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

Buying a Chainsaw: What Do I Look For? Use Our MowHow

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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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Yes. Me again. Dick and I are just swapping slots for a while. Anyhow, you will have noticed Dick was extolling the virtues of a superb Oleo-Mac Chainsaw (the Oleo-Mac GS-650 Professional Petrol Chainsaw, at £579 a full £120 below the RRP!) Chainsaw: a Pro and Powerful Oleo-Mac Chainsaw Now last week I did a … 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

There’s Still Time To Order a Great Gardening Gift For Christmas – But Hurry!

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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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White Christmas, Green Christmas or OMG it’s Christmas, whatever our Christmas is looking like, it’s way too late to deny that it is just around the corner. And as everyone ticks off presents from their list, Roy Wood, Noddy Holder and Mariah Carey gaze with joy at their Christmas royalty payments and Turkeys start to … Continued

Christmas Is Coming – Get Your Top Gardening Gifts Here

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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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Yup. It’s here. It’s December, it’s cold, and even a grumpy Scrooge clone like me is starting to be able to hear the seasonal sounds of Slade, Wizzard and George Michael without scowling and kicking the radiogram whilst pointing out, at a loud volume to anyone who is listening, that ‘Fairytale of New York’ is … Continued

New year, new machines, here are ten innovative products to make life in the garden easier

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.
As the UK’s leading garden machinery store, we are constantly expanding our range of goods with new, innovative and exciting products to take advantage of new technologies and engineering developments. Just as plant breeders come up with new varieties each year and expand their offerings so machinery companies develop and refine their lists, so here … Continued

Baby, it’s cold outside, but here are ten great deals on garden equipment to warm you up

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.
Typical British weather. Just as we start to anticipate the start of warmer weather, vicious night frosts and snow showers arrive. But to celebrate the imminent arrival of better weather we have put together ten great deals on garden machinery. Some you probably need now some you’ll need in a few weeks’ time, but it … Continued

Turn winter debris into a valuable garden mulch

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 gales have left gardens looking pretty grim with loads of branches, trees in some cases, and twigs everywhere. And with more strong winds likely soon these two pieces of kit will help in the big clean-up. If you want a powerful chainsaw, the sort used by farmers and professional gardeners, this one ticks all … Continued

Be a Lumberjack and You’ll be OK with Our Guides to Chainsaws, Log-Splitters and Firewood Making

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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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Keep the home fires burning was Dick’s call to action yesterday, and this famous firewood plea was, of course, the title of a famous song. It was a chin up, chest out call to display the stiff upper lips of old Blighty and keep a warm smile of welcome and support glowing for ‘our boys’, … Continued