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    Flymo Blog #3 - Robotic Lawnmower Review

    by flymo-uk

    When Vince first came into my life I wasn’t sure how I would feel about him. He sort of just turned up and started taking over. Doing that one thing that I felt was a bit of a chore, but the one job I was in charge of. He came along, started showing off and showing me up whilst keeping the garden looking neat and tidy. Before I knew it he had become part of the family, my daughter Olive would regularly talk about him around the dinner table, and even my wife took a liking to him. Of course I’m talking about my Flymo robotic mower which I got around April last year - I thought I'd share how it has changed my life in the garden forever. You see, as much as I didn’t have a massive problem with mowing my lawn, it was something that did get in the way of me being able to potter around with other bits in the garden. During the summer months I’m usually away a lot for work, and the lawn can get quite long, which on my return will then take quite a bit of time to sort out before I get my hands on anything else in the garden. So, when Vince (I can’t really remember why we called him Vince, I can only imagine it was Olive’s idea) came along everything changed.  All of a sudden, I was away for a week and return to a neat and tidy lawn and a garden that looked awesome. That’s the thing with gardens if you want an instant trick to get the garden looking great then you cut the lawn, but with Vince, I was waking up every morning thinking “this is amazing!”.  To begin with my neighbours were quite impressed by my dedication to keeping the lawn looking great. Vince was hidden up in the corner of the garden and only really came out in the evenings, so my reign as street 'King Gardener' continued, and slowly jobs that were always on the ‘to do list’ started to get done. In fact, I’d go as far as to say my productivity in my garden doubled in a year, mainly down to Vince, and now he’s moved in. I’m not sure if I’d go back to getting my lawnmower out.

    Flymo Blog:

    by flymo-uk

    It’s Hover week! In this blog I’ll be talking about my love of Flymo’s hover mower - with us since 1964!You may have read before that Flymo have been in my family for years, last year I, with the help of Flymo, even got my Nan a new one for her birthday as she was such a big fan.

    How Jez Rose Started Bees For Business

    by flymo-uk

    From designers and architects to ethical entrepreneurs, the Flymo Lawn Lives interview series gets to know the stories behind the people who started inspiring ventures from their back gardens.

    We Meet Leadership And Business Coach Helen Packham

    by flymo-uk

    From designers and architects to ethical entrepreneurs, the Flymo Lawn Lives interview series gets to know the stories behind the people who started inspiring ventures from their back gardens. This month, we met leadership coach Helen Packham whose garden features in her day to day work life…