Hi everyone,

Im am 21 year old whos just finished studing Countryside Management and Conservation at University, 

Always been a massive gardener and love to read Gardeners world.

Since finishing university i have been working a some what self employed gardner in some lovly gardens throughout cornwall. 

ive seen the oppunity to make money here and decided that borrowing tools off my grandad is no longer suitable and i need some of my own. 

Now from your eperience do the stimmers that cost under £100 di the job or is it best to invest the money on a big named brand

look forward to you replys and if you have time please check out my page im trying to raise some money for tools as my cars died so saving for a van



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Oh don't go there. Go fund yourself. Start with spelling lessons.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Don't ask anybody here for a push Jacob. A lot of dodgy knees and backs.

    I think you should buy the best tools you can afford. And buy ones that fit your body size. Nothing worse than struggling with something that is too big/small.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,056

    image ho hum 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    As you say nut- ho hum!!

    It's just a load of old strimmers folks- fidget's right. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Smokin, its a scam. He's not after your advice, just your money.

     Either that or university educations have really been dumbed down.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Scam

    Do you know we had a gardener in my home Village (Market Rasen) that use to have a trailer on the back of his push bike and got all his tools from the local tip.Also in his spare time he was a ditch digger for the council and always had a scythe and sickle in his trailer 

    sum kids

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    I didn't say you were a scam, smokin, just that the original posting is. If you dont believe me ,click on the link he has "gofundme"

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Me to Fidget 

    smokin I looked at the link before I wrote my post as well 

    by the way the gardener story is true that man could clear ditches for miles in a day it was amazing OK it was 20 years ago 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    If it's not a scam then God help us all because if that's the standard of grammar and spelling by someone capable of getting to University - the entire education system needs a serious kick in the nads.image


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Personally I think this bloke is probably not even in the uk. probably nigeria or phillipines.

    As fairygirl says, if that is current university standard, gawd help us.

    I was idling through some internet shopping sites. There is a fake one for mulberry handbags on special. Its hilarious. Its so obviously written by someone with a bad dictionary, translating from ???, but the sad thing is , it pulls some people in.

    Last week I had a letter from someone purporting to be in China, promising me millions if I would let him pay an inheritance through my bank account.  Yeah really, I just give them my bank account details, and all of a sudden it gets drained. Oh and he says I should keep it secret. The shame is I don't  have a bank account in that name anymore, and havn't since I got divorced 18 years ago.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Re 'nads' SD- you're a man and I'm not. You have them and I don't..........image

  • Don thaks for the story about the car I now can't stop smiling to myself, classic


    of for a ice cream now



  • Yep could be a scam and the speeling does leave a lot to be desired but then again so does mine and I have four trades behind me so I'm not exactly thick (Gardening, Weaving x 3, Security consultant/troubleshooter and Marine engineer if any one is curious) and I can't spell to save my life so that's neither here nor there, if it's a scam fine, we've all twigged to it but answering the question won't hurt and may help others out there.

    For private use in your own garden/plot or whatever a cheap strimmer is fine as its only being used occasionally but for business use where its pretty much used as a workhorse go for a good quality strimmer and not necessarily a branded one, half the time your just paying for the name not the quality, try researching through Which or something similar and see which one they recommend. Cheap tools may seem like a saving at the time but the amount of extra effort needed to keep them running or sharpened can make it a false economy by the best you can then gradually upgrade them.

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