Dads Love Gadgets for the Garden
Father's Day at the weekend and presents for Dads, like
at all other times of the year, is bound to focus on
gadgetry. Dads love gadgets and hate the slog of gardening,
so any new tool that can extend the amount of time spend
relaxing in the garden with a cold beer is a welcome
addition to the arsenal.
Go to BBC Gardener's World Show this weekend and while
the girls are swooning in the sweet peas, the boys will
be astride the Toros and John Deeres.
Electric gardening tools hold a special appeal. They
are clean and quiet compared to their petrol-driven
rivals. But they do have one extremely annoying shortcoming
- the cable. It gets in the way, catches on plants and,
unless you are a super-gardener with power-points cunningly
hidden in your flowerbeds, it normally means you can
only work a short distance from the house. So, anything
cordless is a godsend.
At this is the time of year when there's always endless
patches of grass that need trimming off and the lawn-edges
constantly need tidying. And the weather so far has
made it all much worse.
Enter the Flymo
Cordless Mini-Trim 250X. New this year, it is the
top of the Flymo range of hand tools that double as
trimmers and edgers that they have been developing for
the last few years. It has sleek, aerodynamic lines
and an adjustable head so that it can either trim with
blades cutting horizontally or switch to edging with
blades vertical and a neat guiding roller to keep you
on the straight and narrow.
Most important, it is powered by a rechargeable 12 volt
battery, so you are totally unrestricted. Flymo advertise
a running time of 30 minutes which is pretty good for
a hard-working tool like this. It comes with a neat
wall-hanging bracket that incorporates the charger so
you just hook in on the garage wall and reach for what
you have also been given for Father's Day with a bit
of luck – a bottle of chilled something to quench
reprinted with permission from Greenfingers.com