Exclusive lawn tractor from the States offering great value

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.
Bolens is a name which might not trip off the tongues when it comes to lawn tractors. But it is a well-established manufacturer in the United States and makes top quality machinery at very keen prices. We think this one, the Bolens B36 Lawn Tractor, is a must for the shortlist for anyone looking for … Continued

Spring is just over the horizon so here are ten top garden tractors, plus one for luck

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.
Can you see it? Just hoving into view over the hill? That’s February, the month when blackthorn flowers in the hedges announce the arrival of Spring in the countryside. This year we have had such mild weather that many of us softy southerners haven’t seen a flake of snow. And this means that the grass … Continued

Two great Italian chainsaws to deal with the debris from the gales

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 gales of wind across the country again you may well find small trees and branches blown down – not to mention fence panels and fence poles. So a good chain saw will be an important tool when it comes to clearing away the debris. You won’t do much better than these two from Oleo-Mac, … Continued

Top garden tractors on exclusive offer and at great prices

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 hard-working garden tractor is essential if you are lucky enough to own a large plot and here is one from an established brand and at an excellent price. The Murray EMT2242RDF Garden Tractor is made for gardens between one and three acres where there are jobs throughout the year – and not just grass … Continued

Ten top devices to get your garden ready for Spring, it’s closer than you think

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 bitter weather over the last two weeks of so seems to be on the wane and in five or six weeks’ time we’ll be out in the garden again wondering about the first cut of the lawn and sewing the first salad crops. In fact early February is a good time to sew the … Continued

We are having a clear-out so it’s time to bag a bargain

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 on the ground, chill winds nipping the nether regions and paths slippery with ice. The British winter has hit hard after the amazingly mild New Year period when many of us were cutting the lawn. Well you can’t do that now but what you can do is have a look at our Clearance Zone … Continued

Need a new chainsaw? Here is our choice of ten top machines to consider

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.
This is the time of year to trim overhanging branches and cut down trees and it goes without saying that a good chainsaw is vital. Yes, you can use a bow saw for the odd branch but you need to be built like a front row forward to spend hours working like this. Choosing the … Continued

Buying a Chainsaw? Safety First. A Guide from MowDirect, The Site For Saw Eyes.

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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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Yes, yes I know. Puns are awful, groan, boo, whatever but I must say they do catch the attention from time to time so I am entirely unapologetic. Disclaimer over, you will no doubt have seen Dick’s Blog yesterday, regarding the excellent and amazing value Einhell Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter Kit (Exclusive Special Offer). … Continued

Thinking About Buying A Chainsaw? Here’s a Brief Guide

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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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We’ve had high winds from Eastern Europe and now from Africa and with fallen and broken branches everywhere – rather like Sports Direct – this is a great time to get out that Chainsaw and turn fallen wood into free firewood. But if you’ve never bought or used a Chainsaw before, the whole process can … Continued

Chainsaws designed with estates and farms in mind and with a FREE spare chain

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.
Estate workers and farmers looking for hard working, powerful and reliable chainsaws would be well advised to look at these machines from the leading Italian manufacturer. They are exclusive to MowDirect and this brand is growing in popularity in the UK. As one of our customers remarked “I’ve used a number of Husqvarna saws in … Continued