Top 3 Essential Garden Gifts for Father’s Day!

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.
(Psss…. remember Father’s Day is coming up on the 21st June!) Father’s Day’s Garden Gifts 2020 If like me you always struggle to remember when Father’s day is, this is your gentle reminder that this year Father’s day is on Sunday 21st June. ( A weekend day! – Perfect to spend the day with your … Continued

New Deals for A New Year. Welcome The New Season With One Of Our Exclusives

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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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Ah. 2020. Doesn’t it just have the ring, the chime, the vibe of a good year about it? Forget 2019, flung away like last year’s Christmas wrapping paper and consigned to the bin marked ‘Annus Horibilis’ forever to be forgotten. It’s time to move on, people. And, look, green shoots are already starting to push … Continued

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

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

Winter is Coming! Five Top Log-Splitters from Feider to Help Light Your Fire

As the cold season approaches, and every other blogger uses Sean Bean’s House Stark motto, ‘Winter is Coming’ from Game of Thrones as a strap-line to grab out attention, our thoughts gradually turn to winter fantasies of roaring fires in the hearth, the smell of woodsmoke gently pervading the air and possibly the faint scent … Continued

Top Autumn Deal – You Won’t Find a Tougher Tiller at This Price

As my regular reader will know, (hello Mum) I usually start my blogs with some witty story or social comment, appertaining to the subject only in a lateral sense, rambling on with the occasional Bon Mot, eventually leading to my actual purpose – to tell you about our good deals. Not this time. (See what … Continued

Mulch Ado About Autumn -See our Great Range of Feider Chipper Shredders

MacMulch: ‘Methinks I see a multitude of leaves. That fall like golden coin upon the green. Disease is harboured in those flaxen depths, And not a Feider Chipper to be seen. (Exit pursued by gardener) Exerpt from ‘Mulch Ado About Autumn‘ – by William Shakespeare) Yes I know. The play doesn’t exist. I wrote it. … Continued

Autumn Preview – Exciting New Products Are On Their Way

As Summer rings its bell, starts to put chairs on the unoccupied tables and tells punters in a loud voice ‘Last orders ladies and gentlemen please’, we have nipped outside, looked at the sky and decided it’s time to get in early for the next shift. As Sean Bean may have said in an earlier … Continued

Make The Most of the Bank Holiday. Sample Our Hot New Range of High-Quality Outdoor Cooking Gear.

Yes. It’s official. The time for sizzling sausages, luscious lamb, beefy burgers and totally ignored salads is upon us. Sunny or not, the temperatures are up, the rain is staying away and barbecue adverts are dominating primetime television. To be honest, the weather is not even necessarily a factor these days as more and more … Continued