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

Hedge Trimming Heads up – Watch Out For The Birdies

Now. Even someone with as little gardening know-how as I (I the female opposite of Midas, I the black-fingered queen of darkness for whom nothing touched in the garden turns to gold, I who have the touch of Hindu demon Bhasmasura, with the gift of turning things to ashes when I get my delicate little gardening gloves … Continued

Trimming Hedges In Summer – Some Dos and Don’ts

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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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As anyone who has followed this blog knows (my thanks to both of you and the cheque is in the post) hedges and I are not exactly the best of friends. I don’t intend to give you the impression that I don’t like hedges. Far from it. I love a good hedge me. Hedges are as much a … Continued

What Scarifier is best? Ask The Customers. It’s What Product Reviews Are For

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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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While wandering aimlessly down the aisles of John Lewis’ kitchenware department the other day, I, quite by chance, overheard a rather disturbing conversation. Two classic north London scrummy mummies were idly chatting about shopping online as their huge, industrial sized baby-buggies, casually blocked the passage of anyone who wanted to have a quick shufti at the … Continued

How Low to Go in Spring & How To Get Ready for the First Cut

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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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WAKEY WAKEY! Come on. You’ve been putting it off. It won’t cut itself you know? Go on, get the mower out, check it, make sure it’s fuelled, make sure it’s oiled, make sure it’s clean and just get the job done. Dick’s useful blog yesterday was on a similar theme. Concentrating on large lawns he … Continued

February In The Garden – High Time To Get Ready For The Growing Season

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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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Come on people. Put down the book, switch off the TV,  take off the mermaid blanket you got for Christmas, slip out from under your duvet and don some wellies and warm clothes. It’s time to get out there for real. Yes, Winter is still hanging around like a love-sick autograph hunter at the stage … Continued

Everything In The Garden Is Lovely…Well It Will Be Eventually. Get Out And Get Planning

I hope you like the main picture, which is (supposedly ) me sipping a hot drink in the garden. I don’t think it’s good enough and certainly not pretty or stylish enough to be me but the picture editor is officially an intransigent idiot and we have now fallen out. No matter. As I sit … Continued

Things To Do In Your Garden In January. First – Stay Warm!

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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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It goes without saying (a phrase that is always to be followed by some idiot like me saying it) that if you are going to venture into your post New Year winter garden, you’ll probably need some woollies on! It’s pretty frosty out there as I write and every bobble hat ever made seems to … Continued

The White Stuff Cometh?

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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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Now. Goodness knows we are all aware that our responsible and neutral national newspapers never ever sensationalise what’s going on in the world but in a surprise maelstrom of hyperbole recently the Daily Express online described the coming snowstorms, warned of by the Met office, a bit like this.. “SNOW HELL COMING: Whole of UK … Continued

The North Wind Doth Blow, Our Prices Are Low. And Will We Have Snow?

The north wind doth blow and we shall have…Wet and windy days? Freezing rain? Grey miserable skies? What happened to the snow? Oh well, plenty of time. I see various Weather luminaries are talking  of snow and we’ve certainly seen more people going for snow shovels and snow blowers recently as snow has been hitting the … Continued