As promised in my previous post: https://stunningdahlias.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/my-gardening-hand-tools/ here I am going to review the garden hand Shrub Rake.
I have only one tool of this type from Burgon & Ball.
The product is endorsed by the RHS and measures Max width 13cm, overall length 40cm with an RRP of £9.95.
Burgon & Ball recommend the product is used to remove the leaves and debris from places a big rake can’t get, so snails don’t have a place to hide.
This is the only product of this type and size I have in my garden tool collection and so far I have found it very handy. Of course I have full size larger rakes, but this is perfect for working on flower beds in any smaller areas of the garden. I have so far used it to clean the soil of my new flower beds, for instance I have recently planted a bed of shrub roses and Allium and this is perfect for getting in between the plants without damaging them and removing any unwanted debris and leaves. I have similarly just planted my dahlias and again it is perfect for getting under the foliage of the dahlias and keeping the flower beds clear. In the sloping sandy area of my garden, it is full of small stones and debris which constantly becomes unearthed after raining, again I have found this hand rake useful for tidying these areas which are in progress.
This is one of two items I have bought from Burgon and Ball as I have also brought the Widger hand tool from them, which I will be reviewing in a later post.
The product is well made and it looks like this company has a range of very interesting and innovative gardening tools, which I’m always on the lookout for, so I will be browsing their website for more products very soon!
The only tiny downside which is not a reflection on the product itself, is it doesn’t easily fit in my gardening tool box! However as soon as I have my new shed I will probably ditch the tool box and hang the tools up individually 😀
Next time I will be reviewing the following:
4. Part 4 Hand dibber & Widget
5.Part 5 Hand Fork and hand Trowels