My Top Ten Summer World Cup Songs for Your Garden Party or Barby

We fought them on the beaches, we fought them on the field, they fouled us in the penalty box, they kicked us in the… hang on… Oh sorry. My ‘Soaraway Sun’ article doesn’t get submitted until tomorrow. This is for you lovely MowDirect people. So. Legends were created. Wounds were healed. On the lush green … Continued

Liven Up Your Gardening and Celebrate the Sun with My Top Summer Hits

Honestly,  If I see one more blog from my colleague and sometime mentor Mr Drew Hardy that references a certain song featuring the sun wearing headgear, I am going to scream like a Cure fan who accidentally bought a ticket for Justin Beiber. I’m fairly sure, as a slightly younger person, that no one knows … Continued

It’s The Season Of Stripy Lawns – So Here Are My Top Five Stripy Things

I have to admit to being a little surprised by the lack of ‘stripe’ talk going on in these revered (yeah) blog pages recently. Normally you can’t move for blogs by Drew or Dick droning on about how to stripe your lawn, what equipment you need and how striped lawns are just an optical illusion caused by … Continued

All Creatures Great & Small – Keep an Eye on Your Garden Wildlife and Save the Hedgehogs

Everybody knows I’m a sucker for little birdies,  fluffy bunnies, birds, bees, and small cuddly creatures of all kinds. Show me a kitten, I turn into a simpering child, hand me a baby chick, I turn into Joey Tribiani. So, watching out for our garden wildlife is a subject very close to my big, soft … Continued

Our Facebook Ideal Garden Competition Winners – Double The Prizes, Double the Smiles

Well. What an exciting week and weekend it was.  Not only have we seen a man scale a building to save a four-year-old hanging from a balcony, some of the world’s worst goalkeeping mistakes from the Liverpool keeper (what was he meant to be keeping actually? It certainly wasn’t ‘the balls out of the net’) … Continued

Our Facebook Competition – Win A Fabulous Einhell Brushcutter – Get Involved Now

Yay. It’s MowDirect Facebook competition time again. It’s grey and windy outside today but some of the competition entries we have already received are putting a sunny smile on my carefully moisturised face. This competition is to celebrate The Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week (it’s this week peeps) and we’re very pleased to be … Continued

Holes In The Lawn. Why They Can Be A Good Idea

Hello all. Well, you all know I am not discoursing on those horrendous holes made by moles or the studs of football boots or stupid golf holes or even big, burly men with beetroot tans and virulent yellow jackets digging up your property trying to find a leak that’s costing the water board an arm … Continued

The Sun Has Finally Got His Hat On. Hope You’ve Got Yours On Too.

Yes, yes, yes. It’s awfully exciting. Strange transition. One moment I’m popping down to our local pub with ‘B’, my lovely and long-suffering BFF, for a couple of glasses of prosecco, sitting like brave soldiers in the garden and finding the Beast From The East icing everything not wrapped in fleecy material, the next I’m … Continued

Our Gardening Superstars are here to kickstart your spring.

March was a funny old month, wasn’t it? I’ve been ever so busy with my new little project (his name is Marcus, he’s tall, dark and he’s a photographer. Nuff said). Drew has been filling in for me on a number of my blogettes so it is very lovely indeed to be back. I thank … Continued

Three Wheels Good – from Tuk-Tuks to Trotters to the Tasty Einhell LE-PM 51S Mower

Now that spring has finally got in touch and told us it’s on its way as soon as it can get a cheap flight, gardeners from the most dedicated to the ‘Oh do I have to?’  are starting to rub their eyes, dust themselves off and think about the future of their lawns. Now my … Continued