As the watering season gets underway consumer editor Julia Heaton looks at six hosepipes that come with a trolley or carrier

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Best Buy- 18/20

KIT PRONTO 30M HOSE TROLLEY- £56.47

Telephone- (01282) 873370

www.lbsgardeningwarehouse.co.uk

BUILD ****

All plastic apart from the anodized aluminium frame.

FEATURES ****

Comes with 97ft6in (30m) of  in hose reel, 5ft (1.5m) of lead hose, water-stop adapter, spray nozzle and couplings. The handle spins on rewind to assist speed and comfort.

PERFORMANCE *****

This trolley was a delight to use and performed driplessly, having the most supple hose of all six. Plus, it didn’t kink or topple over when nearing full extension. The fast rewind was commendable and it was very light and easy to carry around. My only gripe was that the rewind handle felt too close to the wheel and tended to catch my finger knuckles.

VALUE *****

Its features and performance were superior in every respect to all the others. For this it’s worth five stars

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Other Border Forks on test were:

7/20 HOSEPIPE AND METAL CART- £88.25

Telephone- (01480) 443390

www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk

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16/20 TOPOLINO STEEL HOSE/REEL BY ALBA KRAPF- £161

Telephone- 0845 224 1484

www.gardeners-world.net

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13/20 30M COMPACT CART/30M HOSE- £82.49

Hozelock

Telephone- (0121) 3131122

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LOTS OF EXTRAS

17/20 25M HOSE TROLLEY SET- £32.98

Selections

Telephone- (01305) 848725

www.selections.com

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11/20 25M HOSE REEL KIT

Draper

Telephone- 023 8049 4333

www.drapertools.com