Hints & Tips
The old man with the white beard is starting to polish up his reindeer ready for the annual voyage around the world. And the annual problem of what to buy the person who already has everything is on everyone’s lips.
If he or she is a keen gardener or has recently moved into a new house we have compiled a list of ten top Christmas presents to solve the problem.
All come with free delivery so you’ll have them in plenty of time for Christmas but we can deliver them to the lucky recipient if you prefer as long as they are on the UK mainland.
The first suggestion is the Stiga Snow Electric 31 Snow Blower, the simplest little machine which can clear paths and drives. And no painful back from hours of shovelling.
This has a working width of 31 cm and an intake height of 23 cm and will pick up the snow and throw it up to five metres away. The power comes from a 1100 Watt electric motor so to get started just plug it in.
It works like a powered shovel yet is light enough to hang in the porch when not in use and just slides along the surface – there are no wheels to worry about.
It costs £79, £20 less than the recommended selling price and has a one year warranty from the manufacturer. We deliver it free the next working day.
This next one is on exclusive special offer and comes with a host of extras worth £60 so you’ll be giving several presents in one.
The Einhell Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter Kit is a top quality machine from a German engineering company and is ideal for cutting logs and even felling small trees.
Powered by a 41 cc engine, it has been made to start easily and has a 35 cm guide bar with a sprocket nose to ease the chain around the end and give a smoother cut and a longer chain life.
It has automatic chain lubrication and a full anti-vibration system to make it comfortable to use for longer periods. It also has an inertia-operated chain brake which stops the chain should the saw kick back while being used.
With this saw you receive a safety helmet with visor and ear defenders, work gloves, fuel mixing bottle and a spare chain.
The recommended price is £199.95 but we are selling it for only £139.95 with a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
A machine to split logs is probably one of the most wanted pieces of garden machinery and here’s a neat little machine which will deal with most logs.
The MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitteris a safe and simple machine using hydraulic pressure to force logs on to a splitting wedge.
It can tackle logs up to 25 cm diameter and 37 cm long with the splitting force generated by a 1500 Watt electric motor.
It is very safe to use as both hands are needed to operate it so keeping them away from the splitting mechanism.
It has transport wheels making it easy to roll around and a rubber hand grip.
We deliver it free the next working day and it has a two year maker’s warranty. It costs £149.95, £100 less than the recommended retail price.
Another machine any gardener would like to see poking out of Santa’s sack is the Tanaka TCH22E-AP2 (50) Petrol Hedgetrimmer.
This is a very lightweight machine made to start with a very light pull on the starting cord and has a 50 cm cutter bar with double reciprocating blades.
With a 30 mm gap between the cutting teeth it will tackle thicker hedge growth and has a 180 degree twist grip rear handle which makes it easier to cut hedge tops and sides. And it makes it easier for left-handers to use.
It costs £199 compared with the recommended price of £289 and is delivered free the next working day. It has a maker’s warranty of five years.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, exclusive to us and on special offer is a cracking little mower suitable for a medium-sized lawn.
It has a Briggs & Stratton 125 cc engine and would make an excellent present for anyone whose old faithful machine is just about on its last legs.
With five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm it can take on most mowing tasks, even longer, unkempt areas and has an 18 in cutting width and it has a 55 litre grass box
And with a tough steel cutting deck it is a mower made to last.
It costs £249, £100 less than the recommended retail price and it has a two year warranty from Mountfield. We deliver it for free the following working day.
Another mower which would make a cracking present is the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Wheeled Lawn Mower (Code: 616).
This is made by a well-established British company designed to tackle smaller lawns and has a 158 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and has a polymer deck to resist corrosion and give it a long life.
It is fitted with front fins to give a better, more even cut and has cutting heights from 13 mm up to 65 mm. The cutting height is 16 in and there is a rear deflector so you can work without the grass box if you prefer on less well-kept areas.
It costs £255 compared with the recommended retail price of £329 and is delivered free the next working day with a bottle of engine oil. There is a three year warranty from Hayter.
The weather forecasters are already saying we are unlikely to get any snow over Christmas but we know full well that we’ll catch a packet some time in the next couple of months.
So here’s a machine at a remarkable price which would be a great help to anyone with a long drive and paths.
The Oleo-Mac Artik 52 Single-Stage Petrol Snow Blower has a 163 cc four-stroke engine and being a push machine manoeuvrable enough to get through garden gates and along wiggly paths.
The exit chute can be adjusted so you throw the stuff where you wish – it can throw snow up to eight metres away.
It costs £299, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty. And we deliver it free the next working day.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a feature–packed mower on special offer.
It collects the clippings in a large grass box, mulches them and returns them to the law to rot down but can also discharge to the aide and rear.
It has a huge Emak 196 cc engine and has six cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm and a cutting width of 21 in and these features combine d with the large rear wheels mean tackle all sorts of grassed areas from smooth lawns to paddocks and orchards.
It has been engineered to keep vibration levels to a minimum so you can mow for long periods with less fatigue.
You can save £200 on this mower’s price at the moment as it is selling for only £299.95 .There is a three year warranty from the manufacturer.
We’ve all experienced power cuts at some time and if you live in the coutry you may get quite used to the lights going out.
The Loncin LC2000i Inverter Generator is an easy-to-handle piece of equipment which can keep television sets, computers and other electrical equipment going when the lights go out.
With this one a microprocessor replaces the traditional alternator and provides 1.6 Kw of power with using a 79 cc four-stroke engine and has a throttle which varies the engine speed according to the demand for electricity.
It will run for around seven hours on a tank of petrol and is easily carried around with a carrying handle. It measures 49.9 cm by 28.5 cm and also has a DC output for battery charging.
Please check the wattage requirements for equipment you are using and never use a generator in an occupied building.
It costs £499 compared with the recommended retail price of £749 and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
The Lawnflite RF125 Lawn & Garden Tractor is an easy to drive yet powerful little machine with as Briggs & Stratton 344 cc engine and transmatic transmission.
This is built as a side-discharge machine but a mulch kit as well as a grass catcher can be bought as optional extras.
Cutting heights are from 30 mm to 95 mm and it has a pivoting front axle to give a neat cut even on an undulating lawn. And to help there are anti-scalp wheels on the front of the cutting deck.
It costs £1299 compared with the recommended price of £1747 and we deliver it free within two to three working days. There is a two year maker’s warranty.
As an added extra you receive a towed dethatcher worth £89 and a free tractor cover worth £59.
It is never easy at Christmas to buy presents for people who seem to have everything already but have a look through our site.
There are thousands of items there for the gardener and you are sure to find a gift which will be both appreciated and useful.
And if you want advice before buying please give our team a ring on 08454 588905.
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