Hints & Tips
Right, clear your throat and sing up.
‘Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
I’m going down the pub and that’s enough of that’.
Ten days to go, and if that phrase doesn’t concentrate your mind to find a perfect present then little will.
So here are five great present ideas for the gardener from our special list and five more chosen by our machinery experts to give you a few more ideas.
And on Monday we’ll bring you three mowers for every sort of lawn.
Wilkinson Sword make really tough garden tools, so how about this, the Wilkinson Sword 1111286W Pruner & Pouch.
Strong and sharp it has a ten year warranty and has a handy pouch to store it. Remember to run a little oil along the blades every so often after use.
It has a a non-slip grip and is spring loaded and razor sharp to give a neat, clean cut and leaves no jagged plant stems.
It costs £25 and is delivered FREE OF CHARGE the next working day.
This is another great little garden tool and comes from a leading German company in the garden machinery field.
The WOLF-Garten PC145FS Folding Pruning Saw is just the job for cutting down those thick stems on rose pushes or tough perennials when they need pruning.
Costing £29 and with a ten-year warranty it has been designed so you can work at two different angles, handy for working in confined areas.
Delivery the next working day is FREE.
Not all of us area blessed with big lawns where a ride-on mower is essential and if you are at the other end of the scale this is a wonderful little mower – and it’s a fair bet that we’ve all used one at some time.
The Webb H12R Hand-Propelled Cylinder Lawn Mower will leave a really neat finish on smaller lawns with a cutting height right down to 13mm.
A chain linking the front roller turns the blades in what was at the time a masterpiece of engineering which revolutionised lawn care.
These mowers will leave a beautiful striped finish and won’t topple into the flower beds when you get close to the edge.
It has an 19-litre grass box to collect the clippings as you mow and can be used to trim rough areas without the box where appearance is not so important.
It weighs a little over 11kg and has a cutting width of 33cm.
It costs £89 and is delivered FREE the next working day with a one-year warranty.
It’s a fair bet that most people have wished they had one of these at some time or other and this is a really powerful machine with some useful safety equipment.
The Oleo-Mac GS-350 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack is a powerful machine you can use for felling small trees, pruning branches or cutting firewood.
It is made by a leading Italian company, one of the world’s leading in its field and has a 38.9cc engine to power the chain along its 35cm guide bar.
It is ideal for an inexperienced user as instructions are printed on the body of the machine.
The fuel tank and chain oil tank are transparent and it has springs and rubber stops to dampen engine vibrations.
It is a very clean-running machine and weighs 4.4kg.
With this chainsaw you receive a free safety helmet with ear defenders and a visor, free chainsaw gloves, chain oil and engine oil and a free mixing bottle for the fuel.
It is currently at the bargain price of £195 with FREE next working day delivery and a five-year warranty.
If you’re feeling extra generous you could include a basic saw horse to make saw firewood easier, for an extra £39.
For those of you with deeper pockets and friends with large lawns this would make a brilliant gift.
From a favourite British company in the gardening world, the Hayter Harrier 56 Autodrive Rear-Roller Lawnmower with Variable Speed is the crème de la crème in the lawnmower world with a 56cm-wide cut and a powerful 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine to power it along.
The mower will cut at the aped you decide and has a full width and ribbed rear roller for a striped finish to make you the envy of your neighbours.
The cutting deck is lined with plastic to resist corrosion and minimise the blade noise and it has front fins to smooth the grass before it is cut leading to a neater finish.
Cutting heights are from 13mm to 60mm and it has a 70-litre grass box.
It also has a dead man’s handle to stop the machine and the blade should you lose control.
We are selling this great machine for £999, £200 off the recommended price with a five-year warranty and FREE delivery within two to three working days.
And you also receive a FREE five litre jerry can worth £21.95.
Now some handy pieces of garden machinery not on our list of suggestions but which would still make great gifts.
The Einhell GH-BC Petrol Brushcutter + Free Kit is a strong German-engineered machine which will trim lawn edges and cut down scrub with the addition of the 23cm blade.
A 25cc Einhell engine is a very easy starter and the 42cm strimming head will spool our more line by simply tapping it on the ground.
It also has a shoulder harness making it comfortable to use for longer periods.
A FREE helmet with ear defenders and visor are included in the price of £119.95, £80 off the recommended price, and you can buy work gloves for another £10 and a fuel mixing bottle for £5.95.
Delivery is FREE and the next working day.
From a Japanese company which makes top quality machinery often the choice of professionals comes the Tanaka TCH22E-BP2 (62) Petrol Hedgetrimmer.
This has 62cm double-reciprocating blades with a tooth pitch of 35mm so you can cut through really thick hedge stems.
A 21.2cc PureFire engine gives bags of power but with lower fuel use and emissions and it is also quieter than most machines on the market.
The rear handle twists through 180 degrees so it is easy to reach hedge sides and is suitable for left handers as well.
A front-mounted exhaust makes it more pleasant to use.
Delivered FREE the next working day, it costs £219, a big saving on £130 off the recommended price, has a five-year warranty and comes with FREE oil.
Now, a German-engineered mower with a Honda engine, really versatile and a great present for any gardener.
The Al-Ko 4210HPD Easy Mow Petrol Power Driven Lawnmower (Honda Engine) has a special ULTIMOW cutting deck which allows you to cut and collect the clippings, mulch them or discharge at the back.
The Honda engine is smooth and efficient, easy to start and reliable and the mower has a 42cm cutting width, seven cutting heights and large drive wheels for easier turning and a better grip.
It costs £329, saving a huge £130 on the recommended price and is delivered FREE the next working day with a five-year warranty.
Now a gift which is several presents in one.
The Mitox 28MT Multi-Tool has various attachments fitted in seconds all drive by a 25.4cc engine.
With the right fitting this machine can be a pole pruner with a 25.4 cm guide bar, hedgetrimmer with a 55cm blade which turns through 220 degrees for the difficult corners and sides, a brushcutter, grass trimmer and a long-reach hedge trimmer.
Powering the whole lot is a 25.4cc engine with excellent torque and an anti-vibration system.
This set costs £299, £100 below the recommended price and it has a three-year warranty, FREE oil and FREE DELIVERY the next working day.
And finally a machine to give you a healthy lawn all year round.
The Al-Ko Comfort 38E Combi-Care Electric Aerator / Scarifier has two cassettes, one with steel blades to cut small slits into the turf to let moisture through to the roots and the second with 24 hooks to tease out the moss and thatch which stops the lawn from breathing.
These two devices used regularly will lead to a much better looking lawn by allowing nutrients and moisture to penetrate the surface.
A 1300W electric motor drives the aerator and scarifier and there are five working depths adjusted by a dial.
It also has a 55-litre catcher for the rubbish you teased out. A smooth base to the machine makes cleaning it simple.
It costs £169, £20 off the price recommended and it has a two-year warranty and FREE DELIVERY the next working day.
These are just ten possible presents chosen from our site which would make great gifts.
Our Christmas gift suggestions can be seen here and please ring us on 03454 588905 if you would like any more information before you place your order. Our team are friendly, know their stuff and will be happy to give you free, impartial advice.
“All members of staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There was no pressure to make a purchase, just good honest advice. I would definitely use them again and cannot fault their kindness and service. They were not pushy. They advised me on the best mower appropriate for my circumstances and not the most expensive. I cannot fault them in any way.” REVIEW CENTRE 16/9/17