I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.

You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity. We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We give presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Greenfield Shredder

Just over 15 years ago I bought my Greenfield 6hp garden shredder.
It is a decision I have never regretted.
At the time I think they were just under a thousand dollars.
It has been a great machine with no breakdowns all I have need to do is change the filter, plug, blades and oil occasionally.
I suppose the blades are the most expensive item to buy but they are double sided and do last for several years, I think I am only on my third set after 15 years.
I do shred a lot of garden waste but DO NOT put hardwood of anything that has a fibrous stalk like ginger through it, my advice is just be careful what you shred, for instance palm fronds are OK but only until you hit the hard end bit.



By observing this method of shredding your blades will last much longer.
I know that Greenfield now make shredders with much larger engines but I have found my 6hp copes pretty well with my garden waste.
All my shredded material goes into the compost bins and eventually end up back in the garden, like the old saying ‘what goes around comes around’. ‪#‎greenfieldshredder‬

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