Ten great machines to get your garden party ready for the Bank Holiday weekend

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
With the Spring Bank Holiday next weekend many of you will be planning your first summer party of the year. You know, warm wine, cremated sausages and soggy puddings your neighbour always brings along. But at least you can make sure the garden in good shape – flower beds weed free and planted out, lawns … Continued

Do I Need A Ride-on Lawn Mower? And Why Should I Buy One From MowDirect?

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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Does size matter? Well, it’s a sad fact but sometimes a hand-propelled or a even self-propelled, walk-behind lawn mower just isn’t enough. It’s all a matter of lawn size, garden size, you name it. So. Do you need a ride-on mower? Well if your garden is the size of the average dinner plate, then probably … Continued

Top German lawn tractors with free steel trailer

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Lawn tractors are becoming more popular as we prefer to spend our leisure time doing things other than cutting the lawn. And a lawn tractor which can cut large areas quickly has loads of other uses in the garden when teamed with a trailer. German company Al-Ko manufactures brilliantly reliable garden tractors and with each one … Continued

Best-selling lawn tractor for three years running with £200 off the listed price

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Lawn tractors are increasingly popular with house owners with even a smaller lawn as they have so many more uses than simply cutting the lawn. With a tow hitch and trailer they can be used for all the heavy lifting and carting jobs, with a leaf sweeper they are a godsend in the autumn when … Continued

Time to get mowing – ten top lawn tractors delivered to your door next day

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Lawn tractors are increasingly popular with anyone with a largish garden, a year-round workhorse saving hours of time. If you have a large lawn they are an essential as they are just about the only way of keeping the grass in trim. And with a garden trailer, leaf sweeper or fertiliser spreader of scarifier attachment … Continued

Zero-turn ride-on for parks and estates and at an amazingly low price

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Large grassed areas can be a pain to keep looking anything other than scruffy and frequent mowing is just as important as it is for small lawns. And just as a good machine is vital for lawns so an efficient and reliable one is for parks and large gardens. This one is a cracker, packed … Continued

Great bargains in our Gardening Superstars Promotion

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Well, it’s all kicking off. Not the usual Friday night melee at the local but something far more sedate, the growth in the garden. By now you should have given the lawn a couple of trims at least with a tighter cutting height each time you get the mower out, but don’t be tempted to … Continued

Mountfield lawn tractors available for next-day delivery

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
Mountfield manufactures Britain’s favourite lawn tractor and now we can deliver them the day after receiving your order. All deliveries are FREE to the UK mainland and we can even get them to your door on Saturday for a small extra fee providing we receive your order by 3pm Friday. This service has proved to … Continued

Great little ride-on to access narrow paths and gates

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
The grass cutting season is now fully underway and it is often at this time of the year that people with larger lawns wonder whether now is the time to buy a ride-on mower. These great little machines are made for areas of grass around 2000m2 and have a narrower cutting width than a lawn … Continued

Ten top superstars to give you a garden others will envy

Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
The very welcome warming sun has certainly had an effect on lawns and flower beds with early Spring growth wakening the grass and flower borders. There are threats of colder weather blowing in but there are loads of jobs in the garden which will keep us warm. And to get you in the mood, here … Continued