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Sterostrip Steroplast Premium Elastic Fabric Plasters in 7 sizes - Pack of 100 Assorted
Sterostrip Steroplast Premium Elastic Fabric Plasters in 7 sizes - Pack of 100 Assorted
Price: £6.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Plasters which actually stick!, 9 July 2016
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Thank you, Amazon, for stocking plasters which actually have some thickness to them and which actually stay in place! What a welcome change from the paper-thin rubbish currently being offered by Elastoplast and Boots, which fall off after just a few hours.


Acer Palmatum 'Summer Gold ' Tree in a 19cm Pot. Japanese Maple.
Acer Palmatum 'Summer Gold ' Tree in a 19cm Pot. Japanese Maple.
Offered by Perfect Plants Ltd
Price: £22.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely impressed!, 9 July 2016
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A beautiful tree, in superb condition, which arrived without a trace of damage.


Ryobi R18AG-0 ONE+ Angle Grinder, 18V (Body Only)
Ryobi R18AG-0 ONE+ Angle Grinder, 18V (Body Only)
Price: £64.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an impressive performer, 5 Mar. 2016
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I never could see why I would need an angle grinder until I attempted multiple cuts on Indian Sandstone paving (to fit an awkwardly-shaped patio). My Ryobi circular saw and Ryobi jigsaw just weren't up to the task. This, on the other hand, cuts through the stone like a knife through butter. It confirms my view that Ryobi cordless tools are just as powerful as their mains-powered equivalents. You will, however, need to have or buy the high-power lithium battery if you are planning to do some heavy duty and/or lengthy cutting.


Ryobi CJS180LM ONE+ Jigsaw with Laser, 18 V (Baretool- No Battery Included)
Ryobi CJS180LM ONE+ Jigsaw with Laser, 18 V (Baretool- No Battery Included)

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, lightweight and convenient - I love the laser function!, 5 Mar. 2016
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I rushed to buy this jigsaw, as the newer model doesn't have the laser function (more's the pity). I wasn't disappointed: it's every bit as powerful and as versatile as the old Black & Decker mains-powered jigsaw which it replaced. Like all the Ryobi cordless tools, the absence of multiple trailing extension cables is a huge advantage. And until you've used the laser function, you'll find it hard to appreciate just how much straighter and quicker you'll be able to cut. I've even used it to cut through short lengths of Indian sandstone paving (using an extra-long carbide blade). A lithium battery is essential for extended use.


Bio Green PAL 2.0/GB ROH 2KW Palma Heater
Bio Green PAL 2.0/GB ROH 2KW Palma Heater
Price: £99.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate heater with excellent internal thermostat - don't waste your money on the heater + external thermostat option, 4 Mar. 2016
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This is an excellent heater: sturdy, very quiet and economical in operation, and with an accurate internal thermostat. Don't waste your money on the heater plus digital thermostat option. The heater's internal thermostat is actually more accurate than the separate digital thermostat and only fractionally harder to set-up. You will need a separate thermometer to set it up, but you just need to put the heater in your greenhouse or conservatory when the temperature is below your desired minimum, turn the temperature dial up to full, switch on, wait for the temperature to reach your desired level, then turn the dial down until the thermostat switches off. Importantly, the fan keeps running when the heating element turns off, which is (a) better for your plants and (b) better for the heater - my original heater failed after just one month of use with the separate digital thermostat - every time the thermostat cut all power and caused the fan to suddenly stop running, it overheated - triggering the emergency cut-out and eventually leading to complete failure of the heater.


Bio Green PAL 2.0/GB 2KW Palma Heater with Digital Thermostat
Bio Green PAL 2.0/GB 2KW Palma Heater with Digital Thermostat
Price: £136.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent heater destroyed (literally!) by hopeless digital thermostat, 4 Mar. 2016
Don't waste your money on the heater plus thermostat option. The heater's internal thermostat is actually more accurate than the separate digital thermostat and only fractionally harder to set-up than the digital thermostat. You will need a separate thermometer to set it up, but you just need to put the heater in your greenhouse or conservatory when the temperature is below your desired minimum, turn the temperature dial up to full, switch on, wait for the temperature to reach your desired level, then turn the dial down until the thermostat switches off. Importantly, the fan keeps running when the heating element turns off, which is (a) better for the heater (see below) and (b) better for your plants.
The digital thermostat is hopelessly inaccurate, which means that you still need a separate thermometer, and you need to keep adjusting the set temperature until it maintains the temperature you actually want (which, in my case, meant setting the temperature to a staggering 5 deg. C above the temperature I wanted). More importantly, the digital thermostat cuts all power to the heater when it reaches set temperature, which stops the fan running and causes the heater to overheat, triggering the overheat cut out. Skyelark has already commented that "Possibly the life of the heater is compromised by this method of operation". Well, I can confirm that (s)he is correct: my heater failed after just one month of this brutal treatment!
In summary, five stars for the heater, but just one star for the heater + thermostat combination.


Master Class Non-Stick Large Baking Tray, 39 x 27 cm (15.5" x 10.5")
Master Class Non-Stick Large Baking Tray, 39 x 27 cm (15.5" x 10.5")
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality look and feel with excellent non-stick coating, 4 Mar. 2016
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Very impressed with these trays. Strong and robust, with an excellent non-stick surface.


EzyDog Classic Chest Plate Harness, Extra Small, Chocolate
EzyDog Classic Chest Plate Harness, Extra Small, Chocolate
Price: £19.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Super strong, super lightweight - and looks good too., 4 Mar. 2016
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I have been using the EzyDog Chest Plate Harness since my dog was a puppy and have only just bought another one because the original was looking a little scruffy after two years. It has proved to be remarkably tough, saving her life when she got stuck in a peat bog and again when she decided to dive into a roaring river (luckily, attached to her Flexi Comfort Compact 5m TAPE Lead Small (15kg Max) on both occasions!). It is so light weight that she seems not to even notice that she is wearing it. The straps have a huge range of adjustment and the harness looks good too.


Status S36LEDWLT3 36-LED Multi-Function Torch and Worklight
Status S36LEDWLT3 36-LED Multi-Function Torch and Worklight
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent light - has given many hours of valuable use, 27 Jan. 2016
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I use this on an almost daily basis - including hours of use as a worklight whilst building a greenhouse in mid-winter (as you do :-) !). It even kept working in light drizzle (though I would definitely NOT recommend using it in pouring rain). Whilst the performance in worklight mode is spectacular (very bright, good spread, excellent battery life), the torch mode is pretty average. It's one weakness is for the case to slide slightly open, which stops the light working - very puzzling, until you spot the tiny gap between the two halves of the case.


Maglite XL100-S3097 LED Torch XL100 83 Lumens, 12 cm with 5 Modes, Motion Control and Electronic Multi-Function Switch Red in Box
Maglite XL100-S3097 LED Torch XL100 83 Lumens, 12 cm with 5 Modes, Motion Control and Electronic Multi-Function Switch Red in Box

4.0 out of 5 stars Very handy torch - but multi-modes somewhat superfluous, 27 Jan. 2016
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Great little torch - lightweight, compact and very bright. Once the novelty of the various modes had worn off, I now only use it in simple torch mode.


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