Hints & Tips
Nothing shows off a well-maintained garden like a neatly-trimmed hedge and some are starting to look quite untidy. (You know who you are – Ed.)
We always urge you to check there are no birds still raising their young before you start, but in many parts of the country, the young are fledged and flown.
And here are some machines from one of the best suppliers, strong and sturdy and often the choice of the professional gardener.
They come from Tanaka and we’ve chosen two, one better suited to the domestic gardener and the other for those with long runs of hedges to trim.
The Tanaka TCH22E-AP2 (50) Petrol Hedgetrimmer is the lightest in its class but still a powerful hedge cutter with its 21.1 Pure Fire engine producing .87hp but using little fuel and producing fewer emissions than many similar machines.
It fires up easily with just a light pull on the start cord and has 50cm double-sided reciprocating blades with a 30cm tooth gap.
This lets you trim thicker, older growth as well as this years’ and with its sharp blades, it will leave a neat finish with no chewed stems.
The handle will twist 180 degrees so you can reach awkward corners and deal with fancy topiary. It is also more convenient for left-handers.
As well as all this it has a five-year warranty and free delivery the next working day and costs £229, £60 less than the recommended price.
A customer’s comments: ‘Just What We Wanted. Speedy dispatch, well packaged. The machinery is great quality and excellent at hedges. My fiancée used this years ago and wanted another the same. Very happy***** ’
A professional gardener or keen amateur with long, thick hedges should have a look at this one, the Tanaka TCH22E-CP2 (78) Petrol Hedgetrimmer.
Really powerful with a 21.1 cc engine it weighs only 5.2kg and has low vibration levels and a front exhaust to keep fumes away from the user.
And easy starter, it has extra-long 78cm double-reciprocating blades with a 53mm tooth gap to enable it to cut long thick hedges painlessly and quickly.
It costs £399, £100 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
One customer wrote: ‘This is a really good hedgetrimmer. It has very good anti-vibration technology that works well. The exhaust is well positioned so the fumes are directed down the bar away from the user.’
And don’t forget. We have years of experience and still offer great service.
‘Excellent. Prompt and efficient.‘ W. Murphy (TRUSTPILOT 21.6.18)