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

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

I Do Want To Go To Chelsea!

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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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No. I have not morphed into a fanatical ‘blue is the colour’ oligarch nurturing football nut. I am talking about the annual Chelsea Flower Show which, this year, is. amongst other things, showcasing that oft neglected area of our modern lifestyle, the urban garden. One of the biggest events in the RHS calendar, the Chelsea Flower … Continued

Snap Happy June and Diesel The Dog Win Quality Hayter Mower and earn their Stripes. Our Top Three Pics

Ah. Another sunny smile on the happy face of another worthy winner. I love it. As you can see, our main picture today is the winning entry of our recent competition. I have been asked to pop a couple of lines down about our top three photos as the usual ‘photo comp blog’ guru (Drew) … Continued

We Love Stripes & You Can Win this Hayter Spirit If We Love Yours!

You may have noticed that our current competition on Facebook is called ‘Show Us Your Stripes’ and we are asking for you to take a photograph of stripes. Not just stripy lawns but ANY stripes. Sergeant stripes, tiger stripes, pyjama stripes even the ones you got from sunbathing with your top off in front of … Continued