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Firstly, I must apologise for my tardiness in keeping my comments from Chelsea up to date. Flower Show time seems to be ten times quicker than normal earth time and I have been so busy over the last couple of days I have hardly had time to breathe!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

In what appears to have become a daily post from Chelsea I am happy to report that today’s press day went off without a hitch. Many of the rich and famous (and some of the not so famous!) turned up today for the first look at the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show.

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Monday, May 24, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

This weekend has been hectic! I volunteered to help the teams from Quality Garden Tools and Ethel Gloves with their preparations for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show - little did I know what I was letting myself in for!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

There can be few more satisfying sights in a garden than a neatly edged lawn. Whether abutting a path or driveway, edging a formal border or surrounding the base of a favourite tree, the pulse begins to slow and in one’s mind’s eye a sense of order is restored to our otherwise chaotic and troubling lives.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

We are now just 10 days from the launch of Chelsea on 24th May (for the Queen & media) and the 25th May (for the ‘ordinary’ people!).

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

In my last posting I commented on how garden forks are one of the best garden tools for splitting perennials to give you new, free plants. This is, of course dependent on the type of plant you are dividing - some seem to break up easily whilst with a few very tough old perennials I have resorted to sawing them in half with a razor sharp Silky Saw (to no ill-effects on the part of the plant)!

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Sunday, May 09, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

Please excuse the ‘risqué’ title - it must be the joys of Spring coursing through my tired, snow shrunk veins!

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Friday, April 30, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

I can today confirm that Quality Garden Tools will be helping to launch Ethel Gloves at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The show has become the most important gardening event of the year, with many grower’s and garden designer’s financial success dependent on what medal they receive from the RHS judges.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

In one of my previous postings I listed a group of gardening related blogs that I could recommend to keen gardeners (may I assure you that this list did not only contain blogs about garden tools!). Garden blogs are a great way to find out about other peoples gardens and how they have successfully (or not so successfully) rectified the same horticultural problems that you have encountered in your own backyard. You can also borrow (steal) lots of design & planting ideas and learn about new and interesting plants that will work in your area of the world.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

I often mention on this blog which garden tools I particularly like, or recommend for use in the garden. However, this is the first time I have let my blog followers know about the location of free tools! As I have previously said (a lot!), Bulldog Garden Tools are amongst the best in the world, so this competition is well worth entering.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

I recently had to help my aged(ish) parents to mend the fence around their small cottage garden in Hampshire. After assessing the strength of the rotten fence posts and broken palings in a number of the panels, we decided that replacement would be better than repair.

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Monday, March 29, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

I first visited an allotment in 1979 – I was 8. I remember being struck by the neat rows of green shapes lining the plots like fat, leafy soldiers on parade. There were also irregular rows of knurled old men bent over, lovingly tending their brassicine armies. Many of these gentlemen were not only producing crops for their own table, but also for friends and relatives. The thing that stayed with me for many years however, were the wonderful Heath Robinson contraptions that had been constructed by these allotment generals; yogurt pot seed scatterers, mechanical wind powered bird scarers, tractor tyres used to raise carrots out of the range of the hated eponymous fly, refuse sacks used as potato planters, plumbing pipes to frame fruit cages, old beer glasses used as mini individual cloches and even a bicycle driven irrigation system!

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Saturday, March 06, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

Many of you will know that the Victoria & Albert Museum in London houses the national collection of textiles, covering a period of 2000 years. What you may not know is that Ethel Gloves are now available in the V&A shop.

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Friday, March 05, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

I wouldn’t describe myself as obsessive but when it comes to tools there may well be something going on that’s not altogether healthy.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

In the latest chapter of my occasional (very occasional!) series on my favourite gardening tools I will be looking at loppers.

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Friday, February 19, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

The Ethel has landed! I got a very excited email from the Quality Garden Tools office this afternoon announcing that the new range of Ethel Gloves are now available in the UK.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

Last week the cream of British gardening media descended on the RHS Lawrence Hall in Vincent Square, London to hear about which garden tools, plants, accessories, machinery, seeds and other horticultural sundries would be ‘on trend’ in 2010.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

Many of us struggle with standard length garden tools and have found the increase in long handled tools a welcome development to the industry. Bulldog however have taken this trend a little too far and built a spade that measures 3.61 metres/11 feet 8 inches. Obviously the spade is not designed for human use (unless you happen to be a giant!), but was built to raise money for charity.

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Friday, February 05, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

One of the unwelcome side effects of this month’s snowy weather was the damage that the weight of snow did to the branches of shrubs and trees. My garden was not spared this ‘treat’ and so I have spent some of this week restoring my trees to their former glory.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News

Competitions, marks out of 10 and public votes seem to have become the (unsavoury) flavour of the televisual decade. Simon Cowell seems to have gone from a man who wore his trousers higher than your grandfather to a 21st century cultural Mao, whose opinion is valued above any politician and whose image is all-pervading. In this blog posting I hope my comments will be a little kinder and less judgemental than those we have come to expect from Mr. Cowell!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 By Dominic Elsom News


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