Thanks to the various leafblowers I’ve been testing, I now have several large heaps of leaves that need to be transported to the leaf heap. The thing about leaves is that they are very light but bulky and I find that if I fill it above the rim they tend to swirl out of the wheelbarrow as I move around the garden– which turns it into a tedious and timewasting process. There are solutions, like throwing a hessian sack over the barrow, but none are entirely satisfactory, which is why my eyes lit up when I spotted the Wheelbarrow Booster on the you garden website. Essentially a large bag which slots into your wheelbarrow (and stays open) it boosts the wheelbarrow’s capacity by as much as 300%. It can be used for any lightweight but bulky garden waste or lightweight mulches. No point in filling it with heavy materials – the barrow would be unmovable!
One for the Diary
Sat 05.04.2014 - Sun 06.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February Following the success of their wonderful autumn plant fairs, the team at Great Dixter have decided to add a spring fair... read more...
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...