Indian Summer? Where Did That Come From?

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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My highly esteemed and digitally verdant colleague and pal Mr Dick Roberts mentioned in his blog yesterday that we could be looking at a mini Indian Summer this weekend. Thanks Dick. Love ya. I immediately whipped out the barbecue, dusted off my panama, unpacked the sun lounger and pulled out my loudest Hawaiian shirt (it … Continued

Dirty Decking? Polluted Patio? Apply Some Pressure and Get Ready For Winter

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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Attention please. Gather round. Ahem. I know it’s getting autumnal round here but that’s no reason to let standards slip. Yes, I’m talking to you sir with the patio you have used and abused but not cleaned for the whole summer. Look at that, little Sammy’s chewing gum stuck down there, spurious black marks, charcoal … Continued

Turn Over A New Leaf and Blow Away The Old Ones – Here’s How

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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“The autumn leaves are tumbling, the skies are turning grey, forget your rake-bound fumbling, and blow them all away“ So wrote the late poet laureate Sir Henry Filbert-Mossop in his award winning collection of poetry “Odes To The Seasons”. Born in Swallow-On-The-Naze in South Rutland, Sir Henry …Sorry. Sorry. Ok. I can’t keep this up, I … Continued

The Revolutionary Redback Range – The Customer’s View

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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My dear colleague and fellow bon vin et bière imbiber Dick was yesterday extolling the many virtues of the nifty Redback Cordless Hedgetrimmer. Quite right too. It is easy and comfortable to use, low weight, low vibration and just does the job. In fact, it is highly representative of this exciting range which is changing customers … Continued

Scarify Now And Set Your Lawn Up For The Future

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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My colleague Dick is, as usual, right on the button with his timing in his blog yesterday which extolled the very real virtues of the Einhell GC-SC 2240P  a petrol hero that has pretty much seized the hearts and minds of our customers and filled them with unalloyed enthusiasm… “You can’t go wrong. This machine is … Continued

September Song – September Deals

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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My timely title title today, September Song, refers to a famous and beautiful, wistful and haunting balled, written by the great Kurt Weill, made famous and covered by such vocal royalty as Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Ella Fitzgerald, not to mention the sublime Lotte Lenya, wife of Bertolt Brecht and rather unfairly, best known to a … Continued

Sooner or Later You’ll Buy a Hayter – In Praise of a Great British Mower

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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My very good friend and bon viveur extraordinaire, Monsieur Dick Roberts was, as usual, in nail on head hitting form yesterday with his timely wee blog, praising and pointing out the benefits of a certain Hayter Mower, the Hayter Osprey 46 Push 3-in-1 Lawnmower (Code: 610A) Why timely? Well, firstly because in these financially uncertain times, … Continued

What’s Lurking at The Bottom of Your Garden? Why Not Clear It and Find Out? Here Are A Few Tips.

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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The bottom of the garden is a funny old place. It’s the natural habitat for fairies, it’s the traditional area for building or finding ‘secret dens’ when you were a child, the home of the treehouse and the rope swing and it’s where your uncle Bob skulks off to have a crafty cigarette during the barbecue, hoping no-one … Continued

Mighty Mountfield – The People’s Choice – Grab One Of Them For Less In Our Summer Sale

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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What’s big, red, shiny, hard working and popular? No it’s not Donald Trump, he seems to spend most of the time on his golf course and popular? Hmmm. Let’s not go there right now. No the answer is, of course, a Mountfield Tractor. My old ale loving mate Dick blogged yesterday about three of their … Continued

The Word Is Spreading – Five Good Reasons To Go Cordless With Redback

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Drew Hardy

Freelance Writer at Mowdirect
A keen allotmenteer with an interest in all things horticultural, Drew has a varied writing background with experience in a number of fields including garden machinery, lawn care and compost. His first experience with gardening was a cultivating a small plot he was given by his house master at school. He grew a decent crop of radishes and lettuce and sold them to a local shop, exhibiting his first, and last, sign of an entrepreneurial spark. Drew lives in North London with his wife, two children and a slightly bonkers cat
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Very shortly , like so many of you, I shall be off on the annual jaunt we laughingly call our summer holiday. I say laughingly because an awful lot of this two week ordeal seems to be spent travelling and dragging around large pieces of luggage, most of which don’t belong to me or have anything … Continued