can are on the large side and will allow a lot of water to pass through. If you’re looking for something with a fine mist or very light spray, you should look to replace it with one of the ones we have reviewed instead.
Low price but made from strong plastic and very durable

  • 10 litre capacity
  • Water level marks on can
  • Lightweight when empty and well balanced when full
  • Large carry handle
  • Removable rose

2. Elho Brussels Watering Can – White – Indoor – 1.8 Litres

Our second watering can review comnes to us courtesy of Elho.
It has been designed specifically to be used indoors and so has been given an aesthetically pleasing and compact design, measuring 33 x 13.4 x 17.9cm.It is also very lightweight, weighing only 195 grams.
The narrow spout is ideal for watering indoor plants and flowers such as orchids and the length is also very handy for getting in the pot and watering right down at the base of the plants.
the Elho Brussels watering can is available in six different colours- white, mint, ivory, black, anthracite (a type of gun-metal grey), and deep marsala ( a type shade of purple).
It is made from high quality plastics so you can be sure it won’t leak all over your kitchen floor.

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Long narrow spout
  • No leaking or dripping
  • Multiple colours available
  • Beautiful design

3. Traditional Watering Can Galvanised and Brass 2 Gallon

This high quality, classic looking watering is on sale for £19.95 on Amazon with free UK delivery.
Instead of using the more common material of plastic for their watering can, the makers instead decided to give it a more robust, galvanised steel body that won’t be damaged by UV rays or frost. Of course, this makes it heavier than plastic watering cans of the same size, but with that extra weight comes a lot more longevity and durability. There are also two handles, one on the back of the watering can and one on top to help you distribute the weight better and keep it balanced.
The brass rose not only looks great, but delivers a fine spray that helps to prevent you wasting water or accidently swamping your plants with too much water. I liked the way the rose had to be screwed on as it makes it more secure than the type you just slide onto the spout.

  • Galvanised steel can
  • Brass spray rose
  • Dual handles to help balance
  • Beautiful classic look
  • Great longevity
  • Not damaged by weather
With a streamlined design that makes it stand out from the pack, a 6.5 litre capacity, and a low price, this watering can from ward offers the customer very good value for money.
Its dimensions are 38.6 x 26 x 12.4 cm and it weighs just under 300 grams, making it easy to carry around and store away when not needed.
There is a large opening away from the handle so filling the can is easier without things getting in the way.
The shorter than usual spout means that you don’t have to tip the can that much in order to pour which saves you effort and energy. It also makes the spout less likely to be damaged or become warped.
When pouring, a fine mist is produced by the watering can’s plastic rose but unfortunately it tends to slip off the spout unless you find a way to secure it better.
This is a budget item with a very low price, so don’t expect to get the highest quality for under a fiver, but if you secure the rose better, and you just want a cheap can for occasional watering, it’s worth a look.

  • Budget watering can
  • Streamlined design makes it easy to store
  • Shorter spout is easier to pour from
  • Fine mist from the watering rose
  • Large opening for filling is unobstructed
Our next watering can review is of this incredibly stylish model from Emsa that woul not look out of place in anyone’s garden or kitchen and can be used both indoors and outside.
It is available in 3 colours- black, white and green, with black being my particular favourite.
The long curved handle allows you to grip it from the top when carrying it, from behind when pouring, or from both when the watering can is filled to its 5 litre capacity.
This high quality product is made in Germany out of recycled materials so you can be happy about doing your little bit for the planet if you decide to invest in one of these.
At only 100 grams when empty, it is extremely lightweight and good for people who have injuries or disabilities that prevent them from using heavier products.
Unfortunately, this watering can doesn’t come with a watering rose, but there are plenty of good roses out there you can buy, just look further down on this page at the ones we have reviewed for you.

  • Very lightweight
  • Beautiful and stylish design would look great in anyones garden
  • Can be used indoors or outside
  • Large carved handle gives you gripping options
  • Made from recycled materials to a high standard in Germany.
  • Available in 3 colours
If you’re serious about getting the finest mist possible coming out of the end of your watering can, you’re going to need a top notch watering rose like this one from Haws. 
High quality doesn’t come cheap though, and priced at just under 15 pounds this rose is more expensive than some watering cans we reviewed.
The rose is made of solid brass ensuring that you get a lot of life out of it, as well as giving your watering can a shiny new facelift.
The spray produced is very fine, almost like a light rain, perfect for delicate flowers and plants.
The haws Oval spray rose measures 20 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm and weighs 100 grams.

  • Well-known brand with a long history
  • Excellent quality
  • Solid brass looks beautiful and will last a long time
  • Very fine spray
If the Haws spray rose seems a little too expensive, maybe you’d be more interested in this one from Stewart, priced at 3.49.
Measuring 8.5x9x1.55 cm and weighing just over 200 grams, this rose will fit all of the traditional watering cans in the Stewart range and many from other brands.
It is made out of brass with a plastic outer casing and will give you a medium to fine spray.

  • Very cheap
  • Good quality for the price
  • Brass face with plastic outer casing
  • Medium-fine spray
This spray rose from Kingfisher is supposed to be universal and has been made to fit most watering cans with a 2cm diameter spout and is not brand dependent. Personally, I found it was a tight fit on my watering 25mm can but all models vary so keep that in mind.
It is a push on spray rose so it’s easy just to slide on and use straight away. The problem with some slide on roses is that they also slide off very easily when water flows through them, but this one feels pretty solid.
The diameter of the rose itself is 8.5cm and it is very lightweight at just 44 grams.
The Kingfisher B609BX watering rose consists of a metal spray face encased in plastic.

  • Made to fit a range of water cans
  • Push on watering rose
  • Metal face encased in plastic
  • Low price

About Terry Smith

I’m Terry Smith from gardentoolbox.co.uk, a professional landscape designer, hobbyist gardener, and barbecue fanatic with 20 years experience building and restoring. So as you go through my site you'll watch me document some of the professional garden installs I make as well as the major projects I take on at home. While sharing those experiences and guiding you, I'll be recommending some great tools I use to enable this along the way so you can really buy in confidence. Always feel free to pop me a message: info@gardentoolbox.co.uk

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