Two exclusive mowers made with larger lawns in mind and at bargain 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.
With the grass now growing quickly, it’s time to get mowing. And here’s a mower with a wide cutting width made for large lawns up to around 1500m2 which is great value for money, new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect. With a really high spec, the Racing 5073T 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Lawnmower is … Continued

Learn about Lawnflite. A Popular, Reliable, Best-Selling, Great Value Lawn Mower Manufacturer.

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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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As the dreaded Beast from the East finally crawls, weary and soggy, back into its hidey-hole (hopefully) the rain retreats (fingers crossed) the sun, with his headwear firmly on, advances (likewise) and the grass grows (definitely, just look at it) we are all thinking about our lawns and how, when, and with what to cut … Continued

Reasons To Buy A Hayter Mower – There are Quite A Few.

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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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As spring sneaks inconspicuously its way into our world, blinks apologetically and blames its late arrival on the traffic, we look forward to sunnier days and time spent in the garden. Yesterday’s blog from Mr Roberts, my mate and every sommelier’s friend, concentrated on those iconic veterans of British lawn care, Hayter lawn mowers. There’s … Continued

A Little Bit Off The Top – How To Do The First Mow of The Year

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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 dreaded B from the E appears to have retreated back to whatever eastern European fairytale it came from, wagging its snow-flecked, forked tail behind it, the sun is shining, the air is a little warmer and your grass is definitely growing. It is often said that the most popular weekend for taking your first … Continued

Why Should I Scarify My Lawn? Good Question. Here’s Why.

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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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Ok. First of all, let’s get rid of the big, cold, blowy, highly unseasonal, large, snow coloured pachyderm in the room. I’m talking about the Mini-B from the E that just invaded our spring weekend.  Yes, it turns out the beast from the East had a great big, galumphing, eat-out-your-fridge and never tidy the bedroom, … Continued

Mow Time is Coming So Use our MowHow to Choose your Ideal Machine

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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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I’ve just been listening to the international melodic, radio-blasting tour de force that is Adele,  in her inimitable “Oi. You. Listen to me!” style singing ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ and found myself thinking how uncomfortable that would be for all of us. The woman is terrifying. Not content with stalking every ex-boyfriend she ever … Continued

Mowing, tilling, preparing – it’s time to get out in the garden at last

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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. As my celebrated colleague and grapevine botherer, Mr Dick Roberts put it yesterday in his blog, at last, the morning sun has some heat (at last). He’s right. This morning was pretty pleasant and we can perhaps see the end of the freezing temperatures that have tormented us like the Harpies in the Greek legend … Continued

Spring is Waiting In The Wings – We Need To Get On With The Garden – Use Our MowHow

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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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A couple of weeks ago, the legendary American weather forecasting rodent, known to all as Punxsutawney Phil, came out of his little Groundhog house in Pennsylvania and saw a shadow, predicting another six weeks of cold and misery. We don’t actually have our own UK groundhog, but if we had, let’s say for the sake … Continued

The First Cut Should NOT be The Deepest. And There Are Things To Do First.

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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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They say spring is here. They say it’s around the corner. They say the first cut is coming up. I don’t know who they are but they are usually right and it won’t be long before you, I and the rest of the gardening fraternity need to do this. One of the ‘they’ who says … Continued

Get Cultivated – What to Do Before You Switch on Your New Tiller Or Try To Start You Old One – My Top Tips

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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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Winter has finally taken the long-distance ‘phone call that has asked him to transfer his freezing talents somewhere else and not to come back for at least ten months. I know, I know, he’s hanging on for dear life, dragging his feet, trying to strike up a conversation at the door, trying to cadge that … Continued