It’s The Season Of Stripy Lawns – So Here Are My Top Five Stripy Things

I have to admit to being a little surprised by the lack of ‘stripe’ talk going on in these revered (yeah) blog pages recently. Normally you can’t move for blogs by Drew or Dick droning on about how to stripe your lawn, what equipment you need and how striped lawns are just an optical illusion caused by … Continued

Three Wheels Good – from Tuk-Tuks to Trotters to the Tasty Einhell LE-PM 51S Mower

Now that spring has finally got in touch and told us it’s on its way as soon as it can get a cheap flight, gardeners from the most dedicated to the ‘Oh do I have to?’  are starting to rub their eyes, dust themselves off and think about the future of their lawns. Now my … Continued

Spring – It’s Nearly Here. But What’s it All About?

Spring is coming. Hmmm. Spring. Spring. Odd word, the word spring. It’s kind of bouncy, isn’t it? I mean, not to be obvious or anything, but it’s a coiled up parcel of energy that jumps about when it’s under pressure and then released (like a metallic Anton Du Beck). The word spring, meaning the season, … Continued

Ignore The Chills, Get Ready For Spring With My Top Five Spring Tunes

Yes. Spring is really just around the corner. Well, it is according to Dick and Drew who, it must be said, have never been wrong before (fake news) and are always on the money with the seasons and the weather (more fake news) and are far more green fingered than I will ever be (now … Continued

Wintery Chills and Home Fires – Hot Stews Are a Must – But My Luxury Shepherds Pie is the Best

For some reason, about this time of year, the picture editor and I have a falling out. Last year it was about an image he published, that I didn’t think was at all flattering and didn’t’t look like me at all. In fact, it turnd out not to be me at all so I was … Continued

Brrrrrr. Chills Are All Around But Spring Will Soon Be Here. What Can We Do?

Winter chills are definitely upon us. All across the land, grumpy middle-aged fathers are having to abandon their Dickensian miser-character impulses and having to turn up the central heating as small children, shivering even though they are already wearing two fleecy sweaters as well as the ridiculous rabbit-eared onesie their aunty bought them for Christmas, … Continued

Twas The Day After Christmas – Our Pre-Season Day Sale

Boxing Day? It can be a bit dull I think. So in a jolly attempt to cheer it all up an bit, I’ve decided to promote our SALE. It’s more stuffed with bargains than your turkey was stuffed with…er…stuffing, and as glittery and exciting as the showiest Christmas tree ever. And how do I tell … Continued

Black Friday. Blue Monday. Pink Wednesday? What Is It All About?

Hi there. We all know Black Friday is now a major part of the shopping based lead up to Christmas, with great deals flying around like benevolent pigeons in Trafalgar Square. But where does the whole thing come from? There is evidence to suggest that it started in Philadelphia, where it described the heavy traffic … 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

Smashing Pumpkins at the Quiz Of The Week and a Big Slip for Shouty Mal

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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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If you read these blogs regularly (both of you) and have the standard quotient of wits about you (which you undoubtedly have) you may just have picked up that I am partial to the odd beer. This means that my local hostelries are positively queueing up to throw cheer and bonhomie at me, particularly at … Continued