Posted: 02/02/2013 at 21:10
I've just completed the questionaire Luke.
I mentioned earlier about liking the idea of going back to manual equipment in the garden, not scissors or a scythe Joe, but something simple and non polluting. I was born in the fifties and have nostalgia for those Sundays when you would hear the gentle wirring of mowers and clip clipping of neigbours trimming their privet along with the smells of new mown grass.
Nowadays, even though many people have pocket handkerchief size lawns, my daughter included, they spend ages getting their electric mowers out and putting them away to do a five minute job. Why not start a renaissance in mowing and bring in a beautifully engineered push mower? At a time when we're supposedly threatened with an obesity epidemic the excercise would be a whole lot healthier and cheaper than gym membership and we might even enjoy peaceful Sundays once more.
I can really appreciate that this solution would not be for everyone, least of all professional gardeners like Joe, but might it just take off?