Hints & Tips
The annual challenge of what top buy the person who has everything is about to rear its head again.
But if you have a keen gardener to buy for we can help as we have compiled a list of ten top presents anyone would be delighted to receive across a wide price range .
Actually this first one is a great gift whether or not you like gardening.
The Stiga Snow Electric 31 Snow Blower is a great little machine which will save hours of work with a shovel.
It’s designed to be simplicity itself – just plug it in and away you go. The machine slides along on snow shoes and is designed to clean hard surfaces like paths, patios and small drives.
As you walk along it picks up the snow and throws it up to five metres away, clearing right down to the ground.
It has a working width of 31 cm and an intake height of 23 cm and when you’ve finished with it you can simply hang it up in the porch.
It costs £89, £10 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a one year maker’s warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
Next is a chainsaw on exclusive special offer and perfect for light domestic use like preparing firewood and pruning overgrown shrubs.
The Oleo-Mac OM2000E Electric Chainsaw with a 40cm guide bar that’s 16 in – and has a 1900 Watt electric motor to power the chain along.
This chain, which whizzes around at 15 metres a second – is automatically lubricated and has a 200 ml oil reservoir to give a neat, clean cut.
It has a safety switch and a twin braking system to stop the chain if there is a kick back and comes with 10 metres of power cable.
This great little chain saw is currently £80 less than the maker’s recommended retail price as it sell for £99.95.
Oleo-Mac provides a three year guarantee and we deliver is free the next working day.
If you’re feeling generous there are a number of extras you but as well including a log horse with a chainsaw clamp for £39.95.
Now with this next one you can actually but four presents in one.
The MD 4-in-1 Multi Tool combines four handy garden tools all run from the same motor.
It has a hedge cutter, line trimmer, brush cutter and long range pruner all run by a 25.4 cc engine designed to be easy to start and with an automatic centrifugal clutch.
It has a D-shaped handle for easy use, low vibration levels and a shoulder harness.
All attachments are easy to fit- simply clicking into place. The line trimmer automatically spools out the line when needed and the brush cutter has three teeth and will deal with the thicker stuff.
The long-reach hedge trimmer has a 37 cm cutting bar and rotates through 180 degrees for dealing with the top and sides of hedges.
The tree pruner has a 25.5 cm guide bar for ticker stems and is automatically lubricated.
It costs £149.95 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £299.95 and has a two year warranty. And don’t forget the free next working day delivery.
Again extra products can be purchased including work gloves for £4.95.
This next one is a great little machine and one of those devices that every gardener has wished for at one time or another.
The Einhell BT-LS 44 Electric Log Splitter, currently on Special offer is a very simple to use machine engineered in Germany and perfect for splitting logs for the fire or wood burner. And certainly much easier than swinging an axe.
It can handle logs up to 25 cm in diameter and up to 37 cm long and is powered by a 1500 Watt electric motor which develops four tons of hydraulic splitting force.
To work it, both hands are needed thus keeping them well away from the splitting action.
It has a pair of wheels for ease of moving about and a handle to pull it and solid legs to support it while it is working.
It costs £169, a substantial reduction on the recommended price of £299.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year maker’s warranty.
Another device many people wished they owned is a pressure washer and the Greenworks 140 Bar Electric Pressure Washer (51037) has a 1800 Watt motor giving great water pressure.
This machine is perfect for use at the moment when cats and bikes are often caked in winter mud. But in the Spring it will be ideal for cleaning down the patio and garden paths.
It has a flow rate of 380 litres an hour and has an integrated hose reel with a winder and twin detergent tanks.
There is a soap nozzle and three others plus a turbo nozzle for high pressure work. The nozzles are simply clicked into place with brass fittings.
There is also a spray gun and lance and eight metres of high pressure hose. And there is a net bag for storing other bits and pieces.
It costs £179.95, a massive reduction on the manufacturer’s recommended retail price of £399.95 and there is a two year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.
