Batteries Included – From the Largest to the Most Compact – The Future is Cordless

Well. I saw Drew’s recent blog and, while it is true that I welcomed the chance to swap slots so I could do some more Christmas shopping, it is not true that I was using it as an excuse to lunch at a ‘new little Italian place on the corner’ It was French! So there … Continued

Black Friday Sale – Deals A-Plenty – Get Them While You Can

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Drew Hardy

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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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Black Friday. I know. It sounds like some horror film from the eighties where a bunch of college kids who can’t get home for the vacation due to a mysterious snow storm, have to spend the night at the college and are stalked by some scary creep in a boiler suit wielding a well-sharpened and … Continued

How Many More Shopping Days? Cripes! Here’s My Early Bird Top Three Present Ideas Under £200

Anyone who is a looking out of the window at the moment could be forgiven for thinking this is the most golden autumn of all time. I see leaves still hanging around on the pavement (though not on my newly cleared patio and lawn thanks to Brody and his AMAZING, powerful, lightweight and reasonably priced … Continued

Meet Our Autumn Superstars – Three Five Star Reasons To Grab a Deal

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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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You may not have noticed, but tucked neatly away on our Autumn Deals page are a number of bona fide superstars. These machines, a brushcutter, a lawnmower and a rarified scarifier are the official rat pack of our deals, machines with style, power and popularity. These stars are the garden machinery equivalent of the sharply … Continued

Indian Summer? What Happened? Take Solace in Our Autumn Deals Pages

That massive Mancunian master of the louche and laconic and yet witty lyric, Mr Morrissey, once warned of panic on the streets of various cities including, if memory serves me right, London and Birmingham and I rather feel he should be joined by my colleagues Mr Drew Hardy and Mr Dick Roberts. Let me explain, … Continued

All The Leaves Are Down – Autumnal Sonnets and Seasonal Deals

When it comes to this time of year I like to breathe a sigh of well-wrapped up contentment and take a walk in the fresh autumn air.  How could one not be moved by the beauty of this season, a misty, twisty, magical time when golden, brown and russet hued leaves flutter fairy-like through the autumn … Continued

September Deal Time Must End Soon and Nuns Have Fun with Log-Splitters

Just before I get on to the whole September Deal time ending thing, I have to say that the other day, while browsing through some of our product review pages (I’d finished Cosmo and there was no Time Out available)  I read a lovely review of one of our products. The machine in question was one of our … 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

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

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