Grass too long in your orchard? I finally got a chance to try out an Austrian Scythe recently, having heard about them for several years. They’ve become popular as they are lighter than the traditional English scythe. I was impressed, much easier to use than I expected, even for a beginner, and far more effective than the petrol strimmer would have been!
There are several places to buy them online in the UK, including these nice people: Scythe Cymru