Up north or down south, here are two gift suggestions to suit the climate

Christmas presents still proving a challenge? Well here are a couple of thoughts on great gifts for gardeners.

Football pundits are apt to summarise matches as a game of two halves.

Well that’s just how the weather is for Britain at the moment, a country of two halves.

If you’re in the North you have floods followed by snow; in the south you have a fair bit of rain but very mild with daffodils in flower and even the odd bloom on geraniums left out after the autumn clear out.

For the softies in the south you might consider giving your lawn a final trim and this machine will perform well all year round.

If you’re ‘up North’ this machine might prove acceptable.

Artik 52 snow blower
Beat the snow: Oleo-Mac Artik 52 single stage snow blower

The Oleo-Mac Artik 52 Single-Stage Petrol Snow Blower takes in snow and ice in the front hood and blasts it clear saving hours in back-breaking work with a shovel.

Narrow enough to negotiate gateways it has a clearance width of 52cm and an Emak 163c engine to drive the blowing mechanism.

The snow is blown up to eight metres away and you can quickly clear both drives and paths.

It costs £279, has a three year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.

For those down south this mower is fine for that final trim and the more regular use when Spring arrives next year.

The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has four ways of dealing with clippings.

Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK lawn mower
Biggest lawns: Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All Road Petrol Mower

They can either be discharged to the side or rear or be collected in the grass box or mulched and returned to the lawn, but don’t use this function until next year when the grass is drier.

Driven by a 196cc engine it has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm and large drive wheels to give plenty of grip.

It costs just £299.95 and would be a great present to top the lawn on a mild day even if you do have to wait until next Spring to see it at its best.

Amazingly popular, with a very high star rating on our review pages it has garnered such glowing customer comments as ” Machine is absolutely fantastic …. it just breezed along and the cut is excellent.”, “Great price, good build quality and great performance.” and my favourite  “How they sell a mower of this quality at this price I do not know”.   Do take a look at this great value mower for yourself.

 

finally, see these pages for a huge selection of Christmas gardening gifts and these for some more unusual presents.

And you can always give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you’d like our personal advice.

 

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Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.