Hints & Tips
This is a miserable time of year when little seems to be happening in the garden.
But a few hours spent on flower beds and the vegetable garden now will mean you’re ready for planting and sowing when Spring springs.
Bulbs have started poking their green heads above the soil and though we can’t see it, the sap is rising in hedgerows and trees.
But in the meantime you can turn the soil over on beds and vegetable plots so that frosts can kill off bugs and break down clods of soil making it easier to rake into a fine tilth later.
We’ll look later at tillers for more serious tasks but in the meantime these two neat little machine are ideal for work in more restricted areas where wider tillers would chew up plants and shrubs.
The WOLF-Garten C30E Electric Tiller/Cultivator has a 30cm width, just right for working between and around the delphiniums and for tilling on small vegetable plots.
And above all it is light and easy to use, weighing just 13kg.
It has a 1400W electric motor, powerful enough for the job and much easier than breaking up the soil with a garden fork. Four metal tines do the work at the sharp end.
It is also just the right width for working between the rows of growing vegetable plants in the Spring. A built-in handle makes it easy to carry around.
It costs £199, £20 off the recommended price, is delivered free the next working day and has a three-year warranty.
If you want something a little more powerful, this might be the answer, the Handy THPMT Petrol Mini-Tiller.
This one has a working width of 25cm and will till to a depth of 20cm.
A 43cc engine provides the power – enough to deal with even heavy clay soils and it has four metal tines to do the business.
This is a really strong little machine and yet weighs only 15kg. The handles fold down for easy storage and carrying around.
It costs just £199, has a one-year warranty and we deliver it FREE the next working day.
These pages have an extensive list of tillers but remember you can always ring us on 08454 588905 if you would like our advice.