Ladies' Spade

Discussion in 'Tools And Equipment' started by GordonSoul, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. GordonSoul

    GordonSoul Apprentice Gardener

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    I'm looking for a recommendation for a ladies' spade as this is what my wife wants for her birthday, no less. :)
    As there are dozens of spades on the market, none of which leap out as being specifically better suited for the gentler sex, can I throw it open to the experts to give their view.
     
  2. loopy lou

    loopy lou Gardener

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    i think you might be looking for a border spade, slightly small than a 'normal' one - i use border forks and spades cos the big ones are too big for me


    loopy

    (5'3 and eight stone lol)
     
  3. Melinda

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    A spade for a lady you say ...? Will this do?

    Im afraid I couldnt find one with feathers or crystals on.

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  4. Larkshall

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    Blimey, it looks like someone has been processing the photo in Photoshop or The Gimp and put a pink layer over that part of the spade. Come on, confess, you did do that didn't you?
     
  5. has bean counter

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    go to the local library and look at some back issues of Which/Gardening Which - I'm sure they haveb reviewed these in the recent past.

    Stainless steel is popular but best suited to non-stoney ground. Go for a Y or a D handle. Sorry but I use a long-handled Power spade and fork.
     
  6. Melinda

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    Its genuine, I promise! :)

    Had I fired up photoshop, my LadySpade� would have diamanté shoe storage PLUS a hair straightening attachment.
     
  7. loopy lou

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  8. loopy lou

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    have a look at the five star rated and then the customer reviews

    loopy
     
  9. Fidgetsmum

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    I guess this might sound daft, but I think you should take your dearly beloved to choose her own. I recently bought myself a new spade and (as has already been suggested) went for a border spade but it's surprising how much difference in weight there can be between different brands. I tried several - all with stainless steel heads - and some I could barely lift, others while being light enough, just felt 'awkward'.

    Take her to a garden centre and let her choose her own spade - for extra brownie points you could throw in a few plants and lunch too! :hehe:
     
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