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    Hedge Cutter Advice

    A bit random but after spending today in the garden I realise I need a petrol hedge cutter with a long blade that cuts both ways (as opposed to one side of the blades).

    Can anyone out there recommend a petrol hedge trimmer? I'm looking to spend £100-£150 for a good one. My electric one is crap - and I cut through the cable today LOL Whoops DOh.

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    I've got one of these Flymo Sabre Cordless Hedge Trimmer 24V Hedge Trimmers > Cordless Hedge Trimmers - Lawn Mowers - Lawn Tractors, Garden Machinery & Leaf Blowers and it is ideal for my hedge, whch is around 2m high and pretty wide. I can only get to one side of it, so the long reach is a must. The 24v battery pack is more than enough and makes the trimmer itself lighter and easier to use.

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    I know this is technically OT but; is this really the right time to be hedge trimming? All the birds will be nesting now, and you run the risk of disturbing them.

    Autumn or early spring is usually better, as you will also have less rubbish to dispose of.

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    What a great excuse. My wife was nagging me all weekend to do ours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I know this is technically OT but; is this really the right time to be hedge trimming? All the birds will be nesting now, and you run the risk of disturbing them.

    Autumn or early spring is usually better, as you will also have less rubbish to dispose of.

    The hedges at school are getting right out of control, but our gardening contractors won't touch them until 1st July because of the birds... unless it's a health and safety issue.

    The hawthorn crowding one path from both sides is now a health and safety issue... it attacks at eye-level from both sides and has narrowed the walking space to about 18 inches!

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    This should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    The hedges at school are getting right out of control, but our gardening contractors won't touch them until 1st July because of the birds... unless it's a health and safety issue.

    The hawthorn crowding one path from both sides is now a health and safety issue... it attacks at eye-level from both sides and has narrowed the walking space to about 18 inches!
    Clipping a hawthorn back with secateurs shouldn't be a problem, to get it out of the pathway, especially if there's nothing actually nesting in there. It's electric and petrol trimmers that really do the damage.

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    We got some petrol ones from B&Q last summer they only lasted a few times beofore they borke. Go for a brand name and avoid Black and Decker.



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