Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:29
Thanks Barry & Pete. The Hozelock and Gardena systems are very similar and the hole into the feeder hose is made by the 'bee-sting' spike. The system does work very well and, as Pete says, the drip isn't a major problem. It would just have been nice to stop it if there was a simple solution.
Mine is now watering 4 hanging baskets, 2 troughs and over 20 tubs of various sizes. I can go away on holiday reasonably confident that they will survive this weather. The only 'problem' is that all the outlets run at the same rate of 4 litres/hour. It would be nice to have lower output for the small pots. A very minor complaint as the excess water runs off anyway.