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Over the last couple of years the horticultural industry has spent a lot of money, time and effort marketing horticulture to schools and school children. Many of the benefits of learning about growing plants are easy to understand; healthy eating, working outside, food understanding & identification, botanical science and the responsibility of nurturing plants from sowing seed to harvest.

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Friday, August 22, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Since we started Quality Garden Tools, we have always been seen to specialise in garden hand tools like spades, forks, rakes, hoes, secateurs, loppers and saws. We have now decided that we will start to increase our ranges of garden power tools.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Ever since we first started Quality Garden Tools, there was one brand of garden tools that was always top of our shopping list – Felco secateurs.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

After 10 derrière-numbing hours in a car designed more for carrying drug dealers around inner city council estates and less for driving on French motorways, we arrived at our destination - Château Tillac in the pretty Gers region of south west France.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

For those of us who have to spend at least a portion of each week working, the recent wet weather comes as a big disappointment. Many of us rely on balmy summer evenings not only to enjoy our gardens, but also to undertake some light evening deadheading, pruning weeding and tidying.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

It is almost impossible to watch any gardening television programme these days without hearing the words ‘environment’, ‘organic’ and ‘green’ often in the same sentence. My children often make me feel like a chemical weapons dealer every time I sprinkle a couple of slug pellets around a treasured Hosta or even think about spraying a much-loved rose.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

As summer starts to warm up we all try and spend more time outside enjoying our gardens in the all-to-temporary sunshine. So when you invite the neighbours over to enjoy your prize winning dahlias don’t allow dirty furniture or a scruffy patio to let the side down!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

About four years ago I was forced to call in a tree surgeon because a noble Beech tree in my front garden not only had branches over-hanging a public road, but was also dying. Being particularly fond of this Beech I decided to have not just the dangerous branches removed but also the corresponding branches on the garden side to ensure the weight displacement of the tree remained consistent, in an effort to save the tree for a few more years. A price was agreed (a few hundred pounds) with the tree surgeon, but when he arrived he simply sent his assistant up the tree to rope the branches securely and then pulled out a long pole saw from his van and 25 minutes later six large branches were safely sitting on my front lawn! This taught me a very important lesson – using the right tool sometimes makes a seemingly impossible task very simple.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Alan Titchmarsh and Bulldog Tools have announced that they have designed a new range of garden tools together. The new Alan Titchmarsh Garden Tools range will be manufactured by Bulldog to their usual high standards and include digging and cultivating tools as well as a range of cutting tools.

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Friday, June 20, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

After years of purchasing plants from nurseries and garden centres around the UK I am moved to ask the question ‘Are all nurserymen colour blind?’

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Monday, June 16, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Whilst most of us do not spend much time mixing magic potions in our gardens, even the most old-fashioned gardener can find a use for the Gorilla Tub!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

British manufacturing has taken a hammering over the last 50 years. It is therefore ironic that one of the industries that has taken the biggest ‘hammering’ is the tool industry!

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Monday, June 09, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

They stalk the earth ruining gardens, infesting cracks in walls and patios, spreading their seeds and multiplying quicker than we can destroy them. No, this is not a warning regarding a Martian invasion or a newly germinated superbug, but the humble garden weed!

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Saturday, June 07, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

If you heard corks popping in Chelsea this week it was probably not because of the football! Tom Stuart-Smith may have opened a few bottles of fizz (his garden is bank rolled by Laurent Perrier) and with good reason, he now has more gold medals than Sir Steve Redgrave. While many Chelsea fans were heading for Moscow, I was striding along the Chelsea Embankment intent on seeing the best in international horticulture.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Every week the Quality Garden Tools office receives one or two unsolicited e-mails from inventors and manufacturers of garden tools. These e-mails come from all around the world (although the bias is definitely towards China) and we trash most of them without a second thought.

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Monday, May 19, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Haemmerlin wheelbarrows are one of the best brands we offer at Quality Garden Tools. They are big, tough and handle the worst conditions your garden can throw at them.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

When it comes to gardening I am not an expert. I can dig, plant and even weed, but I have a major gardening weakness – size.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

Working in the garden at this time of year is a full time job – I am often told off by other members of the Quality Garden Tools team for disappearing during the day to do one of many ‘little jobs’ that are needed in April. This busy time in my own garden coincides with the busy period in everyone else’s so Quality Garden Tools is especially hectic and I have to rely on weekend gardening more than ever.

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Monday, April 07, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

No matter how many sheds I see (people always seem very keen to show me their garden tools!) one tool always seems to be in attendance. The ubiquitous bright orange bowsaw seems to be a staple in every garden shed up and down the country. This saw is the classic Bahco (formerly called Sandvik) bowsaw which benefits from being strong and lightweight with replaceable blades and is available in a number of different sizes.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News

At middle class dinner parties up and down the country you are almost as likely to hear the words ‘do you compost?’ as ‘my house has doubled in value over the last 10 years’ or ‘only very bright children like little Tarquin have ADHD’ over Nigella’s crudités.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 By Dominic Elsom News


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