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EGO show the way to cordless future Cordless is the future for domestic garden machinery – and EGO Power+ are leading the way. The company uses ground-breaking Arc-Lithium 56v battery technology in machines that can rival the power and performance of petrol equivalents, without the noise, fumes or discomfort from vibrations. EGO’s intelligent battery offers the industry’s highest energy capacity and uses ‘Keep Cool’ cell technology. A 2.0ah battery costs SRP £85 and standard charger is £50. More powerful versions range from 4.0ah to 7.5ah and a 30-minute charger is available. New EGO blowers are the first battery powered models to deliver petrol matching power. The top-of-the-range LB5750E blower (SRP £169 excluding battery and charger) features jet turbine technology and highefficiency brushless motor in a lightweight, compact design. Information: egopowerplus.co.uk

Elho step out onto the balcony... It wasn’t hard to see why Elho’s Green Basics Flower Bridge Grow House won a New Product Award and a Consumers Choice Award at Glee this year. It meets a market need for a grow-your-own product that can be used by anyone with a balcony – great for opening up the urban gardening market. The Flower Bridge fits quickly and easily over any balcony railing. Practical grips ensure it can’t blow away and rotary ventilation sliders help to regulate temperature and airflow. A specially developed sun filter helps protect plants, seedlings and cuttings from scorching. There’s a choice of colours: leaf green, living

black, cotton white, mild terra, cherry and lime green. SRP £19.99 Information: elho.com OR call David Nicholson T: 07910 212155

Hozelock’s (almost) instant aquarium Hozelock’s new Aquarium is the no-fuss way easy to acquire a pleasurable fishkeeping habit. It’s easy to assemble assemble, with no tools, expertise or digging required. The above-ground format, featuring side viewing windows, can be easily installed in a rented property or on a roof terrace. SRP £249.99. Hozelock’s new Multipurpose LED Light (£39.99) to illuminate it would make an ideal linked sale. Information: hozelock.com

Birdlife in close-up... The new Dewdrop Window Feeder from Wildlife World won Glee’s best new wildlife product award. It promises to be an easy impulse pick-up in-store. It’s transparent design allows a close-up view of small birds eating out of the box. The clear moulded Perspex is easy to secure to the window with two heavy suction pads, and it’s waterproof with just a small circular entrance, sheltering food from poor weather. Glee visitors also got the first look at Wildlife World’s exclusive range for the National Trust. Information: wildlifeworld.co.uk OR T:01666 505333

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Bamboo gloves for sensitive hands For consumers with sensitive skins, even a gardening glove can be a source of irritation, but gloves made from natural bamboo fabric provide an ideal solution. Part of Town & Country’s core range for years, Bamboo Gloves provide functionality and dexterity, with an exterior latex coating for protection and grip and a fitted wrist to aid comfort – but surely a big selling point is that it features one of the most hypoallergenic fabrics available. Colour options include purple and teal. SRP £5.99. Information: townandco.com

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