Newest Review: ... daisy seeds and even some hand cream. The tools are of quite good quality which I was surprised by as to be honest just from looking a... more
The Pink Garden Kit
Member Name: brady58
The Pink Garden Kit
Advantages: Surprisingly good quality tools
Disadvantages: The gloves were useless, not really for the experienced gardener
The fact that I bought this gardening set for myself probably goes someway to show that I am not the world's most accomplished gardener but I actually do quite enough pottering around in the garden when the weather is nice. I mainly stick to my flower beds and light weeding as I am lucky my dad comes round to do the more heavy gardening for me.
The pink gardening kit is just that a gardening kit where all the tools are pink in colour. The kit comes in a little carrying box and contains a trowel, fork, cutting shears, dibber, trug, 2 pairs of gloves one for light work and one for heavy duty work, string, labels, pink daisy seeds and even some hand cream.
The tools are of quite good quality which I was surprised by as to be honest just from looking at the colour I wasn't expecting them to be that great but they are sturdy and aren't just novelty items but they actually do the job that they were intended for. The little trowel, fork and shears are the three tools that I use most often and are made of stainless steel with easy to grip pink handles. The handles are good for staying secure in my hands and not slipping about and I find them really comfortable to use.
The gloves are another item that I used quite a lot until I managed to rip them. The lighter ones weren't quite up to the standards of the tools and I found that they ripped quite easily. The heavier duty ones more robust but I do find them to be a tight squeeze on my hands and I don't think I have massive man hands or anything.
I absolutely love the kneeling pad and use this all the time even when not using the rest of the set. It is made from a thick foam and really does stop my knees from getting scrapped and sore. I have started using the pad for all sorts of things such as when I am cleaning skirting boards and the floors to stop my knees from getting sore.
I did try and plant the pink daisy seeds that came with the set but even though I lovingly planted and cared for them the flowers never materialised. Perhaps I had a bad batch of seeds but this wasn't a major problem against the set as it wasn't one of the reasons that I bought it for. The hand cream that also comes with the set is also nice but it's not as good as my own hand cream and it also didn't last that long but I think it is a nice touch to add it to the set.
I think the pink gardening set is fabulous and would make a lovely present or even just a nice gift for yourself. I only paid £19.99 for mine about a year ago but they seem to be ranging from £25 to £30 for a set now which I still think is good value.
The items in it are good quality and as it looks so nice it might even encourage the not so dedicated gardeners to do a little bit more work in the garden.
Summary: A good but also fun gardeners tool kit.
- Spear & Jackson Insulated Treaded Newcastle Drainer
- Draper Expert Bypass Secateurs
- Fiskars Trowel
- Spear & Jackson Insulated Double Shovel Holer
- Spear & Jackson Carbon Steel Digging Spade
- Wilko Everyday Value Dutch Hoe
- Yeoman General Purpose Fixed Handle Hedge Shear
- Draper 88791 Carbon Steel Border Fork
- Spear & Jackson Insulated Treaded Square Mouth
- Spear & Jackson Insulated Taper Mouth Treaded Shovel