Having moved into my new home last spring, I had a fair bit of gardening jobs that needed doing, which my dad was only too happy to point out to me on the day we moved in. Nothing major, but lots of weeding, and planting and neatening up borders etc.
My dad being somewhat of a gardening expert likes to give me tips on what needs doing (and I sure do need them most of the time), and it was no massive surprise to me that my mum and dad got me a little collection of gardening tools as part of our house warming gift.
Within this little selection there was a Yeoman gardening trowel, which came in very handy last year, and I expect it will do again this year.
The Yeoman potting trowel (pictured above) is a very strong and determined piece of kit. The head of the trowel is constructed form carbon steel, and the design of it is very slim and pointed, making it excellent to dig with in hard ground, especially if the ground contains lots of stones. The yellow wooden handle has the brand name 'Yeoman' stamped on in bold black lettering, and has been designed in such a way that it is shaped to fit nicely into the contours of the hand, thus reducing the work that the arm and wrist needs to do, and also preventing blistering of the hand and fingers.
There is a small hole at the top of the handle which has a strap looped through it. This strap is probably designed to hang the trowel up on when not in use, but it also acts as a good carry strap for transporting it around the garden.
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This is a fairly impressive little trowel as far as I am concerned. As it is designed to be a 'potting' trowel it is very slim, sharp and pointed in design which makes it easy to dig with.
The handle is fitted to the trowel head very firmly indeed, and gives no impression of weakness even during a tough digging session.
The durability of the materials coupled with the comfort of the design, gives a perfect little tool for cultivating, planting and digging small areas such as beds, borders and containers.
I have used my trowel numerous times over the last 12 months and it is still in a very good condition. At Christmas I received a Metal detector as a gift off my wife, and I have used this trowel a lot to dig little holes in all sorts of soils and muddy ground once the alarm sounds on the detector. It has never struggled, and never been bent out of shape no matter what the terrain).
Having received this trowel as a gift, I am not sure what it originally cost, but a quick search shows me that it is available on Amazon for £4:99, although I doubt my dad purchased it online, so I would be willing to bet that it is available at a whole host of gardening and DIY stores.
Thanks for reading.
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With just acquiring a garden area I have been trying to tart it up a bit and make it a bit more colourful and nicer for me, my family in friends to sit in and enjoy some summer that we may get! My Mother bought me a couple of large pots, some compost and some plants as a gift which I was delighted with and my Stepdad bought me a few gardening implements and this was one of them. Never owning anything like this before it took me a bit of time to know what to do with it to be honest! From what I gather he paid £4.99 (including p+p) for it from Amazon.
So this comes with a wooden handle with Yeoman written into it in black writing and the handle is about 6 inches long so its quite short and easy to handle (pardon the pun! lol) and it comes with a black cord to the top of it which is in a loop so you can hang it up if you want to then to the base of it you get the trowel section made of black carbon which is robust and slightly curved to the middle of it, rounded to the end and rather wide.
It's a lightweight item this one and really easy for me with weak wrists to work with and the handle is slightly contoured for comfort.
You can use this as I did to plant in pots and the likes but it suitable for boarders and flower beds because its strong and robust and can hit pebbles and stones and the likes without getting 'injured'. I wipe it clean after use and I'm impressed that although I use this often to pot my plants and the likes it really doesn't look very used at all!
This is really simply a great item and very worth the money it cost(even though i never had to pay for it!lol). I really appreciate this one as it is so lightweight but so strong and its versatile and you can really do all-sorts of little gardening jobs with it!
Google if interested but like i have already mentioned mine came from Amazon.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Thankfully the sun is out and we've been lucky enough to be playing in the garden this weekend. My little girl is quite green fingered and so she dragged her Daddy to the garden centre to buy the first of our spring flowers, some pansies and geraniums. When we first moved into our house we bought quite a few different Yeoman garden tools and one of them is this very handy potting trowel.
Now, this is a tool even I can use and its small enough and light enough for my little three year old girl to use although she does ask for my help quite a bit.
The trowel is part of their carbon steel cultivating range, and believe me, this baby is strong. We don't have the hardest earth but it is full of stones (left over from the builders when our house was a new-build) and when you start moving the earth about this trowel can really dig through the stones easily. The trowel portion is obviously made of a really tough carbon steel and it is very strong and over the years has not bent out of shape in any way so is still perfect to use.
This trowel is classified as a potting trowel so it has quite a thin head and it is a lot thinner than the regular garden trowel Yeoman also have. What I like about this is that it makes digging in little areas very easy as you get a nice precise point with which to dig. This was perfect for planting our pansies as you only need to dig a small hole for them as they are very small plants. This trowel is also useful when you plant things in little pots and small spaces like that. there is quite a scoop on the trowel head too so you can get up quite a lot of dirt in one scoop if you wish.
The handle is wooden and has the word Yeoman written on it. The handle has a curved effect to it so its really quite comfortable to hold and doesn't give me blisters or sores on my hand after a few hours in the garden which is nice. The scoop is a little bit angled from the handle too so you get a nice dig angle and it makes it easy to use and doesn't feel uncomfortable.
There also a handy fabric loop in a hole in the top of the handle which enables you to hang the trowel up in your garage if you wish.
All in all a very handy garden tool from Yeoman.
This carbon steel potting hand trowel is ideal for beds, borders and container gardening. It features a carbon steel head for durability and strength and has a contoured wooden handle for comfort.