Ten top deals to welcome the Spring – it’s coming soon, we promise

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.
Spring is on the way, honestly. Walk round the garden and you can see bulbs pushing their heads through the soil. And have a look at the roses. Leaf buds are forming. And wrens and robins and blackbirds know, judging by their song. So to whet your appetite, here are ten early season gardening deals … Continued

Now big lawns can wear stripes as well thanks to this garden tractor with a special roller

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.
We talked on Monday about a great Mountfield mower designed to leave a striped finish. But what do you do if you have a really large lawn which needs the attention of a lawn tractor and want stripes? Well, here’s the answer, the Simplicity Regent XL/SLT200 Garden Tractor (with Striping Roller). This has a really wide … Continued

Ten top mowers and lawn tractors to herald the start of Spring

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.
Might we just dare to believe that we’re in for an early Spring? Certainly the birds think so for the blue tits have started chirruping in the hedges and the wrens are joining. And take a look at the borders and you’ll see bulbs peeking through and roses with plenty of new buds. Lawns are … Continued

Three great machines from Mountfield to tackle larger lawns

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 milder weather and a bit of rain for most of us the grass will soon start growing. If you’ve an ordinary lawn that’s something to keep an eye on and we’ve highlight ten top new mowers in one of our recent blogs. But if you’ve a larger area of grass it’s a correspondingly bigger … Continued

Ten top garden tractors with finance available to help spread the cost

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 main grass growing season fast approaching this a great time to buy a lawn tractor thanks to our finance facility. This enables you to spread the cost on a new ride-on over 12, 24 or 36 months paying as little as £38 per month. We are the country’s leading retailer and largest supplier … Continued

A ride-on mower for under £1000 in our top ten from the winter sale

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.
It’s sale time and here at MowDirect we have compiled 50 great deals on garden machinery – there’s a bargain for every gardener. From mowers to tractors, from snow blowers to hedge cutters there will be something in our sale to tempt any keen gardener.ide-on And now is the time to buy with special prices … Continued

Beat the crowds – ten top gifts to delight any gardener and delivered in time for Christmas

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 last minute rush to the shops will really kick in to gear this weekend. The roads will be packed with speeding drivers, there’ll be fisticuffs at the checkouts and wailing kids and drunks celebrating Christmas in the only way they know how. But it needn’t be like this if you’re looking for a worthwhile … Continued

Jingle Bells, All Is Well, Here’s To Christmas Cheer. Buy Your Ride-on Now With Our Free Finance – Just Look Here!

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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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Those of you who have been paying attention cannot help but have noticed that Christmas is all but upon us. It has always been my feeling that this time of year should be a time of friendship and harmony, full of warmth and light and a real attempt to keep out the darkness and cold. In … Continued

Lawn tractors make a great gift with nine months free finance to help the budget

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 big day looms ever closer, the wallet gets ever lighter and that distant wailing comes from pieces of plastic stretched to their limits, all pleading for mercy. What you’d really like to buy a very special person is a gift to make them stand back with a gasp and possibly even shed a tear. … Continued

Ten top ride-ons and lawn tractors to make a memorable present for someone special

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 and garden tractors are not the cheapest pieces of gardening equipment and are a substantial outlay especially at this time of year, what with the price of turkeys and mistletoe and sprouts and wine. And wouldn’t it be a great gesture to buy one for a father or mother or favourite uncle who has … Continued