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Your Favourite Tools

For me it has to be my Border Fork and Border Spade. Also my Matock, without these with my soil I'd never get anywhere. I'm looking forward to finishing sorting my borders out, mainly so I can use the full size tools without hitting pebbles every 2 inches! What are your favourite tools and why?


Oops should have been on the Tools section ho hum!



  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    My handsimage
  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Tools are kept in the shed, Ben, so appropriate really!

    I love my border fork as it's a better size for a laydee than a big chap's one! And secateurs as they are easily carried in a pocket and needed wherever I go.

  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 459

    I forgot my secateurs, I found some lovely roll handle Felco for £35 last year, so my Father's day present was sorted!!!

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    That's the thing, when other people make suggestions I think - Oh yes! That as well!

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I have several pairs of secateurs BUT there is one pair with an orange handle that is my favourite. Does the same job but I like it. When I am in garden it fits in my pockets. Also never go any where without my gardening gloves. they are a soft leather but really strong, a gift from M when she did that sort of thing

  • Snorkel and flippers....

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    my trowel of which I have many ,that is I lose one find one and cant remember where I put it one,and of course which ones are my husbands and which are mine..........

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Goldi - poor you! image and image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,189

    Loppers with extending handles, great for reaching the neighbours climbers as they start to creep over the fence, a pair of pink handled secateurs, only pair that have never been lost, and a new favourite, I've just bought a seed sowing kit from Wilkinson's with dibber, seed disperser, fine sieve and a little thingy which you lower seedlings into compost with.

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