PRODUCT REVIEWS: BRUSHES (June 22)

Give your garden a good brush up – literally! Here’s a selection of brushes for different purposes in and around your plot that we have been trying out this month

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SWOP TOP CLEANING SYSTEM

Designed for cleaning conservatory and greenhouse windows and roofs, this Darlac Swop Top Soft Cleaning Brush has side bristles and a triple surface face for maximum cleaning coverage. The bristles on the sides and edges making it easy to clean hard to reach areas.

The Spiral Flow hosepipe will take water to the top of any Swop Top telescopic poles and has an on/off valve at the base. It wraps around the outside of the pole for leak-free operation and is held in place with two Velcro straps.

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HARROD HORTICULTURAL
www.harrodhorticultural.com
TEL: 0333 400 1500
PRODUCT CODE: GGT-261
PRICE GUIDE: £84.95

KG VERDICT
This is a complete system and takes seconds to slot together the brush, the Spiral Flow Hose, the telescopic pole and your own hose pipe. With its triple surface face you get plenty of brush for your buck. The spiral hose provides a steady stream of water and with the pole extending from 1.8m (6ft) to 5m (almost 16½ft) it gives you plenty of reach for your greenhouse, conservatory or polytunnel. An excellent, labour-saving all-round system.

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SWOP TOP CLEANSWEEP BRUSH

This Darlac bristle brush can be used for dry sweeping or combined with the Spiral Flow Hose for wet sweeping, with water flowing from 14 holes along the front edge of the brush. The hose and pole need to be purchased in addition to the brush.

GARDENING NATURALLY
www.gardening-naturally.com
TEL: 0345 092 0283
PRODUCT CODE: SWT20
PRICE: Brush £12.99

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KG VERDICT
The brush is light and perfect for the yard, though you will need to buy a Swop Top Pole if you don’t have one already. If you go the extra mile with the Spiral Flow Pipe you can sweep and clean pathways and yards at the same time without fine dust and debris rising in the air. Easy to put together, this is a very useful bit of equipment to have in the yard.

The Spiral Flow Pipe costs £24.99 (SWT10)

The Swop Top Pole costs from £23.99 (SWOPTOPPOLE)

TOP PICK

MIRACLE BLOCK PAVING BRUSH

This wire brush is for cleaning debris, weeds and moss from the grooves of block paving. The FSC©-certified hardwood head consists of three rows of converging, steel wire bristles and has an extra-long handle 148cm (58in) to prevent unnecessary bending.

BURGON & BALL
www.burgonandball.com
TEL: 0114 233 8262
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £10.99

KG VERDICT
A very useful tool for clearing moss and small weeds from between crazy paving, block paving and slabs. The wire bristles are strong and with a gentle scrubbing movement will clear unwanted growth in between slabs. It is light and with the extra long handle it prevents the need for bending.

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