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Just snapped my wonderfful ancient garden fork

All my own fault, I pushed it too far as the ground is just too hard where I was digging.

What would be a good replacement, please? Are there any bargains to be had?


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,164
    edited April 2022
    Some info here on various makes. 
    I would definitely advise trying in person at a garden centre/DIY place if you can.

    Edited to add, if you have a Men's shed or similar near you, they might be able to repair it, depending on the damage.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Was it the tines or the handle that snapped?
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,373
    Often local auctions sell old garden tools. I got an amazing amount for £26 bid.  A lot better quality than a lot of newly made tools.
  • WAMSWAMS Posts: 1,240
    Thank you for the replies. It was the handle that snapped. I will peruse that other thread!
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,453
    If it's the handle, you could get it repaired . Not quite Trigger's broom territory yet😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 558
    Yes, easy to get replacement handles; local agricultural suppliers usually have them
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,289
    If the two halves will knit together, it may be possible to glue them together and then whip over the top of them to create a firm join.  I repaired a neighbour's shovel that way.  It just depends how precious the old one is? 
  • WAMSWAMS Posts: 1,240
    I did end up ordering a cheapish S&J border fork, but i will give repairing it a go! It's not precious at all, but my garden robins seem to particularly like resting on its handle while looking over freshly-turned soil, so I'd like to save it for their sake.

    God that sounds inane written down.😁
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,164
    I think it's lovely @WhereAreMySecateurs 😊
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,117
    Even if it can't be repaired well enough to use, it should be possible to do a good enough job for a permanent robin perch :)
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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