At the moment I borrow my parents' pretty old Flymo mower but find it's like a tank to push and to be fair it's about time I bought my own! I've got a tiny garden (terraced house), a tiny budget and no idea where to start looking. Any suggestions?
I have a second hand Flymo and a big garden, I find it fine. B&Q were offering a mower and strimmer for £40 in the paper last week - have you tried the DIY chains? Is it a really small space? I had an old push mower (£5 from tip) for my old, postage stamp lawn. CHeap, tiny to store and free to run! I think Nigel's Eco Store still do them, will go goggle.
Thanks Sue, although it's really small I don't think I could cope with a push mower - I just know it would sit in the shed and I'd never use it. Will check out the chain stores and the local Free Ads paper for second hand ones.
bit late in the day - don't dismiss push mowers. After years of grappling with wires and grass boxes I've switched to a push-along for our postage-stamped size lawn. It has transformed my attitude to cutting the grass. Takes five minutes and is by no means difficult to push - I have the strength of a gnat and I can do it. Got ours from Lidl of all places (was around £37)