Alpina

25 Apr 19
Rambling in the Garden

I took several photos for this post to celebrate (Top Ten) April blooms, the meme kindly hosted by blogger and plantsperson Chloris of The Blooming Garden, but decided finally to include just those that are making the most impact. There are oddments throughout the garden as early spring bloomers give way to the later ones, […]

25 Apr 19
Fratello Watches

The most complicated part of shooting this watch was to find an old brick to match its vibrant indexes. Meet my lucky catch Alpina La Ronde. There are watch brands and there are watch BRANDS. Brands and watches every collector knows, has or dreams about – holy grails, legendary models with hundreds of stories or […]

24 Apr 19
e-Travelers Club Travel Update

Valais region in Switzerland is one of my most loved places on Earth. The mountains, the festivities, the people, dining and cozy resorts cast a magic spell on me and I repeat the journeys over the years to places like Zermatt, Verbier-St.Bernard, Nendaz, Martigny, Brig, Leukerbad, Crans-Montana and other small mountain village nearby including St.Maurice, […]

24 Apr 19
Amores diários

Este final de semana começa em Berna uma exposição agropecuária. Escuto frequentemente que os suíços são fechados. Fazer amizade com um suíço é processo de insistência e paciência e observância de limites. Há muitas piadas sobre a impermeabilidade desse povo alpino ensimesmado. Não são como os brasileiros, mais afáveis e receptivos, argumentam meus compatriotas. Penso […]

24 Apr 19
The Sun
THERE’S no denying it, your lawn will never truly look perfect without a tool designed specifically for the job. Whether petrol or battery powered, we’ve got a selection of cutting edge strimmers that will keep your lawn in tip-top condition. Cutting through weeds, grass and plants, strimmers make light work of garden chores. Corded strimmers can be constraining and even dangerous if you’re clumsy. That’s why most of the best tools available out there are usually cord-free and powered by batteries or petrol. The power of petrol strimmers are measured in the capacity of the engine and cordless cutters by the voltage of the battery. More power means more weight, so for the sake of your back – and your pocket – make sure you pick one that is appropriate for you. If you’ve got a big garden, a petrol strimmer is the way to go. Cordless strimmers will give you around an hour from a full charge. Some of these cutters use a line and spool mechanism with a plastic line released that cuts. The thicker the blade, the bigger it can cut, with some offering special cartridges for cutting thick weeds and plants. Here’s a choice of the best strimmers available on the market now. 1. BLACK+DECKER 36 V Lithium-Ion Strimmer BLACK+DECKER 36 V Lithium-Ion Strimmer, £133.90 from Amazon – buy here A favourite among gardeners, the Black+Decker strimmer’s 36v battery gives impressive cutting force. The turbo mode allows you access to more power when it’s needed. The 30cm cutting swathe is big enough for the biggest, baddest plants and weeds. 2. Gtech Grass Trimmer ST20 Gtech Grass Trimmer ST20, £129.99 from Gtech – buy here Loved by critics, the cordless Gtech strimmer has a fixed blade for solid cutting power. The lightweight, 1.75kg unit packs an ultra-powerful 18v motor – hard-wearing and heavy enough for most gardens.   3. Ryobi RLT1831H20 ONE+ Ryobi RLT1831H20 ONE+, £132.94 from Amazon – buy here Amazon’s choice based on user reviews, the Ryobi has a variable cutting range from 25cm to 30cm. The three position pivoting head gives awesome flexibility, with the reliable 18v battery charging in a few hours.   4. Alpina 32.6cc 43cm Petrol Brush Cutter B 32 D Alpina 32.6cc 43cm Petrol Brush Cutter B 32 D, £198.76 from Toolstation – buy here Bigger units need more control, which is why the Alpina’s expertly designed harness is so welcome. Strap on this 32.6cc cutter and the bike-grip handles will turn DIY into a fun and productive game.   5. Honda UMK435UE Petrol Strimmer Honda UMK435UE Petrol Strimmer, £499 from John Lewis – buy here The ultimate in strimmers, the 35cc 4-stroke engine will deal with anything it comes across – so handle it with caution. Total quality from Honda, with the unit surprisingly low volume. Perfect for those with a lot to chop. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE FROM SUN SELECTS GARDEN AND TOOLS” term_id=”14239″ posts_number=”12″ /] For more fantastic recommendations like this, have a look at our Sun Selects page for the best products at the best prices. Looking to knock your garden into shape? Check out the Sun Selects Garden and Tools section for more great reviews and bargains. Why not update all your garden tools, whilst you’re at it? Be sure to take a look at our selection of the best value cordless drills on the market. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.
24 Apr 19
Fict.

Last week we found ourselves bussing through some of the weirdest, most wonderful landscape I have ever seen. This was Nahel Huapi National Park in northern Patagonia, an area of nearly two million acres (7,050 km2) right next to the border with Chile. Argentina’s oldest national park, it includes more than 60 lakes, four lagoons, […]

23 Apr 19
Automotive Era

Two big, German luxury sedans face off to see which is faster.Alpina B7 Duels The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S In Drag Race published first on https://finanoconsult.tumblr.com/

23 Apr 19
Technological

Two big, German luxury sedans face off to see which is faster.Alpina B7 Duels The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S In Drag Race published first on https://zerodefectmanufacturing.tumblr.com/

23 Apr 19
Logan Stace

Rare Rides featured an Alpina once before: the in-house performance tuner’s take on the late-Eighties 6 Series — the B7. Today’s Alpina is a B12, which is literally five more. And more is better, right? There is, of course, a brand new edition of the 8 Series for sale right now, but BMW’s present styling […]

23 Apr 19
Automobile Repairing Services

Rare Rides featured an Alpina once before: the in-house performance tuner’s take on the late-Eighties 6 Series — the B7. Today’s Alpina is a B12, which is literally five more. And more is better, right? There is, of course, a brand new edition of the 8 Series for sale right now, but BMW’s present styling […]

21 Apr 19
Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles

As well as filling the gaps i.e. visiting tetrads with no or few records, this year’s theme will be to look for missing hectad records i.e. those known in a 10km square before 2000 but not re-found. Last Wednesday Neil, Seth and I walked the Osdale Burn and went two-thirds of the way up Macleod’s […]

21 Apr 19
Drehmoment, Magazin für automobile Kultur

eine Analyse der Auktion von CARL CHRISTIAN JANCKE Von dem Britisch-Amerikanischen Auktionshaus ist man sonst Glamour gewohnt. In Paris steht ein prächtiges Zelt vor dem angestrahlten Invalidendom und am Comer See werden die zu versteigernden Autos im Park der Villa Erba illuster präsentiert. In der Ruhrpott-Metropole Essen mussten die vornehmen Angelsachsen in den Keller. Und […]