What are your 'essentials'?
Being fairly new to gardening I've not got much in the way of gardening tools, which I feel is starting to limit what I can manage in the garden!
I have a good quality mower, spade, fork, edging knife, soil rake, hand trowel and hand fork, one of those Fiskar weed pullers (husband purchased that when he went to war with the dandelions), and ratchet anvil secateurs. I also have some short handled edging shears, but they are probably a bit blunt now as they used to be my Dads. I've got a cheap little dibber too, and the usual trugs.
The back garden is as seen here (please excuse the mess in the bottom right hand corner, husband is in the middle of sorting out a base for a new summer house so we've been emptying out the compost bin and demolishing an old shed):
Theres a large lilac bush and (what I think is) a berberis out of shot too.
Front garden is mostly grass, except for this border (which now also has three dogwoods in the 'empty' space):
So, what essential tools would you recommend I purchase to help me manage the gardens I have? Anything that makes things easier for a woman who isn't too tall, and lacks much strength, would be very helpful!
Last edited: 15 August 2016 14:58:46