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Qualcast Panther 30 Hand Powered Cylinder Lawnmower (30 cm Cutting Width) (Old Version) (discontinued by manufacturer)
Qualcast Panther 30 Hand Powered Cylinder Lawnmower (30 cm Cutting Width) (Old Version) (discontinued by manufacturer)

5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with it, 3 Oct. 2014
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Very happy after first summer of using it. Apart from the advantages mentioned by many other reviewers, it doesn't mash the cuttings into a wet paste like my old electric mower did, making the cutting easier to handle and better for composting


Fascinations First Time Clock Puzzle Clock
Fascinations First Time Clock Puzzle Clock
Offered by Purple Trolly
Price: £7.55

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but very limited, 3 Oct. 2014
It is fun putting together, and we even did it again the other day.

But it only runs for a few hours at most after being wound up and it's got a very loud tick, so it is almost entirely useless as a clock, which the child in question found disappointing. Plus the spring broke pretty quickly, though I was able to fix it but opening the bit that says "Do not open"


Iriso Watering Kit - 20 Plant Kit
Iriso Watering Kit - 20 Plant Kit
Offered by Two Wests & Elliott
Price: £36.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 19 Sept. 2013
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I've had this running all summer hooked up to a small water butt in a greenhouse, and overall it's worked well. It kept all my growbag tomatoes steadily watered and saved a lot of effort.

Minor quibbles: the flow seems to vary a fair amount from dripper to dripper. A couple of the drippers leak too much water even when turned down, while another never lets enough water out even when turned up, despite all being cleaned and reassembled. The overall flow also seem to taper off a lot as the water level falls in the butt, tho that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Best installed where easy to reach


Oase Filtral 3000 All in One Pond Pump, Filter and UVC **WITH FREE FOUNTAIN KIT**
Oase Filtral 3000 All in One Pond Pump, Filter and UVC **WITH FREE FOUNTAIN KIT**
Offered by Homeleigh Online
Price: £99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Working perfectly, 19 Sept. 2013
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I wanted a small, unobtrusive all-in-one, and this has performed flawlessly so far

I ran it without the UV bulb at first, to save energy. I stuck Daphnia in a new pond after filling it, and they did a great job of keeping the water clear.

Once the fish went in and ate the Daphnia, the water soon started to turn murky. Within days of refitting the UV bulb the water was clear again, and has remained crystal clear all summer.


XE-CREE New GU10 3*3 9W Dimmable LED Spotlight Bulb Cool White
XE-CREE New GU10 3*3 9W Dimmable LED Spotlight Bulb Cool White

1.0 out of 5 stars Lasted less than a year, 19 Sept. 2013
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Ordered two in 2012. They were fine while they worked but one failed after a few months and now, less than 10 months on, the other one has failed too


Alienography: Or: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do About It
Alienography: Or: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do About It
by Chris Riddell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 23 April 2013
Yes, what the other reviews said. My son loved it when he was five and is still reading it more than a year later. And at least one older kid has gone away begging their parents to buy it after seeing his copy. Gorgeously illustrated and deliciously funny.


Gardman Capillary Matting Waterwick 2m x 0.6m Kit Green
Gardman Capillary Matting Waterwick 2m x 0.6m Kit Green
Offered by Garden-Deals
Price: £4.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not wicking, 23 April 2013
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This is just bizarre - the matting I've got is not really wicking. In fact, it seems to be somewhat water repellant.

I put some old capillary matting of another brand on one side of a shelf and this new stuff on the other. The old matting was soaked through in minutes of one end being placed in water and has remained drenched ever since. Two days later, the Gardman matting is mostly dry despite me resorting to pouring water all over it to try to get it wicking. Even the bits submerged in water aren't getting fully wet.

I presume from the other good reviews that I've got a bad batch or something, and hopefully as it ages and gets dirty it will start working. But if I hadn't cut it up already, I'd be returning it. A pity, since I was really impressed by the inclusion of a plastic sheet and extra wicking strips.


MAG-FLOAT Mini floating algae magnet aquatic glass cleaner
MAG-FLOAT Mini floating algae magnet aquatic glass cleaner
Offered by FishAround Ltd
Price: £8.39

5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised, 24 Nov. 2012
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Ferociously strong magnets, make sure your don't get fingers or livestock in-between them.

Does a good job of cleaning new algal growth off glass, tho stubborn spots or algae left for weeks will require much effort or hand-in-aquarium cleaning


The Enormous Turnip: Read it yourself with Ladybird: Level 1 (Read it Yourself - Level 1)
The Enormous Turnip: Read it yourself with Ladybird: Level 1 (Read it Yourself - Level 1)
by Richard Johnson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 23 Nov. 2012
The right mix of repetition and novelty for young readers - not too easy - imparting confidence once it's mastered


RC Hagen 14001 Fluval C2 Power Filter
RC Hagen 14001 Fluval C2 Power Filter
Offered by Zierfischtreff Pappenheim.
Price: £39.60

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you're lucky enough to get a quiet one, 23 Nov. 2012
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For reasons I don't understand, hang-off-the-back (HOB) filters seem very unpopular in the UK. I like them and this one in particular because
1. I don't like having an internal filter taking up lots of space and looking ugly

2. Removing the sponge for rinsing is so much easier than with an internal filter (and button pops up to tell you when to do it)

3. It's a fraction of the price of an external filter and there's less risk of flooding your floor

4. No objective measure of this, but with its big sponge, trickle-down biological compartment and third compartment for extra sponge/biomedia (officially for carbon but few seem to think it worth spending money on), it seems to offer really good filtration compared with more internals

5. I really like the fact that reducing the flow is done by recycling more water within the filter rather than reducing motor speed, meaning more filtration of less water

6. The telescopic intake can easily be covered with sponge or stocking to stop baby shrimps or fry being sucked in (though from before I did this I've got one baby shrimp living happily inside the filter).

On the minus side
1. It's a bit noisier than the internal I have, and I suspect always will be due to external motor and water trickling. You don't get a waterfall sound if you keep the tank topped up, but I wouldn't want this in a bedroom

2. It can be very noisy. If you've get an unbalanced impeller or faulty motor, it can rattle really loudly. I had to get a replacement sent out

3. Did I say it can be very noisy? I don't understand why Hagen doesn't test the motors before they leave the factory to ensure there's no rattling problem, seems to be unacceptably common

4. Starting up HOB filters is a little fiddly, you have to fill them up with water ("prime them") to avoid the pump running dry. But you can easily remove filter media without turning off the motor.

5. It protrudes 7 to 9 cm from the back or side of your tank (measured from inside of glass), and obviously requires a large hole in lid if your aquarium isn't open-top
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