Hints & Tips
There seems to be a trend this year towards practical presents rather than the usual frippery which lasts 24 hours before appearing in Ebay.
And here are our suggestions for practical presents which will last which will prove a boon to any gardener.
First is a very popular device which will be welcomed by anyone who has a wood burner and spends ages swinging a heavy axe.
The MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter is really easy, safe and fast to use and will split logs up to 25cm in diameter and up to 37cm long.
The splitting force comes from a 1500W electric motor which produces four tons splitting power to force logs against a triangular splitting wedge.
Both hands are needed to operate it, keeping them away from the mechanism.
It can split most woods, save you from risking your back by swinging an axe and it is also clean to operate and needs virtually no maintenance.
A pair of wheels at the front make it easy to move around.
Delivery the next working day is free – and we can send it to the recipient if you wish.
It’s an incredibly popular machine with a five star customer rating. They have raved about it with comments like “Excellent“, “five stars for a reason” “…performs flawlessly and is an absolute bargain” and “…should have bought one tears ago”
It costs £149.95, £100 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
Now if you know anyone who has a large area of semi wilderness which needs to be trimmed this little machine, the MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer Mower, a best seller, will be a really welcome present.
Thick cord at the front of the machine is turned by a 160cc engine and as it is pushed along it strims all manner of thick weeds like nettle and dock and can even deal with brambles.
This machine has proved useful for cutting down overgrown verges and bank sides and working under trees and close to fences and walls.
It is mounted on large 14in wheels with rubber tyres and is easy to push along on rough surfaces.
With a working width of 56cm you can deal with large areas quickly and the height is adjustable as well, from 35mm to 70mm.
The handles fold down for easy storage.
Another five star crowd pleaser, its many fans have had things like this to say “Excellent piece of kit“, “Powerful, easy to manoeuvre over bumpy ground and trims everything with ease” “Fantastic…This is a real brute.” and “So Good I Bought Another”
!It costs £179 and is delivered FREE the next working day with five sets of strimming line. There is a two-year warranty.
And who wouldn’t be delighted to receive this on Christmas morning, the Mountfield SP454 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, solid, easy to start and capable of dealing with all sorts of grass.
Mountfield’s own 140cc engine provides the power, and it has five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm.
The cutting width is 45cm and the grass box holds 55 litres. And when conditions allow you can also mulch the clippings.
It costs £249, £100 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it the next working day for free.
Another chart topper with a swathe of 4/5 star reviews, it has received praise such as “A dream to use”, “Fantastic value” and “Good mower, good value” Have a look at these pages to see what other people think of this mower.
Our special Christmas gift section can be found here and remember you can ring us on normal working hours if you would like our advice before buying. We’re on 08454 588905.