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tools missing in action (MIA)

The great tidy up has begun, and already I have lost two pair of scissors and a trowel. No idea where they are. They are down as MIA!

What items do you keep mislaying, and do you every find them?



  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Scissors! I have 2 pairs of garden scissors with orange handles, some days they both go missingimage...and then they both turn upimage, just as I'm considering buying some new ones.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    As mentioned elsewhere, the joint thingamajigs for the big cloche. Can't find them anywhereimage

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    OH tidied the garage a couple of months ago image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • I am amazed at what turns up in my compost when I turn it out. Last time there were several knives and a bean shredder!

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    I try and buy garden equitment in red, it really helps with finding them against the green background! 

  • i appear to have erm "collected" tools from other people, borrowed spades etc, oooops!image

  • You'll never believe what I lost behind the tool shed! image

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Ah David, do let on, dying of curiosity here, and what I am imagining isn't humanly possible - surely?

    I lose trowels all spring and summer, gather them up when autumn and winter comes, especially when planting bulbs.  Cutting back shrubs sometimes reveals things - like the large roll of soft tie I misplaced months ago.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    A pair of secateurs spent over a year in the compost heap, was renovated by OH only to be put through the shredder the following year. 

    A saw left hanging in a tree for 2 years is beyond renovation

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Found a cheese slicer in our compost bin a few years ago - had been there two years, handle (wood) well pitted but still works better than any other!

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