Reviews


Review – Gtech Cordless Grass Trimmer

If you have been following my blog you will know that I moved into my current house in June 2015 inheriting two very over-grown gardens; you can following my progress here. My previous house had three large lawns so I employed a couple to mow and trim it once a fortnight, however, my new front garden only has a small lawn so I am going to mow and trim it myself. Because it is quite small I purchased a small, […]


Are you Looking for a quieter Lawnmower?

One of the most distinctive sounds of summer is the loud roar of a neighbour’s petrol lawnmower being started on a Sunday morning. Thanks to new powered gardening equipment range, EGO Power+, noise disturbances when mowing the lawn are a thing of the past. The EGO lawnmower whispers in at 83 decibels*. To put this in perspective, a food blender is 86 decibels whilst a petrol lawnmower is said to be 106 decibels – just 3db more than an aeroplane […]


Review – EGO Power+ Cordless Hedge Trimmer

I have never had a garden with a hedge until I moved into my new house three weeks ago. There is a tall Leylandii hedge running down the length of the front garden, separating my garden from my neighbour’s, and a smaller Hawthorn Hedge running around the edge of the rest of the front garden. Both hedges required a trim when I moved in and would need trimming a couple of times a year going forward so I knew I […]


Hozelock 4 Way Tap Connector – Review

My garden is around 15 years old so is quite well established and requires little watering, however there are three areas which I have to keep an eye on during hot weather. The three main areas are; the sunny patio containing trees and shrubs in pots, the patio nearest the house which holds my Acers and a few planting containers and a medium sized flower bed at the front of the house. In order to make watering as easy as […]


Plantpal Watering Globe – Review

I came across this product whilst looking for ideas to keep my house plants watered while away on holiday. I have seen similar self-watering products in garden centres over the years and have actually tried the ornate glass versions but this promised unique technology which provides self-watering for up to a fortnight. It claims that water is only released from the globe when the soil becomes dry and therefore when the plant needs it most. Here are the instructions on the […]