Waterproof umbrellas.

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Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by karl66 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:21 pm

With the heavy rain the last few days i've had the big umbrellas over my rostrata & Faxionia, is protecting the crown from heavy rain ,this time of year important?. karl.

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:22 pm

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what use is an umbrella that isn't waterproof

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by karl66 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:32 pm

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what use is an umbrella that isn't waterproof

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AS APPOSED TO CLOTH UMBRELLAS :wink: .

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:33 pm

but its still waterproof.....
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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by flounder » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:34 pm

are you talking those large parasols from the garden furniture?

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by Trudytropics » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:37 pm

No parasol umbrellas used in the garden only hold the water off for a limited time, then water starts to leach through. I know this for sure as we used them at last years street BBQ, stayed dry for a short time, then the rain started coming through. I'd be inclined to use the structure from an old one and cover with clear tarpaulin :D

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:41 pm

cheap fishing umbrella'should be ideal.....and they have spike to push them in the soil for smaller plants.....also they are normally made from metal, so fairly robust.
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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by flounder » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:43 pm

just about to post this, but you beat me to it :roll:
or get a fishing umbrella..................I don't mean a bivvy, coddy, before you say anything :D

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Trudytropics wrote:No parasol umbrellas used in the garden only hold the water off for a limited time, then water starts to leach through. I know this for sure as we used them at last years street BBQ, stayed dry for a short time, then the rain started coming through. I'd be inclined to use the structure from an old one and cover with clear tarpaulin :D
I've had the parasol up for the last 2 days with my Maurelli underneath. It's lashed it down all day and we had a thunderstorm and torrential rain earlier.

Mine hasn't leaked, does this mean I've got one of those waterproof umbrellas?

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:47 pm

:lol:

What would you call one that was not waterproof ?
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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:49 pm

A loads of shallots umbrella,

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:50 pm

a sieve
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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by Trudytropics » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:52 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:
Trudytropics wrote:No parasol umbrellas used in the garden only hold the water off for a limited time, then water starts to leach through. I know this for sure as we used them at last years street BBQ, stayed dry for a short time, then the rain started coming through. I'd be inclined to use the structure from an old one and cover with clear tarpaulin :D
I've had the parasol up for the last 2 days with my Maurelli underneath. It's lashed it down all day and we had a thunderstorm and torrential rain earlier.

Mine hasn't leaked, does this mean I've got one of those waterproof umbrellas?

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You are just lucky Goggle or am I just unlucky, anyhow when I expressed my amazement at BBQ that the parasol was letting in water, some clever dick remarked its to keep the icon_sunny off and not the rain, I kept icon_silent after that. I suspect some parasols probably have a water repellant sprayed onto the cloth, a fishing umbrella sounds like a good idea though icon_thumleft

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:02 pm

Mine is waxed, like a Berber jacket. It was quite pricy so in reality it should keep the sun off, keep the rain off and have a little iPod thing built in that plays "I'm not a waterproof umbrella, I'm a parasol" whenever your smart-'arris mate is about Trudy.

Can't believe you didn't put him in his place with some quickwitted retort.

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Re: Waterproof umbrellas.

Post by flounder » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:03 pm

I think those parasols are classed as shower proof not rain proof

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