We've tested cheap new hedge trimmers from Flymo, Webb and Spear & Jackson, so there's plenty of choice for those tidying up their garden on a budget.
These hedge trimmers will help you make the most of the good weather this weekend, without breaking the bank. Always check first that there are no active birds' nests in your hedge. There's a choice between a corded electric model that plugs into the mains, or convenient cordless hedge trimmers.
The cheapest trimmer we tested this summer, this Spear & Jackson could be a real bargain, especially considering its longer-than-average three-year warranty.
It's a corded electric model, which means you'll need to plug it into the mains. Luckily it has a long 10-metre cord, so you should be able to reach all your hedges in a small garden.
At £75, this Webb is about as cheap as cordless hedge trimmers come. It's worth considering if you want more convenience and portability, and it's not as heavy as cordless models can be either, weighing just 2.8kg.
You'll get a 50cm blade for cutting medium-sized hedges, and a sheath for storing it safely.
If you're after a super lightweight model, then this Flymo, weighing just 2.2kg, could be a good choice.
Unusually, it comes with an integrated battery. This means you won't have to buy it separately, which keeps the cost down, though it does mean that you'll have to throw the whole trimmer away when the battery dies rather than just replacing it.
Our testing shows that in general, it pays to spend more on a hedge trimmer.
The models we've tested that cost more than £200 are more likely to do well in our tests. And if your budget can stretch to more than £300, you'll likely end up with a top performer.
However, there are bargains to be found in the cheaper end of the market. One of the cheap models featured above is a Best Buy that gives pricier models a run for their money.