Posted On: 22/12/2016
On my council run site, allotment inspection times run from March to November, and are fearfully strict. Any tenant caught with an untidy plot can look forward to a stern letter, with a ‘three strikes and out policy’ for serial offenders. Now my plot isn't looking particularly ship shape at the moment, but I’m going to take full advantage of the councils lack of patrols over the next few weeks and reward myself with a bit of ‘down time’ before resuming p...
Posted On: 08/12/2016
Now is a great time of year to start thinking about your winter pruning jobs around the garden for the months ahead while many trees and shrubs are in a dormant state. During November, I managed to take care of several trees and shrubs using the new RS750 POWER Cut Anvil Loppers with WOLF-Garten’s new cutting head technology! The RS750 POWER Cut Anvil Lopper are WOLF-Garten’s largest loppers with a fixed handle length. They are designed to cut through branches of up to 45mm in...
Posted On: 19/08/2016
When it comes to buying new tools, one of the most important factors for keen gardeners is durability. Will it stand the test of time? For one brand the answer to this is a resounding yes. WOLF-Garten has been producing innovative, premium quality garden tools since 1922. The brand’s roots stem from a revolutionary method of soil cultivation involving tools that pull rather than push, enabling gardeners to work in an upright position. The days of backache were over! From th...
Posted On: 10/08/2016
Now that our crops of new potatoes have come to an end, its time for me to harvest the last few plants to go with a summer salad, Yum! This frees up a lot of space for some other summer and winter vegetable crops, but before doing so I’ll need to rake over the areas in preparation and for this, I’ve been testing out the WOLF-Garten Bow Rake  The Bow Rake head attachment is part of the of the well renowned multi-change® tools system from WOLF-Garten. It is 40cm wi...
Posted On: 21/07/2016
In their recent review, Which?, the largest UK consumer body, has branded the WOLF-Garten GTE850 electric corded strimmer a ‘Best Buy’ in the “strimmer” category after gaining a score of 74%. Designed to meet the highest industry standards, the GTE850 strimmer boasts twin wheels which provide support and help cut grass to an even length in addition to an adjustable hand grip to enhance control. A plant protection guard ensures your carefully planted flowers are sti...
Posted On: 07/06/2016
This month I’ve been testing out an amazing tool from Wolf-Garten, the Comfort Grass Shears. Now that the weather has finally warmed up and the grass is growing fast it’s time to start thinking about lawn maintenance and care, and for this I’m going to take a look at the Wolf Garten Comfort Grass Shears Initially I was a bit unsure how these would turn out in practice, but how wrong was I! Usually when you think about standard hedge shears or lawn edging she...
Posted On: 10/05/2016
This month I’ve been lucky enough to test out the Wolf-Garten multi-change® Ridger tool. This is one of those tools that really looks the business, as it looks like a plough. It is designed to produce up to 20cm wide furrows for planting potatoes, as well as ridging up and earthing up around plants.                                             I was itch...
Posted On: 06/04/2016
That time is here again for me to share my product tests results with you all. Two new products that I have never used before. One because I simply thought it was for sowing veggie seeds so no good for me as I am strictly a flower girl and a lawn edging Iron that I have never used because James is in charge of all aspects lawny. Seed sower I am amazed with this clever tool. How wrong could I be thinking that it was for sowing lovely neat rows of veggie seeds and no use for f...
Posted On: 25/02/2016
Trees are a beautiful and useful addition to any garden, adding shade, height, fruit, and colour, as well as having environmental benefits.  However, tree maintenance can be troublesome, and dangerous, with many accidents occurring from people toppling off precariously placed ladders. Visitors to the Edible Garden Show, the UK's only event dedicated to grow-your-own, and the first major gardening event of the year, will be introduced to WOLF-Garten’s solution to t...
Posted On: 09/12/2015
  Another month has whizzed by and here we are in a lovely mild December. Thankfully this weather has meant I could give this month’s products a thorough testing.   The products on offer this month are from WOLF-Garten’s multi-change® System including a brilliant telescopic handle that extends from 170 cm to 300cm which gives it a long reach for those out of the way branches, along with a shorter hand held version, a 150 cm fixed handle for close up ...
Posted On: 06/11/2015
Now that autumn has arrived the garden jobs are changing, so this month I’ve been testing out some WOLF-Garten multi-change tools in combination with an aluminium long handle: a Garden Scraper; & small Dustpan handle; Yard Broom and a Leaf Rake. My first job on the list was to clean the patio, and for this I used WOLF-Garten Garden Scraper. It is part of the multi-change tool range and is designed to remove weeds and moss from crevasses and in-between patio slabs, I wa...
Posted On: 08/10/2015
  Welcome to my very first Wolf-Garten garden tools trials blog. This is a fabulous year-long project that I am really over-whelmed to be part of. Over the next year I will trialling all sorts of Wolf-Garten gardening tools from my own unique perspective. For those of you who are new to my blog, I am a disabled gardener with an ambition to inspire everyone to give gardening a go; it’s great for your health and I hope to prove there are no barriers to gardening. I have two ...