Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sweetpea Not like the picture
I ordered these on line and the picture showed a bronze colored round top. When my husband picked them up, they were verdigris colored in the shape of a pine cone. I like them so it's okay, but really should give you what you ordered.
March 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GTaylor Have 2-for now.
I just picked up 2 at the Honesdale Pa, store. They are a high density "resin" - plastic. The stake is sturdy enough and the roller turns freely. Am tired of crushing my end of driveway plants when I pull my hose out to water across the road. I think ( hope) that they do the trick. so-far-so-good. If they are junk.. I can live with the @$8 price tag.
June 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Alottayard Attractive,functional, one serious design flaw
I've bought at least a dozen of these. They are good looking hose guides, much more attractive than the thin, plain plastic ones. The vertical spinning collar (that the hose actually wraps around), the acorn decoration above it, and the ground spike are strong, heavy, well-made--it's easy to drive into soil, and it stays put. The spike and the post assembly on which the collar and acorn are mounted are metal, and the collar and acorn are, I think, a solid, heavy resin that looks like metal. The design problem is that the spike is one piece and the above-ground stack is a separate piece. The metal spike is welded to the bottom of a metal disk that the collar sits on, and all it take is one moderate collision with the above-ground part--accidentally booting it or running into with a trash bin or lawnmower--and the weld will break. If you have welding equipment handy, you can certainly repair it. Otherwise, it's a goner. So my take is that these hose guides are great if used away from walkways or lawns where they can be accidentally demolished by a misstep or an errant bin or mower. Otherwise, be prepared to repair or replace periodically.
July 27, 2014