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

The Right Stripes – 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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Yet again I find myself starting my weekly writy thing by referring to the blog posted yesterday by my esteemed colleague and fellow bon viveur, Mr Dick Roberts. In his piece he points out that, although you can get some kind of stripe from other mowers, it is only by using a proper rear-roller mower … Continued

First Class Service – and I’m Not Talking About Jo Konta

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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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So Wimbledon’s week two is in full swing and I am in a dreamlike state as I contemplate that even the possibility of a British female quarter semi-finalist happening in my lifetime seemed madness only last week. I pinched myself a couple of days ago (it hurt, I wasn’t dreaming) when Jo Konta beat Simona Halep … Continued

Weed Out The Enemy and Reclaim The Garden For The Big Barbecue

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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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Ok. I’m sure your garden isn’t quite as bad as all that, and who dumps an old car in their garden, but you get my drift? If you’ve let it go, this is a good time to get hold of it again. Yesterday my fellow beer and garden enthusiast Mr Richard Roberts has hit the proverbial … Continued

Ten Top Tips For Using Your Line Trimmer

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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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Yesterday’s blog from my colleague and fellow wine and beer aficionado Mr Dick Roberts, shone the sunshine spotlight on our own exclusive Redback range of grass trimmers, lightweight, easy to use, clean, powerful, quiet fast charging and energy retaining. What’s not to like? I thought I would follow his noble and manly lead by offering up a … Continued

The Winner Cuts It All. Ali Fanstone Wins Our Redback Mower & Is Very Happy With Results

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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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So. An exciting, confusing couple of weeks since an election result that had everyone looking at each other in puzzlement and going “What the…?”. No outright winner, no idea what is going to happen, confusion and paranoia reign supreme. Ah. Democracy is a peculiar mistress. I’m happy to say this is NOT the case with our own mini-election … Continued