Two great mowers at keen prices for the autumn 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.
Half-term holiday and Hallowe’en mean we are now well in to autumn with leaves and apples a-tumbling from trees. This is, traditionally, cider-making time when apples are gathered from trees and from the ground and crushed before being pressed. Then, with just a little sugar and a good deal of patience the wonder of nature … Continued

Ten top tools to make the autumn chores easier

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.
Rain and chilly in the north, bright and sunny in the south, but no matter where you are the leaves are tumbling. And, north or south, this is a good time of year for tree-felling while there is little sap in the wood and flower beds can be repaired in time for next spring. The … Continued

Great garden machinery bargains in our special autumn deals

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 are some great autumn garden machinery bargain available at the moment and here are three tools which will prove invaluable as the leaves tumble and the grass continues to grow rapidly. First is the Mitox 260BX Handheld Petrol Blow-Vac, light efficient and just the job for keeping your garden leaf free. For as machine … Continued

Ten top machines to keep the garden shipshape after the storms

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.
Autumn gales and storms have made their impact on the garden and there’s more to come according to the all-seeing weather men and women. So here are ten top pieces of kit to keep your lawns and borders looking good. We’ve selected leaf blowers, chainsaws, a scarifier and a lawn tractor which will earn their … Continued

Top grass cutters to keep larger lawns looking their best this autumn

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 lawns can look their best in the autumn as long as you don’t cut them too short and here are a couple of machines to give them a perfect, lush finish. Don’t be tempted to wait too long before each cut as lawns can soon become scruffy if left too long and look as … Continued

Two reliable mowers from the tried and trusted manufacturer Mountfield

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 are a couple of great mowers made to give an all-year round neat finish to any lawn. They are from Mountfield, Britain’s favourite brand with a reputation for manufacturing reliable mowers which will give long and reliable service. But don’t be tempted to cut the grass too short at the moment as it needs … Continued

Ten brilliant gardening bargains to make autumn gardening easier

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.
Much of the country is set for warmer weather and in to next week so now’s the time to spend a few hours grass cutting, leaf clearing and keeping hedges neat. So here are ten top gardening bargains from top international manufacturers to make life easier. And we hesitate to mention the C word but … Continued

Powerful little leaf blowers to cope with the autumn debris

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 one piece of kit a gardener needs at this time of year is a good machine for clearing leaves, as this job needs to be done regularly. Don’t be tempted to leave it until the trees are bare, as the grass will discolour and moisture will not get through to the plants’ roots. Here … Continued

Ten top machines for the autumn garden challenges

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.
Autumn has blown in with gales and lashings of rain, but it’s still warm enough for plants to flourish. Window boxes and tubs still have plenty of life in them and don’t bother getting set for the big autumn prune yet. I mean trimming back summer growth not a giant dried plum. So here are … Continued

New range of pressure washers now on sale from top American manufacturer

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.
Grubby paths and decking need to be cleaned before winter sets in and makes them slippery and dangerous and here is a new range of pressure washers from Briggs & Stratton to do the job. And they are ideal for shifting stubborn mud from the family car. This company is known throughout the world for … Continued