Top 8 gardening gadgets

The garden should be a tranquil haven for some proper relaxing. That's why we've put together a cornucopia of gadgets to put the fun into – and

The garden should be a tranquil haven for some proper relaxing. That's why we've put together a cornucopia of gadgets to put the fun into – and take the work out of – your little green slice of heaven.

Robomow RM400 £860

www.mower-magic.co.uk

You want to enjoy your garden, not break your back mowing the lawn every week. You need a Robomow, my friend. Like a little robotic sheep and twice as sexy, the Robomow will automatically sense its route, leaving you free for garden fun.

Sheen professional flamegun X-300 £148

www.mower-magic.co.uk

Weeds are rubbish. Fact. Show them who's the boss by blasting them with a flame of 2000ºF. Now, obviously it’s eco-friendly and that’s lovely, but let’s not forget the best bit. It’s. A. Flamethrower.

?Griffin Evolve £250

www.griffintechnology.com

The Evolves offers a truly fuss-free wireless solution for enjoying your tunes anywhere in your sprawling estate. Just plug in your iPod, undock the really rather good speakers and you’re (un)wired for sound.

Hauppauge MyTV player £150

www.hauppauge.co.uk

Now, you want to catch some rays, but you don’t want to miss the Hollyoaks Omnibus while you do. No worries – this 3.6in QVGA portable TV will beam your favourite shows straight to your eyes – and it’ll also handle MP3, MPEG and DivX playback.

Grilletto BBQ £70

www.iwantoneofthose.com

You want to enjoy red meat in your garden and you want to enjoy it pronto. The Grilletto portable barbeque will fire up in less than 10mins, thanks to its “blast furnace” effect when folded. Let the charring commence.

Fatboy outdoor beanbag £170

www.thefloorcushion.co.uk

After all those barbecue goodies and chilled beer, you’re going to need a damn good rest. The aptly named Fatboy has a rain and stain-resistant coating and can be angled to give you maximum slouchage.

?Solar-powered plant pots £22.95

www.firebox.com

How often have you pined for a kaleidoscopic glowing plant pot? Us too. And now as your leaves soak up the rays, these solar-powered pots will do the same, gently phasing through a spectrum of colours when darkness falls.

Firewinder £98.95

www.ecotopia.co.uk

Even if the sunshine is in short supply, this eco-friendly helical windmill will gulp up the breeze and use it to power 14 ultra-bright LEDs. Just attach to a handy post, sit back and polish your eco halo.