At last the news we’ve all been waiting to hear. Push mowers are just as good, and in some cases better than machine mowers, both electric and petrol. The new machines are much lighter and easier to use than the old ones almost everyone gave up using back in the sixties and seventies. So says a new Gardening Which report released today. And the other good news is it only burns 30 more calories an hour more than motor mowing, proving that actually it doesn’t take that much more effort to use one. With additional benefits including less vibration through the hands, less danger and no noisy engine to contend with its all good news. Wouldn’t it be great to return to the days when our saturdays were not dominated by the sound of engines in our gardens! Gardening Which asked two experienced testers to cut 30m squared areas of standard length, long, short and damp grass. The best mower choice was the Husqvarna Novocut, priced at £80 and the worst, not surprisingly priced at £30 was the Argos Challenge – perhaps not a very good choice of name! The best buy for a small lawn was the Brill Razorcut Premium 33, closely followed by the Gardena Hand Cylinder Mower 300. Visit www.mower-magic.co.uk/acatalog/Husqvarna_Lawnmowers.html to get more details of the Novocut.