Time for a good chainsaw to help clear away the storm debris

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 recent gales have left branches and debris strewn all over the place just as we were hoping the worst of the weather was over. These blown-down branches need to be cleared away and you may well need a chainsaw to help – a bow saw is all well and good but pretty tiring after … Continued

Chainsaw: Preventing Injuries During a Cleanup following a Storm

With Storm Ciara causing havoc over the weekend, many of us have suffered serious property damage, from fallen down trees to blown down fences. The clean up operation has begun across gardens and properties around the UK.   Here at MowDirect we want to help and ensure garden machinery is used safely whilst getting everything back … Continued

Will Santa Be Able To Get Your Mower Down The Chimney?

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 problem with buying someone a lawnmower for Christmas ( and it does make a brilliant present ) is that the old man with the white beard has a devil of a job getting it down the chimney. But as he always manages to get the gift under the tree with a bit of his … Continued

Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas Crackers for the Garden

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’s an art to buying presents for Christmas. And most of us haven’t got it and need a shove in the right direction to buy something worthwhile and welcome. That’s not a gift which is either taken back as soon as decently possible or posted on Ebay within a couple of days. So here are … Continued

Two gifts from MowDirect to delight any gardener, and Rudolph !

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.
It’s hard work being a reindeer at this time of December. That sleigh seems to get heavier by the year and it’s not a lot of fun pulling it, let alone flying. So that’s why we reindeer welcome the gifts of a lawn or garden tractor just as much as those receiving it. For we … Continued

Black Friday: Eight top garden bargains you must not miss

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.
It’s Black Friday here at Mowdirect, with discounted prices on 30 products you can see on these pages and to whet your appetite here are eight top deals, so read on to see great bargains on garden machinery. You will save yourselves a packet as most of these will not be repeated and manufacturer’s are … Continued

Cut Out the Effort & Tidy Up The Garden with this Easy to Use, Highly Affordable Mini Wheeled-Trimmer

Anyone who has ever used an old style brushcutter will know what I mean when I say…OW! Achey arms? Hurty back? throbby wrists? How I wished, the first time I used one, back in the old black and white days, that some bright spark would invent a simple, easy and smooth way to deal with … Continued

New Racing Lawn Mowers. Power Driven, Best-in-class build-quality at VERY Low Prices

Wimbledon, World Cup Cricket, The Women’s Football World Cup, everywhere you look, fit and feisty athletes are grunting, thwacking and kicking balls around on the lush green grass that our recent weather has brought. And the grass is still growing, faster than Boris changes his mind. So it’s time to take that lawn in hand … Continued

Two Top Deals on these Best Selling Tractors. In Stock and Ready To Go.

We should be used to this by now. The summer all too often comes equipped with its own cold air blowers, water pistols and a blanket of grey gloom that makes Eeyore look jolly. Yup. Subjectively, it isn’t a great summer so far. But let’s be positive, the barbecues will appear, the sausages will sizzle, … Continued

Introducing Chipperfield PRO Tools – High Quality, Low Cost and the Best Value Around.

The grass is growing the hedges are untidy, the trees need pruning and the overgrown patches of weeds are unruly and unwelcome visitors that have arrived suddenly on our lawns. At least they won’t demand a state banquet and send mad tweets at 2 in the morning. But they do need to be dealt with. … Continued