Hints & Tips
The last minute rush to the shops will really kick in to gear this weekend.
The roads will be packed with speeding drivers, there’ll be fisticuffs at the checkouts and wailing kids and drunks celebrating Christmas in the only way they know how.
But it needn’t be like this if you’re looking for a worthwhile present for the keen gardener as there’s still time to buy and have your gift delivered before Christmas
Our last day for despatch is Thursday 22 December and our office closes 23 December.
We re-open on Tuesday 3 January, lighter of wallet no doubt and with personal resolutions to cut down on alcohol, ease up on fatty foods and lose weight.
Here are ten top gardening gifts if you’re stuck for a present, all in stock and ready for delivery either to your door or the person you’re buying for.
So let’s start with a best-selling hedge trimmer.
The Mountfield MHJ2424 Double-Bladed Petrol Hedgetrimmer (61cm Blade) is a very powerful machine which can deal with established, thicker growth as well as the annual Spring trim, thanks to a wide 28mm tooth spacing.
And with its 61cm cutting bar you can cut large runs of hedges quickly and efficiently. The cutting blades are double sided and so you can trim in a forwards and backwards motion.
These blades are ppwered by a 24.5cc engine which starts really easily and the rear handle has three positions so you can deal with sides and odd shapes.
To see what previous purchasers have to say see these reviews.
It costs £139, £40 off the recommended price and is delivered free the following working day with a two-year warranty.
Here’s another great little machine to deal with lawn edges, the Mitox 26L Petrol Brushcutter, a machine on special offer.
The loop handle makes it a simple machine to use and you can get behind sheds and other obstructions easier that those fitted with chopper handles, which are preferred by professionals.
It has a 25.4cc engine and a solid steel shaft to give it strength and weighs only 6.3kg.
A shoulder harness makes it comfortable to use for long periods and it has a comprehensive anti-vibration system.
The strimming line is fed out just by bumping the head on the ground.
It costs £119, a great saving on the recommended price of £189 and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
If you’re feeling generous you can buy a 40cm hedge trimmer blade for £135 which is easily fitted to convert the machine into a hedge trimmer.
This is another long-time best seller and just the job if you have a wood stove but logs too thick to fit in.
The MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter is simple and above all safe to use and can split logs up to 25cm in diameter and 37cm long.
It works by forcing logs via a hydraulic ram onto a three-way splitting wedge and the four tons of power is enough to deal with most wood. The force is created by a 1500W electric motor.
And you can move it around without too much effort on the two wheels and by using the hand grip.
We deliver it the following working day but we can drop it off at any address in the UK mainland on your behalf.
To see what previous customers think of it have a look here. It costs £149.95, a full £200 off the recommended price.
And talking of wood for the fire, here’s another great gift, the
Oleo-Mac GS-350 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack, on exclusive special offer.
It’s a great domestic machine, suitable for taking down overhanging branches and small-scale felling as well as cutting logs.
The guide bar is 35cm long and the chain is powered by a 38.9cc engine.
If you’ve never used a chainsaw before, all the instructions are printed on the body.
There are two transparent tanks to show the level of the fuel and chain oil. The lubrication to the chain is automatic when the engine is started.
It also has a really good vibration damping system which makes it more comfortable to use and helps prolong its working life.
A pair of protective chainsaw gloves, safety helmet with visor and ear muffs, litre of chain oil, two-stroke oil and a fuel mixing bottle are all included.
The costs for the whole package is £195, a substantial reduction on the recommended price of £289.95 and it has a five-year warranty.
Again, delivery is free and the next working day.
Now here’s a machine which would delight anyone with an allotment or large vegetable garden.
The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator is great value for money and the lowest priced one in its class.
German engineered by a major garden machinery manufacturer, it has six cultivator blades to deal with even claggy, clay soils and has a set of crop protection discs so you can till between the rows to clear out the weeds with damaging growing plants.
The machine is powered by a 163cc engine and it has a transport wheel to make it easy to move around. This wheel tilts up when not needed. And a brake skid at the back lets you set the working depth.
It costs £249.95, a full £200 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
Now on to lawnmowers, always one of the most practical gifts at Christmas.
And first one from a favourite brand, the Mountfield SP454 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, which is on special offer.
Mountfield’s own 140cc engine is fitted with enough power to deal with the rough and the smooth and it has five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm. The grass box holds 55 litres.
This is another which has been a best seller and to see what previous customers thought, see these reviews.
The recommended price is £349 but we have it on offer for £249 including free next working day delivery and a two-year warranty.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear-Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619) is the perfect mower for a small lawn with a 41cm cutting width and aluminium cutting deck to give it a very long working life
It has a ribbed rear roller to give the iconic striped finish and will cut right down to 13mm.
The cutting deck has fins which smooth the lawn before it is cut giving a better finish and the engine is from Briggs & Stratton, 125cc and very easy to start.
The engine has a friction disc to minimise the damage should you hit something really solid.
The grass box holds 55 litres and the deck is lined with plastic to resist corrosion and keep down the noise.
It costs £399, £70 0ff the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a three-year warranty.
The next mower can handle all sorts of mowing tasks from orchards and paddocks and grass paths where the finish is not so important to smooth lawns.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower can dishcarge clippings to the side and rear on the less formal areas and collect and mulch them where appearance is important.
The mower has a really large 196cc engine designed to start easily and keep vibrations to a minimum and it has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm.
Large rear drive wheels mean it can handle rougher areas and smooth and it has a 70-litre grass box.
See reviews of this mower here from previous customers.
It is priced £200 off the recommended price at £299.95 and has a five year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now here’s a great little machine for people with a large lawn just too big for a lawnmower.
The Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider has a cutting width of 66cm so it can fit through most garden gates.
The 224cc engine is key started and is cheap to run and it has four forward and one reverse gears and the grass box holds 150 litres and can be emptied with leaving the driver’s seat.
This has cutting widths from 30m to 80mm and you can buy a mulch kit as an optional extra.
It is priced at £1249, £100 off the recommended price and is delivered within two to three working days. There is a two-year warranty from Mountfield.
And if you’re feeling especially generous this lawn tractor will make an excellent gift especially as the lucky recipient will also get a free trailer.
The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor has a 420cc engine started with a key and is known as a great collector of wet grass as it has a fan to blast the clippings into to the grass box.
The Transmatic transmission makes it very easy to control the speed.
Made to tackle large areas, as it has a 76cm cutting width. Cutting heights are from 30mm to 95mm and it has a turning radius of 46cm.
And a pair of headlights makes it easier to drive at the peesent time when daylight is at a premium.
It blends an ergonomic steering wheel with an adjustable seat for superior driver-comfort; and it’s equipped with a pair of powerful headlights that make
it possible to work safely in murky low-light situations.
The free trailer is just about an essential to any garden tractor owner and the one you receive for free normally costs £199.
The tractor costs £1499, £200 off the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days with a two year warranty, fully assembled and ready to go.
Please ring us on 08454 588905 if you have any questions on these suggestions or we can help in any other way.