There are cheaper push mowers on the market than this one, but we figured if a manual option was to have any chance of competing against more powerful rivals, it would have to be pretty top end. And this is a certainly at the top of the manual pile. It has five curved blades made from hardened steel, with an ergonomic handle and a cutting mechanism that makes cleaning easy. It makes light work of grass – once it has not been let run wild – and will give you a workout while you work in the garden. It will never run out of power – or at least it won’t run out of power until you do – and if oiled properly it will most likely last forever. It also makes a pleasing sound as it cuts. The downsides are, however, obvious, and if you have a large space or an overgrown mess out the back, it will not be much use. Flymo Venturer €129.99 There are many people who swear by electric lawnmowers and while we can (sort of) see the appeal – they are easier to power up and easier on the ear and never run out of juice – we reckon there are serious limitations, with the main one being the cable. At 10 metres it will be long enough for many gardens but not for all. There is also the danger that you wi...