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Spade on Tour

Spade on Tour
Posted on 13/07/10 | Posted by The Fat Gardener

Earlier this year I wrote about Bulldog Tools being awarded a Guinness World Record™ for the world's biggest spade.

The spade successfully debuted at this year's Hampton Court Flower Show and has now gone on tour around the UK. The spade which was manufactured by Bulldog Tools in Wigan to celebrate their 230 year anniversary weighs in at a solid 180kg and is 3.61m long.

Those of you with very good eyesight may have seen a fleeting glimpse of the spade on BBC2's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010 programme on Friday night - what an honour!

The spade arrived yesterday at the Plant Centre for the RHS garden, Wisley where it will stay for the whole of July. You can visit the record breaking spade for free and all are welcome to have their pictures taken with what is probably one of the world's biggest garden tools!

The Plant Centre also stocks a great range of Bulldog Premier garden tools including rakes, hoes, spades, forks, edgers and hand tools with profits from sales going back into RHS funds. Outside there is the widest range of plants I have seen in any garden centre, with great variety in almost every category particularly: Alpines, Hardy Geraniums, Clematis, herbs and trees.

Details on the RHS Wisley Plant Centre can be seen at:

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