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Favorite new garden tool

One Touch™ Rain Wand from Dramm, 30in/76cm model. Image ©

Guest post from my wife,  judywhite - though I think it's great too.

Just a quick note to say I love the new One Touch™ Rain Wand from Dramm, which they sent us to trial this year (above, click to enlarge).

By ‘One Touch’ they mean that the on/off switch can be controlled with your thumb, and slides easily through a range of water flow in a gentle steady shower pattern. It’s incredibly simple to slide it on and off as you move around the garden, so you don’t end up watering the steps and pathways, a great water saver. Ours is the long version, 30in/76cm) but it also comes in a shorter 16in/40cm version.

The Rain Wand is made of sturdy aluminum but is still lightweight and of high quality. It’s designed expressly for watering, not for power washing or other options, and it does its job extremely well. We received the beautiful red colored one – you can choose from six colors from purple to orange. (I am a bit hard on it, so the color has been dinged a bit.) Make sure to look for “One Touch”, because there are other kinds of Dramm Rain Wands.

In the North America, you can order in both sizes and all colors

In the UK, only the green 30in/76cm oprion seems to be available Some enterprising UK distributor should take it on.