This season Burgon & Ball has a passion for planting, with six new planting tools joining its flagship RHS-endorsed range of stainless steel gardening tools. The new tools have been specially developed to make particular planting tasks easier, with eye-catching design to add the wow factor.
Planting is one of the more creative and satisfying tasks in the garden. Anyone with outdoor space loves adding a splash of colour to bed, border, pot or planter – even if they don’t call themselves a gardener. To help gardeners make the most of this passion for planting, Burgon & Ball is adding three new trowels, a short-handled perennial spade, and a small digging spade and fork to its RHS-endorsed collection. All these new additions carry a lifetime guarantee.
The Groundbreaker trowel (RRP £13.99) complements the design of Burgon & Ball’s award-winning* Groundbreaker spade. The distinctive outline echoes the shape of the Groundbreaker, with a pointed, sharpened head to slice easily through the most challenging ground.
The eye-catching shape of the new planting trowel (£12.99) is sure to entice gardeners to add it to their tool collection. The short, wide head has a pointed, sharpened tip to slice easily through ground. The ergonomic design make the trowel a delight to use: the head is in line with the handle rather than angled, making digging easier. This versatile trowel is useful for shallower digging and scooping when planting bulbs, bedding or plug plants, and is ideal for container gardening.
Next, the new weeding trowel (RRP £15.99) offers the last word in versatility. An extremely effective weeding tool, this trowel re-imagines the existing RHS-endorsed container knife, but with a sleek mirror-polished stainless steel finish to make it sharper, smoother - and altogether more covetable. There’s a choice of serrated or straight blades to cut roots, and a notch for tackling long tap roots. The trowel is also perfect for planting, with a slender shape that’s ideal for digging in dense planting, and a handy depth gauge for planting bulbs. This extremely useful all-rounder is ideal for containers as well as tightly-planted borders, and is sure to find many fans.
The new short-handled perennial spade (RRP £22.99) retains the distinctive head shape of the hugely popular RHS-endorsed perennial spade, but in response to feedback from gardeners it features a shorter handle. This design update offers great control, giving greater precision and enhanced digging power to gardeners who like to get up close to their plants. It’s ideal for digging while kneeling.
Finally, there’s the small-but-mighty small digging spade and fork (RRP £32.99 each) which join Burgon & Ball’s line-up of RHS-endorsed large digging tools. Perfect for gardeners who prefer a smaller or lighter spade and fork, these tools are ideal for digging in tightly-planted beds and borders. Made to the same specification as their larger cousins, the small digging spade and fork feature double riveted ‘Y’ handles in FSC hardwood, with strapped socket in double gauge steel for strength.
These highly efficient and beautifully designed RHS-endorsed stainless steel tools make an irresistible combination and are sure to inspire gardeners by making planting easier and even more enjoyable.
* Burgon & Ball’s RHS-endorsed Groundbreaker spade was named Best Garden Product in the House Beautiful Awards 2016