The coloured 14m retractable hose reel
All good gardeners need a retractable garden hose reel they can rely on – one that’s up to any task you throw at it. That’s where the DELRICO™ 14m retractable garden hose reel comes in. Designed right here in Australia to suit our conditions, this high-quality hose reel is made of tough stuff and is ready to work with you, not against you, to make watering your garden an easy, safe and enjoyable experience every time. Getting your hands on a DELRICO™ retractable hose reel is easy thanks to our streamlined ordering process – simply ‘add to cart’ and follow the steps. Once it’s yours, the retractable garden hose reel comes with everything you need to begin living the DELRICO™ hose dream and installation is simple.
We’ve made the installation process as simple as possible by supplying all required materials and step-by-step instructions with your DELRICO™ retractable garden hose reel . Here’s how it’s done:
- Mark the two eyelet holes.
- Screw in the supplied stainless steel screws.
- Lift your bracket and seat it on the screws and tighten.
- Turn the tap on and you’re good to go – happy hosing!
Since it’s wall-mounted and can be pushed 180 degrees, this reel can sit flush against your wall if needed – neat and sleek.
The locking system
The DELRICO™ 14m retractable garden hose reel locking system is equally reliable and a joy to use. It locks and unlocks whenever you want, doing away with the limitation of pulling a certain length of hose to release the lock, or silently waiting to hear that ‘click’.
What’s your colour?
DELRICO™ is proud to offer Australia’s only colour-matched retractable garden hose reel . Our 14m reel is now available in over 60+ Colorbond® or Dulux® colours of your choice, ready to be matched to your existing fence, roof, guttering or downpipes. Alternatively, we’ll help you track down that special colour that coordinates perfectly with your business premises, promotional or marina.
Not your ordinary house paint
We turned to a paint chemist to assist us in the creation of this very special paint and the results speak for themselves. This paint will NOT fade and will be around for many many years to come. They truly are a statement! Over 60+ glossy, gorgeous tones to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect colour for you and they won’t chalk up like standard reels. All our custom coloured hose reels are disassembled, prepped, sprayed and baked, then reassembled on our Sydney premises – you’ll just need to allow up to 10 days for process and delivery. It's well worth the wait!
Click here to view the range, or call into our showroom to check it out for yourself today. Please note, the images shown have been reproduced to represent the actual colour as accurately as possible. But we would recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the colour before purchasing, as light conditions, printing process variations and computer screen resolutions may affect colour tones.
We have all seen the stain running down from the screwholes on some hose reels in the garden. No, it is definitely not rust on Delrico hose reels as ALL our external screws are Stainless Steel.
The culprit is usually a mud wasp and usually around large gum trees. What we have done on our coloured reels is to put plugs in the screwholes so that this will block the wasp from making a nest in your reel. Only available on our coloured reels as they are fully assembled here in Sydney.
Here is an extract on exactly what they are and do:
If you hear a wasp buzzing loudly in your garden or find a wasp's nest under your eaves or attached to your house or shed, don't panic. They may be Mud dauber Wasps which look a bit scary with their bright yellow and dark black colouring, but are actually quite harmless and non-aggressive if you leave them alone. Like all wasps, if they feel threatened, they will give a painful sting, so best to observe them from a distance.
During April, Mud dauber Wasps have finished mating and are preparing to fly off to warmer places to hibernate over the winter. They live all over Australia in forests, woodland and urban gardens and parks.
Unlike social wasps, these large insects are solitary. They come in many colours and sizes but many are black or black and orange. The female alone builds its nest of mud or clay, which looks a little like a swallow's nest with a narrow neck. She emits a high pitched buzz while working the nest, which helps to distribute the mud evenly.
She will often attach it to a tree trunk or a building, wherever it finds shelter from the weather. Some species prefer hollows, just to be safe, and may choose a dry pipe or any hollow gardening tools left around. Occasionally, you might have a wasp building a whole series of nests in a row, and you may see her skills and technique improve from one to the next.
Once the nest is finished, the female Mud dauber hunts out spiders, paralysing them and returning to the nest where she lays an egg on them and seals the entrance. Inside, the egg will hatch and the larvae will eat the food and pupate. When it emerges as an adult wasp, it will chew its way out of the cell.
Mud daubers are great to have around your garden as they will control spider and bug numbers. They are not aggressive and will only sting if handled. So as long as you give them some space and let them go about their business, they won't bother you.
These wasps are good for your plants too. Adult Mud dauber Wasps feed on nectar and pollen from flowers and native plants. In doing so, they are great pollinators.
Breeding season is the only time Mud daubers spend around each other. Unlike other social wasps, bees and ants, Mud daubers live largely solitary lives. If you spot one, relax in the knowledge that you most likely won't be meeting a swarm any time soon.
Even if you don't have a nest in your backyard you can still see mud wasps visiting as they feed on nectar and drink water. You may also see a Spider Wasp dragging a spider much larger than itself back to its underground nest to feed its offspring.
Did you know?
Only female Mud dauber Wasps have stingers. The female's stinger is in the same body part as the ovipositor, which is the needle-like tube they use to lay their eggs.
Think twice before calling the pest control people if you spot a wasp nest around your place. Do a bit of research first, as you may just find out that your new backyard buddy is actually a harmless native who is very helpful in the garden - like the Mud dauber Wasp.