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If you’re in the market for new secateurs/tools

Crocus has a discount running currently. I’ve just ordered some niwaki mainichi secateurs at 15% off (and some bareroot raspberries for a fiver!)

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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,045
    edited 1 April
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,045
    edited 1 April
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,045
    edited 1 April
    I bought a Niwiki Golden Spade last year and it is indeed a thing of beauty. Ornamental, even. So useful and easy. You might want to polish it and hang it on the wall.


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,475
    Is that bloke tall or is the spade very short?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,045
    The spade is very short
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 495
    @Fire I was tempted by the spade as I have a pond to dig out, but thought I’d better save some money for the garden centre visit this weekend!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,045
    edited 1 April
    @zugenie It's more like a cross between a trowel and a border spade, good for putting in small-ish plants. For a pond you might need a hard core spade....
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,424
    Interesting link to the golden spade.  All seemed sensible until I read about treating the blade with camellia oil!  Please - good old 3 in 1 will do the job probably for a fraction of the price.  I'm almost surprised they didn't recommend extra virgin olive oil.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,101
    I had a look and it says the paint will peel off with use. Seems a bit pointless then, unless you really want that shape and size and no-one else makes one.
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