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Can anyone recommend a cheap but good starting out kit that i can buy online.  Nothing cheap that it bends easily something more heavy duty.  Wanted as a gift for the wife who has just started getting into our new garden.



  • HazybHazyb Posts: 305
    Presumably you mean tools?

    something like this maybe? 

    Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens 3056KEW Stainless Steel Gift Set (3-Piece)

    For spades & fork I got ladies versions from Homebase and very nice they are too. Larger tools might be best bought individually. 

    Argos has a beginner set for £20 that has good reviews. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,167
    I'd visit car boot sales. You often find nice, older, ( better made ?? ) garden tools there for very little money.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    Look on and maybe put a want ad on freecycle.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,359
    I suggest getting a border fork and spade rather than the conventional larger ones ... much easier to use in flower borders etc and much kinder to her back. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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