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Garden Press Event: new tools and products

The Posh Bird Box collection from The Posh Shed Company.
The Posh Bird Box collection from The Posh Shed Company. Picture; The Posh Shed Company

Tools and equipment you’ll want this year…

Sage Tower Playhouse from Forest Garden
Sage Tower Playhouse from Forest Garden. Picture; Forest Garden

Here’s another post in my series of new products and plants unveiled at this year’s Garden Press Event in February…

New from Forest Garden are three Oakley Summer Houses (£449.99 to £529.99), Whitby Arbour (£449.99) and Whitby Arches (from £249.99), the outdoor Boot Store with racking (£189.99), four different Linear Planters (£59.99) and the Forest Playhouse Range (from £289.99).

For more details, visit www.forestgarden.co.uk.

The Posh Shed Company’s The Posh Bird Box is hand-made from redwood timber with a removable cedar shingle roof, rrp £19 (plus £4 postage).

Timber planters are available in three sizes: small (42cm x 42cm x 46cm); medium (52cm x 52cm x 50cm); and large (55cm x 55cm x 53cm), rrp from £65.

For further information, visit www.theposhshedcompany.co.uk.

Wilkinson Sword’s new Ultralight range has strong, expertly crafted and stylish garden tools in a comfortable, light package.

The Ultralight Hedge Shears have an 8” non-stick coated blade, for a clean and defined cut. Aluminium handles provide strength and low weight, with soft grip handles and weigh just 670g, rrp £29.99.

The Ultralight Bypass Loppers have bypass, non-stick coated blades, perfect for young, green wood, with the 25mm cutting capacity providing a precise, defined cut. Weighing just 450g, the extruded aluminium handles deliver strength and lightness, rrp £29.99.

Wilkinson Sword’s carbon steel range also has a new look – previously available in black, the 15 tools are now green with an all-new look and finish, with a 10-year guarantee.

The 10 long-handled and five hand tools feature the same quality carbon steel head as before, with a hard-wearing green epoxy resin coating and soft grip natural wooden handles.

There are two spades, a fork, a draw hoe, Dutch hoe, three-prong cultivator, lawn-edging knife, two rakes, a weeding fork, hand trowel, transplanting trowel, patio scraper and a weed grubber.

For more information, visit www.wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk.

WOLF-Garten’s multi-change® Tree Care Without a Ladder includes a number of pruning saws, so that you can carry out tree maintenance from the ground by attaching the tool head to a handle.

The PC370MS Pruning Saw has a curved, Swedish Steel blade, which can be used as a standalone hand saw, or integrated with a multi-change® handle, for safe sawing up to 5.5m.

Professional saw

The Professional Pruning Saw PC370MSPRO also has a hook to prevent the blade from pulling out of the cut, and a bark knife to prevent tree damage, while the Folding Pruning Saw is ideal for thicker branches.

Also in the WOLF-Garten range are the 72 Volt Li-Ion power battery tools with an interchangeable battery system. New are three handheld tools; a grass trimmer, a hedge cutter and a leaf blower.

The 72 Volt Li-Ion power battery and charger system have 180Watt hours and are fully charged in just 60 minutes, with a super quick change option, which provides an 80 per cent charge after just 45 minutes.

All carry a three-year guarantee and rrp £119.99 (without battery and charger), £299 (including battery and charger). For further information, visit www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk.

The Cobra range has four new 40 volt products in its lithium-ion range – a lawnmower with a dedicated 16” rear roller. The RM4140V creates a traditional striped lawn but without the need for petrol or electric cables, rrp £359.99

There are a new grass trimmer, chainsaw and hedge trimmer – all powered by the same 40 volt battery as the lawnmowers, for more information, visit www.cobragarden.co.uk.

Cub Cadet has launched 13 new models of lawn tractors in its Enduro Series™, in three powerful ranges; XT1, XT2 and XT3.

The four XT1 lawn tractors, with 547cm3 engines, have a smooth, hydrostatic drive system and a safe and efficient button blade start. They can be expanded with accessories.

For bigger areas, the five XT2 models provide higher levels of power, control functions and durability. They feature the Cub Cadet TIGHT TURN xTREME, delivering the tightest turning circle on the market, making them ideal for tough terrain.

The four XT3 models are built for the hardest tasks – mowing even tall, dense grass, and transporting larger loads. For more information, visit www.cubcadet.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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