What piece of garden kit could you not be without?

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  • B3B3 Posts: 10,537
    My wallpaper scraper and my kneeling mat.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AchtungAchtung Poole, Dorset. Posts: 159
    "wallpaper scraper"????? 
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,537
    Yes. It's just like a tiny hoe . Great for weeding between plants, slicing tops off pulmonaria when theyve finished, getting moss off paving slabs . It can also be used like a sharp trowel to get under weeds like geum urbanum. I could go on.....
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 598
    Kneeling mat for sure, but go for a Japanese razor hoe rather than wallpaper scraper.

    https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/products/4603/cabon-steel-japanese-razor-hoe-left-handed/

    And my green bucket.

    Somewhere in the garden are two pair of glasses..I’ll find them one day I suppose.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,264
    Comfy seat and glass of wine / beer. All my best ideas come from this situation.
    Woke up again
    To my chagrin
    Getting sick and tired of
    Feeling sick and tired again
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,537
    edited 26 May
    The only way to find a lost tool is to buy a replacement. I'm not sure if it works for glasses though.

    The razor hoe hasn't the precision of a wallpaper scraper and it would be no good for moss or getting under weeds.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    My wheelbarrow at the allotment when you have to move a ton or more of manure it really comes in handy :) also my long handled onion hoe keep it razor sharp and it's perfect for all those tight spaces without all the bending.

    https://bulldoghandtools.co.uk/bulldog-clarice-flower-hoe-54-hardwood-handle-3238n

    I have no connection with the above company and other similar products are available on the market. 🐗

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,537
    I like the look of that one HH. I could then dispense with the mat!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ChivetalkingChivetalking Leigh-on-seaPosts: 992
    My edging shears are my favourite accessory, owning a small garden I find these hand shears give a neat clipped finish to the lawn and stepping stones. They also double up as a good weed lever when I’m going round and can snip off young stems when passing too. 
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,135
    If only I could manage with a hoe, wallpaper scraper and edging shears  
    My gardening is mostly 'fire fighting' (put that in quotes to avoid misinterpretation) and my favourite tools are a garden fork and a hand trowel. They are inseparable companions. Their new best friend is a mattock.

    Does this qualify as 'extreme gardening' ? Always fancied a go at something extreme but avoided extreme ironing - too much like work  :D
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