Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:49
I've used a soaker hose, but it's not on a timer. I just attach the hose from the tap to it. It worked very well at first in a long narrow bed but as plants grew up and weeds started it became harder to see when weeding and planting and I put my fork through it several times so it's now fairly useless!
I have one for the veg garden as well which also worked well for tomatoes and courgettes, but this year I haven't got round to dealing with it. It can be a bit of a fiddle to wind it round the places you want it, especially when it was new and a bit stiff, and it needs to be pegged down.