Finding 'lost' tools

Discussion in 'Tools And Equipment' started by Fidgetsmum, May 29, 2010.

  1. Fidgetsmum

    Fidgetsmum Total Gardener

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    For all sorts of reasons, not least of which because I can be disorganised, easily side-tracked or just plain interrupted, I can often spend as much time looking for the trowel, hand fork, secateurs etc., as I do using them. In winter this isn't so much of a problem, but this time of year, well ....

    I've tried painting the handles but every colour seems to match or blend with at least some of the plants; a serious accident years ago means I'm unable to kneel so a 'gardener's belt' doesn't really help because as I bend things either dig me in the ribs or stomach or fall out and get mislaid that way. I've got a cheap plastic 'tool tidy' but am apt to nip off to do a little just-job while I've got the secateurs in my hand.

    Any suggestions? Apart from 'be more organised' (which I already know) or my husband's which was - 'drill a hole through the handles and hang 'em round your neck'!
     
  2. Doghouse Riley

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    There's at least two trowels somewhere in the borders of my garden, "not necessarily on the surface" which disappeared sometime last year. Fortunately Wilco's sell them at around £2.
    Digressing
    We've also a set of hand tools with attachable extending handles which can be connected to them and each other which does avoid some bending.
     
  3. has bean counter

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    For secauteurs I have a belt holster.

    I think you will find that if you pay a lot for the tool you wont loose it or mistreat it.

    If you had mislaid your Felcos at £40+ you would be out there at night with a torch and search party sifting through the compost
     
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    Which reminds me, somewhere beneath our greenhouse are a 3',4',5' triangle, a small spirit level and a pair of long nosed pliers.
     
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