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

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.
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

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.
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 !

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

The Word Is Spreading – Five Good Reasons To Go Cordless With Redback

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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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Very shortly , like so many of you, I shall be off on the annual jaunt we laughingly call our summer holiday. I say laughingly because an awful lot of this two week ordeal seems to be spent travelling and dragging around large pieces of luggage, most of which don’t belong to me or have anything … 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

Interest free loans on ride-ons during December to ease the budget pressures in 2017

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.
Buying a lawn tractor or large lawnmower is a pretty substantial outlay especially at this time of year with presents and festive food to buy. And therein lies the great conundrum especially if you want to replace your old ride-on or garden tractor or even buy a piece of garden machinery for leaf clearing or … Continued

The Tractor Factor – Which Drive Do You Choose?

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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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For those of you who have been paying attention (not you Holly) it will be very apparent that this is a good time to buy a new ride-on or lawn tractor. Not only do we have grass springing up all over the place like themed cocktail bars in Hoxton but we also have some very good … Continued

This is Snow Time To Take Your Eye Off The Ball. Why You Should Be Prepared.

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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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Will we have snow? Won’t we have snow? Have we already got snow? Ah, the British do love talking about weather, hot, cold (usually cold) rainy, sunny, foggy or snowy it’s our favourite bus stop chat. Snow is again on the menu with forecasters forecasting the white peril all over the place. And let’s face … Continued

Three exclusive mowers offering reliability and value

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.
Wet and windy it might be but the grass cutting season is nearly upon us. Many will open the shed door and decide that the old faithful mower, quietly rusting away under the garden furniture, simply will not do another season. If you are looking for a new mower here are feature-packed three machines which … Continued