Monty Don “Scythes cut grass very well”

In his new book ‘Down to Earth’ Monty Don has commented: “You don’t have to use a machine – scythes cut grass very well.”  This observation has sparked a surprisingly reactionary response from fellow gardening correspondents and garden machinery representatives. Monty’s assertion that scythes cut grass very well is factually true; it is indeed quite Read more about Monty Don “Scythes cut grass very well”[…]

European Scythe Championships , Switzerland 2017

The European Scything Championships held near Shwytz/Brunnen in Switzerland was a first for any British competitors as Kevin Austin and Nigel Adams found themselves rather surprisingly entered. Here is their story. With Richard Brown and Simon Damant heading for Estonia this summer the other half of the Romania 2015 crew decided they had better find an Read more about European Scythe Championships , Switzerland 2017[…]

West Country Scythe Festival Competition Results 2017

5 x 5 metre Results George Montague’s astonishing performance made him the clear undisputed champion for 2017.  He mowed his plot in just 40 seconds! His time, breaking the one minute barrier, is a festival record time, and a personal best for George  (George having mown a 1 minute time in 2013). Kevin’s time at one minute equals this Read more about West Country Scythe Festival Competition Results 2017[…]