The Word Is Spreading – Five Good Reasons To Go Cordless With Redback

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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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Very shortly , like so many of you, I shall be off on the annual jaunt we laughingly call our summer holiday. I say laughingly because an awful lot of this two week ordeal seems to be spent travelling and dragging around large pieces of luggage, most of which don’t belong to me or have anything … Continued

Please Sir, I want Some Mower! What lawn mower to buy. Holly’s Top Five Faves

Oliver Twist you say? Yes, of course I am aware of the quote, I don’t just read Cosmopolitan and The Lady you know, I’ve read all the classics. That was just my way of getting you interested. Like click bait only with no horrible photos of celebrities whose facelifts have left them looking like scary clowns. … Continued

Interest free loans on ride-ons during December to ease the budget pressures in 2017

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.
Buying a lawn tractor or large lawnmower is a pretty substantial outlay especially at this time of year with presents and festive food to buy. And therein lies the great conundrum especially if you want to replace your old ride-on or garden tractor or even buy a piece of garden machinery for leaf clearing or … Continued

The Tractor Factor – Which Drive Do You Choose?

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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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For those of you who have been paying attention (not you Holly) it will be very apparent that this is a good time to buy a new ride-on or lawn tractor. Not only do we have grass springing up all over the place like themed cocktail bars in Hoxton but we also have some very good … Continued

This is Snow Time To Take Your Eye Off The Ball. Why You Should Be Prepared.

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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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Will we have snow? Won’t we have snow? Have we already got snow? Ah, the British do love talking about weather, hot, cold (usually cold) rainy, sunny, foggy or snowy it’s our favourite bus stop chat. Snow is again on the menu with forecasters forecasting the white peril all over the place. And let’s face … Continued

Three exclusive mowers offering reliability and 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.
Wet and windy it might be but the grass cutting season is nearly upon us. Many will open the shed door and decide that the old faithful mower, quietly rusting away under the garden furniture, simply will not do another season. If you are looking for a new mower here are feature-packed three machines which … Continued

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