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

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.
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

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.
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

Enhance Your Trimming Season with Quality JR Brushcutter Accessories

What’s lurking in your long grass? Crouching in your crouch grass? Hiding in your overgrowth? Toys? Hedgehogs? Elvis playing poker with Lord Lucan? Whatever it is, you know the bits of potential jungle have to go, the edges of your lawn look like Hagrid and Gandalf’s beard have got together and set up home and … 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

From Zero to Hero – What’s So Special About 360 Degrees?

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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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Dick’s blog yesterday discussed the excellent and extraordinarily bright red, Simplicity Contender SZT550 Commercial Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower  a proper nice machine as they say in… er… well they must say it somewhere, and an amazing bargain at £2000 below the manufacturers RRP. You what? How much? Yes, I know, crazy isn’t it? The benefits of a … Continued

British-designed brushcutters on special offer, there’s one for every garden

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.
Every gardener needs a line trimmer and brushcutter is their armoury. These little machines save hours of scrabbling about on hands and knees with a pair of garden shears trimming lawn edges or wielding a billhook or scythe to hack down longer areas of grass. The majority of modern machines have interchangeable heads and while … Continued