We have a lot of yew hedges. We would like to use electric hedgetrimmers to benefit from the low vibration and noise levels but are put off by the length of leads required on our site. We have considered small petrol generators, but would like something quieter. Is there a battery pack that can be used with electric hand tools? Or is there another solution?

Using a generator to power the hedgetrimmers is the obvious answer but I appreciate that in some gardens the noise and emissions — however low — are not acceptable.

by Sally Drury

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