It’s Deal Time – have a look at our great gardening bargains for September

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.
There is a distinctly autumnal feel to the mornings with the grass soaked with dew and a slight nip in the air. And while the flowers are still blooming healthily and the lawn growing quite rapidly it feels as if autumn with its beautiful colours and falling leaves is only just round the corner. It … Continued

The Party’s Over, the Sale is Nearly Done. What Does 2017 have to Offer? Redback’s Quiet Power!

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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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Happy New Year! Yes I know it’s me again, but to be honest Holly only just crawled, blinking, out of the big candle-lit cave of jollity she has been living in for the past couple of weeks and it might take her a few days, now the pine needles have been vacuumed, the cards recycled and … 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

The Christmas gift which could revolutionise gardening

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.
Here’s a great gift anyone would appreciate – and it could open up a whole new world of easier gardening. Leaves are still a menace – there are loads left on the oak trees still to tumble – and the Redback E435C Cordless Leaf-Blower makes clearing them up a whole lot easier. To see just … Continued

Autumn in a Picture. Annie’s Witty Photo Wins Her a Redback Cordless Blower

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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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The winning photo – ‘Having a Brolly Good Time’.   You will all know by now that our Snap Autumn competition has now closed and we have a very worthy winner in Annie Taylor of Evesham in the West Midlands. Very many congratulations Annie! You win our fabulous Redback Cordless Leaf Blower, including a fast … Continued

Blower Blew Up. Bruno Borrowed Better Blower. Redback Cordless Blew Him Away!

Last Friday was not a good day. I blew it. My old, mains electric leaf blower I mean. It went up in a big puff of smoke. I wasn’t asking that much – just the usual blast here and there. But no. It has gone to the great mulcher in the sky. Frankly, it wasn’t … Continued

Blow Me! Our Competition is Closed and the Leaves Are Still Coming Down

Yes my lovely friends. This is less of a blog and more of a mini-newsletter. The temperature is starting to drop faster than Donald Trump’s credibility and  I would rather be curled up with a hot chocolate, a packet of maltesers and the boxed set of The Walking Dead, ( I know, I’m not the kind … Continued

Ten machines to keep the garden leaf free and ship-shape for the winter

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine,’ the ancient saying goes, and it can be equally applied to the garden as well as holey socks. Maintenance when needed will save extra work later on, we all know that in our heart of hearts. And tempting though it may be to curl up in front of the … Continued

The Leaf Police? Look At The Amazing Redback Blower & Watch the Movie 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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Hello campers. Although, if you are thinking of camping at this time of year, you probably won’t read this because you’re too busy pretending to enjoy yourself, bailing out your tent and wishing you were in a Travelodge. Anyway. I noticed from Dick’s blog yesterday that he is still trying to warn people of the … Continued

Two handy devices to dismiss the leaf police

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.
Frost, snow, rain, wind, all designed to set the autumn leaves tumbling. And yes, a walk on a November morning through paths carpeted in autumnal colours is beautiful, but at the back of your mind, all those autumnal colours are covering the lawn and getting trampled on paths and drives and becoming slippery. So, time … Continued