A newlawn mower is a popular Christmas gift and this next one, the Mountfield HP180 is ideal for smaller gardens.
It is a great value for money mower from one of the country’s most popular manufacturer’s.
This one is really sturdily built with a steel deck and a 148 cc Briggs & Stratton engine, designed to be easy to start with a recoil pull and a throttle to let you adjust the revs according to the grass being trimmed.
The working width is 18 inches ideal for a small to medium sized lawn and the cutting deck has been designed to enhance the airflow and give better collection of the clippings.
Larger rear wheels make it easy to manoeuvre and it has a 55 litre grass box. Cutting heights are from 20 mm up to 70 mm. Handles fold down so it takes less room in the shed or garage.
It is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty and costs £199, a full £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price.
As we said lawn mower makes a great present and this one, the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) is another all-time favourite.
Being a rear roller mower it leaves the traditional stripes which epitomise the British lawn and is ideal for a smaller lawn with a 41 cm cut.
A Briggs & Stratton engine gives plenty of power and is very easy to start and the ribbed rear roller gives that all important finish and contributes to a better looking lawn over time.
It has a 55 litre grass box and front finds help smooth the lawn the give a better cut.
This one will trim right down to 13 mm for a great looking lawn and has a cutter bar friction disc to protect the crank should you hit something really solid.
It has an aluminium chassis which will help give the mower a long life.
The maker’s recommended retail price is £359 but we have it for sale for £289. It has a three year warranty from Hayter and we deliver it free the next working day.
Another mower. And this one is revolutionary and the perfect gift for someone who needs a light weight and yet powerful machine.
The Greenworks G-MAX 50Li-40V Lithium-Ion 3-in-1 Twin-Force Cordless Lawnmower (25367) can take on a lawn the size of four tennis courts.
This mower has two 40 Volt lithium ion batteries and a power save feature which only takes as much power from the batteries as is needed – less for a flat lawn, more for a wet, longer area. It also changes the speed of the blades.
The cutting heights can be easily changed from 30 mm to 90 mm and the cutting width is 90 in.
The mower can be used as a mulcher if preferred and it even has a striping mat to leave a traditional finish.
It costs just £299, a massive reduction on the maker’s recommended retail price of £669. There is a two year warranty and free next working day deliver.
It comes with battery and charger and other garden machinery in the Greenworks range can be ordered for remarkably keen prices as there is not need to but the battery and charger again.
For instance, a cordless leaf blower costs just £39.
Know a friendly farmer or someone living in an isolated cottage? Then they’d be really grateful for this Loncin LC3000-F Generator.
When the lights go out life can get very difficult, not only no television or radio, but no way of cooking and you need to keep the fridge and freezer working if possible.
This simple little generator runs really quietly and has a maximum output of 2.5 Kw. And it can run for 15 hours on an 18 litre tank of fuel.
It has two 16 amp sockets and the voltage is automatically regulated for a smooth power output.
Work out the wattage requirement of the appliances you want to run and don’t forget to have long cables to run from the generator.
And remember that the generator can only be run outside and never in a tent or caravan.
It costs £299, £140 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. It has a two year manufacturer’s warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
And finally, not the cheapest present by far but one that will be appreciated all summer long.
The Robomow RL2000 Automatic Robot Lawn Mower will mow the lawn while he or she can admire the garden from the comfort of a deckchair while sipping something cool.
This great little machine is really simple to set up. Just fix down the docking station and supply the power from a mains plug, peg out the perimeter wire and that’s about it.
You can tell your own little robot when to leave its home knowing that it will trim away and go back for a recharge when needed. You can control the machine from a remote control if you prefer.
Cutting heights are from 26 mm to 63 mm and the cutting width is 53 cm. And it can tackle lawns up to 2000 sq metres – the size of two tennis courts.
It costs £1899 and is delivered free the next working day.
These are just ten top gifts from our site that would delight any gardener. A quick browse of our site will give you hundreds more suggestions of a present make any gardener’s Christmas a perfect day.
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