The recent gales which caused so much damage in Scotland and the north of England are threatening to return this week to hit the rest of the country.
And that means there will be a fair bit of clearing up to do in the garden.
To help you, we have put together a short list of garden machinery which can make the task a bit easier.
You never know, they might make someone a really good early Christmas present.
Lightweight yet powerful this is one of the best backpack blowers available for the price – and that’s just £139.95, £60 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price.
It’s easy to use – the controls are all at your fingertips. Also the extended blowing tube makes it easier to get to the difficult bits like the back of flower beds and alongside narrow gaps near fences.
We doubt there’s a better and easier to use machine for clearing lawns and drives than the MD Sweep 26 Lawn & Leaf Sweeper.
Rotating brushes pick up and brush the leaves into a large container which is very easy to remove for emptying.
At just £89.95, it is £40 off the usual price for such a machine and will clear large areas very easily – just walk behind it watch the leaves and other debris fly into the collector. The height at which it sweeps is also easily adjustable.
It can also be used to clear out barns, outbuildings and warehouses quickly and efficiently.
This is the time of year you find you wish you had a decent garden trolley to cart fallen branches and leaves around the garden.
See the pages on our site for a full selection but you might be quite happy with the Einhell Garden Cart.
This simple little machine is excellent for carting wood and autumn clippings to the compost heap and can be fitted with a refuse sack so you can bag up your waste if you need to take it to a local authority refuse tip.
Easier to use than a garden trolley, this little cart will have a hundred and one uses around the garden but will be particularly useful at the moment with a fair about of debris around the garden.
Best bit is it costs: just £24.95.
But we expect you may well have several branches or small trees blown down in the gales or overhanging branches that need lopping and you will find the Einhell BG-PC 5045 Petrol Chain Saw a really great strong and what’s more value for money piece of garden equipment.
And at £169 it represents good value with a strong well-engineered motor, top quality chain and is cleverly designed to minimise vibration when in use.
There are also a host of built in safety devices.
This model comes with free helmet with a visor and muffs, free mixing bottle chain file and two-stroke oil and other spares which you can buy at a discount when order the machine.
For instance you can buy a saw horse for just £19.95 when buying this chainsaw.
An electrically powered model which might be sufficient if you have a smaller garden and not so much to saw up is the Oleo-Mac chainsaw which is on exclusive special offer with us for just £99.95.
This machine too has a number of extras which you can buy at special prices when order this machine.
It has a powerful motor has a safety thermal cut-out to prevent overheating and a 16 in guide bar and is lightweight and less tiring to use. And it also has a number of built-in safety features.
Well that’s the old tree trunks and fallen branches taken care of, but with the really strong storms of late you may well find you’ve a lot of wood too thick for the fire and it needs splitting.
So a good strong splitter like the Einhell BT-LS 44 Electric Log Splitter could save you hours of time with an axe – and possibly a painful back, the last thing you want before Christmas.
It is currently on special offer at £169, a massive saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price of £299.99.
This German-engineered machine can deal with logs up to 260 mm in diameter and 370 mm long and can cope easily with harder and more difficult woods like thorn or twisted oak.
The power comes from a 1500 watt motor and there is a protective shield for added safety.
Transport wheel make it easier to move to where you want to work.
But there are bound to be rotten branches and odd twigs which are no good for the fire and this is where a chipper-shredder is worth its weight in gold.
The MD Chip ‘N’ Shred Petrol Chipper Shredder at £529.95 is a massive saving on the normal price you would have to pay for such a strong machine and it comes with free replacement shredding blades worth £39.95, free goggles and ear muffs worth £12 and a free fabric collection bag.
This is a real heavy duty machine which can shred small branches up to two inches in diameter and is powered by an easy-to-start petrol engine.
It also has a tow-bar attachment and a handle so you can pull it short distances.