Toe The Line. Safe Usage of Your Brushcutter or Trimmer

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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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The sun has got his hat on, but, to be honest, he’d be much safer wearing a helmet, ear defenders and steel-toe-capped boots. Yesterday’s blog by my estimable colleague and multiple wine cork collector Dick Roberts deliberated on the qualities of some pretty tough, wheeled brushcutters. like the DR TR4 PRO-XL (left) But, as ever, … Continued

All Creatures Great & Small – Keep an Eye on Your Garden Wildlife and Save the Hedgehogs

Everybody knows I’m a sucker for little birdies,  fluffy bunnies, birds, bees, and small cuddly creatures of all kinds. Show me a kitten, I turn into a simpering child, hand me a baby chick, I turn into Joey Tribiani. So, watching out for our garden wildlife is a subject very close to my big, soft … Continued

How To Stripe Your Lawn – It’s Easier Than You Think

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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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What a weekend. In the FA Cup final, Chelsea managed to bore their way to a 1-0 win against the equally dreary Manchester Utd (dreary not being a word I thought I would ever use about them – well done José). This once glorious occasion that used to be watched by everyone, even people who … Continued

Sunshine After The Rain – Scarify Now And Enjoy Your Lawn

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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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Let’s go back. Way, way back to the nineties. A time when the Spice Girls were sticking their tongues out and telling us what they really, really wanted, when none of the ‘Friends’ had yet resorted to plastic surgery and bandannas were cool. (Editor’s Note:… Bandannas were NEVER cool Drew). Whatever. Back when homemade dance … Continued

Holes In The Lawn. Why They Can Be A Good Idea

Hello all. Well, you all know I am not discoursing on those horrendous holes made by moles or the studs of football boots or stupid golf holes or even big, burly men with beetroot tans and virulent yellow jackets digging up your property trying to find a leak that’s costing the water board an arm … Continued

Get Your Lawn Into Gear With Our Superstar Einhell Scarifier – National Gardening Week Approaches.

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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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The sun has decided to keep his hat out of its box for the moment, he’s been to visit, he’s popping backwards and forwards at the moment where I am,  hiding behind the clouds and then peeking out like a nosy neighbourhood watch person keeping an eye open for suspicious activity. This means, HOORAH, that … Continued

The Sun Has Finally Got His Hat On. Hope You’ve Got Yours On Too.

Yes, yes, yes. It’s awfully exciting. Strange transition. One moment I’m popping down to our local pub with ‘B’, my lovely and long-suffering BFF, for a couple of glasses of prosecco, sitting like brave soldiers in the garden and finding the Beast From The East icing everything not wrapped in fleecy material, the next I’m … Continued

Why Do We Aerate Lawns?

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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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I’m a little wary, not to mention weary, of saying Spring is here. But…er…it seems to actually be here now. Honest guv. And our lawns are looking glum and in need, of more than ‘a bit of TLC’. More like a long spell of major pampering and a grovelling written apology followed by a good … Continued

Spring Clean Your Lawn – Scarify and Make Your Grass Happy

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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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A short while ago we sent out a newsletter to all our subscribers on the benefits of scarifying, full of advice and tips and information. It seems only fair to share that information with you, our blog readers, so here is a potted version with some useful links and a few tips to help you make … Continued

A Little Bit Off The Top – How To Do The First Mow of The Year

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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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The dreaded B from the E appears to have retreated back to whatever eastern European fairytale it came from, wagging its snow-flecked, forked tail behind it, the sun is shining, the air is a little warmer and your grass is definitely growing. It is often said that the most popular weekend for taking your first … Continued