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6 Gadgets for the Lazy Gardener

Thursday, 22 October 2009

How to take the backache out of gardening .We have six gardening gadgets to make your life easier!

Eugene Higgins, Inspector Gadget

I was born into Horticulture in a plant nursery/garden centre in north Co Dublin started in 1940 by my grandfather, so my excuse is, "that its in my blood". On leaving school I worked in various Dublin radio stations and spent my spare time working in the family run garden centre, this soon reversed after spending an intervening number of years in Australia.

Over the last 12 years I have been combining Horticulture and media work.

In 1999 I returned to retailing opening Colour Green Garden Centre in Malahide Dublin, which won "Best Specialist Garden Centre 2002-Ireland". In 2004 we subsequently moved the business to Tullamore, Co Offaly, where we have a lot more space around us and have concentrated on developing our Colour Green Landscaping Services. Our highlight to date was, being commissioned last year by the Afternoon Show to restore a nursing home's spectacular Japanese garden that had run into serious disrepair (Carrigoran Nursing Home, Co Clare)

Eugene will be showing us six gadgets that every gardener should have!

. Velcro Tree Ties,€9.99
This product is brand new onto the market. Traditionally we've had to struggle with rubber to tie up trees but now there's an easier alternative, Velcro!

. Smart Buggy, €79.99
This allows you to easily pack away your hose into a tidy little bundle. Hoses tend to get damaged if they're not stored too well. Also, rather than having to haul your hose around the garden you can now just place it onto a trolley and wheel it instead!

. Flymo Freestyler Cordless Grass / Hedge Cutter, €79.99
This is great for those who may not have the strength to tidy up hedges / edge of grass. Just run this over the area that needs to be tidied up and it will do the work for you!

. Telescopic Hedge Shears, €59.99
This shears allows you to get to heights which you wouldn't usually be able to get up to. It eradicates the effort of having to stand on your tippy toes or using a step ladder for those hard to reach places.

. Easy Repair Lawn Seed, €14.99
No need to lay a new lawns, just sprinkle some of these seed onto your garden. Follow the instructions and hey presto, you have a lovely lawn without the backache of laying a new one.

. Gardena Secreteurs, €39.99
Gone are the days of having to having to use uncomfortable secreteurs. This one adapts to your hands ensuring comfort throughout your day of gardening.

And Eugenes plant of the week is .
Libertia Goldfinger, €10.95
Very strong all year round plant with striking golden foliage!

Gadgets from todays show are available at Atlantic Homecare, Woodies DIY and garden centres nationwide. For more information on stockists contact McLoughlins RS on 018239200"