What is your favorite/most useful garden tool ?

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    I have a few favorites,my Secateurs,shears ,lawn edger and little cuttings knife ..Oh and also a sweeping brush.My old Dad always said "a sweeping brush is invaluable in a garden".

    So what's yours?
     
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      has to be my mums spade & fork I have now been given, they must be easily 60 years old and still do the job they were made for ..

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        Aunt Sally, she’s blummin’ useful :biggrin::runforhills:
         
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          By 'eck Feddy you don't change do you,I'm glad to say.:biggrin:
           
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            My gardener, Ben. :heehee:
             
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              What is your favorite/most useful garden tool ?
              Well basically it depends on what you are doing at the time.:biggrin:
              I mean, I find secateurs useful, but not when I'm digging.
              I find my old Dad's spade very useful, but not when I',m pruning, I could go on, but I'll spare you that.:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
               
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                I asked for that didn't I..:rolleyespink::biggrin:
                 
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                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  Yeah, welcome back.;)
                   
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                    I did wonder where I was going wrong, now I know :biggrin:
                     
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                      You're learning @Freddy :old::biggrin:
                       
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                        My home made cultivator....I.e. a garden fork with tines bent at 90 degrees. Ideal for prepping veg patch prior to raking, for mixing compost into top soil and for breaking down clods of soil. :)
                        I also use another contrived tool to make furrows 4 x 3” apart .....perfect for sowing carrots, beetroot, peas and spring onions. :)
                         
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                          Favourite - my hands :dbgrtmb: :heehee:

                          Most used - border fork, square edged and sharpened spade, long handled shears, mower
                           
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                            A skateboard. I can't imagine how borders next to a path were weeded before skateboards were invented. :scratch: It's also very handy for fitting lawn edging and any job at ground level :)

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                              It's invaluable, it's in use every week.
                               
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                                I don't have a favourite, i just use them for the job they're made for and for sometimes jobs they're not made for :whistle:, as i'm heavy handed i usally break them anyway, me garden fork has been repaired 4 times now, metal handle with plastic coat, but i do like me shedder (lost how many times that's broke)
                                 
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