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  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    My wallpaper scraper and my kneeling mat.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AchtungAchtung Poole, Dorset. Posts: 159
    "wallpaper scraper"????? 
  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    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: 630
    Kneeling mat for sure, but go for a Japanese razor hoe rather than wallpaper scraper.

    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: 8,530
    Comfy seat and glass of wine / beer. All my best ideas come from this situation.
    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    edited May 2019
    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.

    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: 14,965
    I like the look of that one HH. I could then dispense with the mat!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,970
    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
    Haven't been anywhere for over seven months but I'm here and I'm mostly happy
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,142
    I have my weed scraper tool is one of my favourites.Recently bought a new (red) one as the old (green) one was so worn.Invaluable for edging ,scraping,weeding etc.

    This tool (think it is called a Thingamadig?) is really useful as a trowel,scoop,digger and cuts through roots etc.

    I have also been known to 'dig' with a lump hammer and chisel!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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