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

Grow your own vegetables, they taste so much better

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.
Nothing beats the taste of fresh vegetables from your own garden! And if you don’t have your own plot, now’s the time to start work preparing one. You can start sowing the first salads this month. In this MowBlog edition, we talk about some basic garden advice on soil preparation to ensure success growing anything … Continued

Crop Rotation: Let’s plan to grow Vegetables!

While you might feel as though there is little to do in the garden itself around this time of year, overwinter and into January is an ideal time to plan ahead for the coming months when it comes to what you want to grow for your home vegetable garden. This particularly rings true when it … 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

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

Chipperfield Pro Garden Tools – Highly Affordable and Just The Job

Hey you. Look. Look out of the window. Yes, you. See that yellowy, bright glowing stuff coming out of the sky… that’s sunshine that is. I think you’ll find the sun is doing its best to make up for a poor start to the season with a mid-season flourish (rather like Everton, West Ham and … Continued

3 Top Tillers For Soil Preparation – Breaking Ground but Not The Bank

As Spring starts to realise it’s time to change shifts properly with Winter and gets ready to kick him out and pinch his chair, it’s probably about time we begin to plan our 2019 gardens in earnest, and that we start thinking about our soil. Whether we are flower fans who like nothing more than … 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

The gardening year starts now – here are ten top machinery deals for the Easter weekend

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.
Now’s the time to get out into the garden, the first major holiday of the year. And after snow which crippled the country and left roads impassable and damaging winds which felled trees and caused chaos in the flower beds, we are celebrating the Easter period with ten unbeatable lawnmower deals. Don’t be in too … Continued