Haws Replacement Brass Rose to suit 8.8L Longreach Watering Can
This rose is designed to work with the Haws Longreach Watering can range to allow you to delecately water seedlings and young plants with a fine spray to avoid damaging stalks and new foliage growth.
This rose connects onto the can via a slip pressure fitting and requires no tools to attach to your can. Designed to be removable, this rose allows you to be able to maintain the spray holes in the brass face if at anytime they get fouled due to buildup or a blockage.
If your rose appears not to be working properly follow this checklist.
First be sure whether the fault lies with the rose or the can. Do this by checking that the can pours properly without the rose fitted. If the can does not pour properly you will probably find that the spout is blocked – possibly with leaves or even a snail! Hold the can up to the light and look down the spout to check that it is clear. If it isn't use a cane, knitting needle or similar to clear the blockage.
Assuming the can is okay the fault must lie with the rose – here again there may be a leaf or other material inside it causing a blockage. If so, remove by flushing water into the rose through the brass face ideally under pressure from a tap or hose. You can check whether the holes are clear by looking into the rose from its spout. Another option is blasting through the brass holes with an airline at your local garage.
If this doesn't solve the problem decide whether the holes are generally blocked – either by green algae build-up or by limescale. If it is algae build-up, soak the rose in a mild solution of bleach – being careful to remove all traces of bleach before it is used again. If it is limescale soak in a biodegradable kettle descaler.
If your rose still won't work properly it's probably time to buy a new one!