New tools!

Wednesday 16 April 2014

 This may look quite ordinary but gosh what excitement.   This is the garden volunteers’ new stash of shiny, sharp tools essential for our perfectionist gardening.   Jonathan has been playing this close to his chest and we had no idea it was happening today.   We have edging shears, forks, spades, wheelbarrows, brushes (soft and hard!), rakes, and a bucket with trowel, fork and scratcher for each volunteer, all shiny and sparkly.    We are each responsible for any tools we take out and for washing all the tools before returning them.   It was nearly a shame to get them all dirty.


This may look quite ordinary but gosh what excitement. This is the garden volunteers’ new stash of shiny, sharp tools essential for our perfectionist gardening. Jonathan has been playing this close to his chest and we had no idea it was happening today. We have edging shears, forks, spades, wheelbarrows, brushes (soft and hard!), rakes, and a bucket with trowel, fork and scratcher for each volunteer, all shiny and sparkly. We are each responsible for any tools we take out and for washing all the tools before returning them. It was nearly a shame to get them all dirty.

However, we overcame this and used nearly all of the tools in the Italian Garden. The edging shears were a dream and there are sharp, straight lines around all the parterres (worth having a look at), hand forks and trowels used to clear weeds around the little hedges surrounding the parterres and scratchers used to clear up the whole lot. Spades and forks used for planting plants in the parterres, I think the only things not used were the brushes. Smooth running wheelbarrows with no squeaking. Very exciting day. Thanks to Jonathan for looking after us and getting all this amazing gear. We are very spoilt.

Jill

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