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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,762

    I use a border fork as well image

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  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    I recommend one with a metal,or plastic shank. I'm sick of posh wooden shanked tools that snap. In general I find Bulldog and Wolf Garten best, Bulldog are solid and functional, Wolf Garten give the impression they actually used the prototypes before going into production. 

  • michael mpcmichael mpc Posts: 422

    hi leifuk you  never said a truer word about wolf garten best toolls I have ever had I have 2 shanks and 6 ends  to inter change the riddger for making  a hollow for your spuds great last 2 years my children ask me what I want  (   but saying all that I have a big shovel  that I got years ago  at b/q wood handle and half way covered with foam stiching )   Michael

  • mike 14mike 14 Posts: 7

     Unless you have very light soil always use a fork. Spades decimate your worm population and if you have any rhizome weeds,like horsetail (Equisetum arvense) or couch grass,they lift out with a fork where as a spade chops them and they will multiply. Make sure the tines on the fork are about 10mm square at the top if you have heavy soil. Just my opinion.      Mike


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