I Do Want To Go To Chelsea!

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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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No. I have not morphed into a fanatical ‘blue is the colour’ oligarch nurturing football nut. I am talking about the annual Chelsea Flower Show which, this year, is. amongst other things, showcasing that oft neglected area of our modern lifestyle, the urban garden. One of the biggest events in the RHS calendar, the Chelsea Flower … Continued

What Scarifier is best? Ask The Customers. It’s What Product Reviews Are For

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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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While wandering aimlessly down the aisles of John Lewis’ kitchenware department the other day, I, quite by chance, overheard a rather disturbing conversation. Two classic north London scrummy mummies were idly chatting about shopping online as their huge, industrial sized baby-buggies, casually blocked the passage of anyone who wanted to have a quick shufti at the … Continued

Spring is here and don’t we know it. It makes me want to be a poet. The season makes us all reflect, what’s new for spring from MowDirect?

Well if you look at my poem at the end you’ll find out . But in the meantime, it cannot be denied, the sun is out, the temperature is, very gradually, crawling its way quietly upwards with its shoes in its hands like am inebriated husband on the stairs, and green things are starting to pop … 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

Two new mowers from Lawnflite, new and exclusive to MowDirect

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.
Lawnflite, a major American company, manufactures excellent garden machinery and here are two mowers new for 2017 and exclusive to MowDirect. The forecasters predict it will warm up later this week so with any luck you may be able to start mowing soon, and if you have a lawn around 1500m2, this mower offers great value … Continued

Need A New Lawn Mower for Spring? Everyone Loves A Hayter – Pre-Order Yours Now

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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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It’s drizzly, dreary and downright damp outside, but the temperature is slightly up, so those of us who ache throughout the winter to get out into our gardens are already donning waterproofs, the jumpers we got for Christmas, filling flasks with hot drinks and stamping about working out what we are going to do. We are … Continued

Get A New Ride-On Now – Spread The Cost Over Nine Months.

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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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Like any large purchase, choosing and buying a Lawn Tractor, Garden Tractor or any Ride-on Mower is not like popping down to the shops for a paper and a packet of Jaffa Cakes. No, we understand it is a substantial investment. It takes a bit of thought and a bit of economic nouse. It takes … 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

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

Belt Up, Wake Up and Smell The Batteries. Except They Don’t Smell

I know, I know it’s hardly my style is it? But having read Dick’s fascinating little blog about this new Redback, battery powered garden range on Friday, I couldn’t really help it. And, for once I will hardly be being flippant at all on this virtual page. You all know by now that I am rarely impressed … Continued