Hints & Tips
The annual festive quest is getting into gear as we all try to buy something that our friends and relations will find useful and will last.
There’s nothing worse than joining the queues to return unwanted gifts or popping them on a web site hoping they won’t be seen by the person who gave them.
Now if you’ve a mate who’s a keen gardener we can help, even if the murky art of shrubberies and vegetables plots is a bit of a mystery.
For you’ll find on our site a huge selection of gardening gifts ready for delivery either to your address or the lucky recipient in plenty of time to add a name tag and sprig of holly.
To whet your appetite here are three pieces of garden machinery anyone would find really useful, and all are at very attractive prices.
Lawn edges are always a pain to trim if you haven’t got the right tool as scruffy edges spoil the appearance of a garden.
So this little machine from a top manufacturer will do the trick.
The Mitox 25C Petrol Grass-Trimmer is really efficient with a 25.4 cc engine – and it weighs only 5.1kg.
The loop handle makes it easier to get to concealed corners and to feed out new line, just bump it on the ground and the line spools out.
It is currently on special offer at an amazingly low price of £79. We deliver it free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
Vegetables from your own garden always taste better than bought ones but there is a fair bit of work involved, especially the digging.
Anyone with a plot or allotment, and especially anyone whose back is liable to the odd tweak, would really appreciate a tiller to take the effort out of digging and tilling between the rows.
So this next little cracker would make a really well-received present.
The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator has been engineered in Germany and has six tilling blades to break down even the most claggy soils into a fine tilth.
A set of crop protection discs is also included so that you can keep the weeds down when working between the rows.
The tiller is powered by a 163cc engine which is quiet when running and there is a small wheel at the front to help move it about the garden and which tilts up and out of the way when not wanted.
The height can be controlled by an adjustable brake skid at the back of the machine and there is also a deadman’s handle which cuts the engine when released – you don’t want to be responsible for a tiller out of control trundling across flower beds or other people’s plots.
The tiller costs £249.95, a real bargain, as its list price is £200 more.
You can have it delivered free the next working day or to the address of the lucky person receiving it and there is a two-year warranty.
And if you are feeling generous or want to club together with relations to buy a special present this would make a great gift.
Made in the USA and ideal for someone with a large lawn, the Lawnflite 2-in-1 Ride-On Mower is designed with a lawn around 2000m2 in mind.
It’s also ideal for anyone who has a garden with narrow gates, as it has a working width of only 60cm.
Great fun and very easy to drive, it has a 190cc engine fired up with a key and will discharge cut grass to the side on the rougher areas and will mulch clippings on smooth lawns.
The gear box is designed to let you change gear while on the move and cutting heights are from 38mm to 95mm.
This ride-on is new for this year and costs £1199 – and remember that price includes free delivery. It has a two-year warranty.
Practical gifts seem to be in vogue this Christmas rather than the normal frippery and practical presents for the keen gardener will always be popular.
If you’re still stuck for a present please give us a ring on 08454 588905, we’ve loads of ideas to suggest.