The Garden Guide

Planting tools - review

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Trowels, Dibbers and Bulb Planters

The choice of an appropriate planting tool obviously depends on what is being planted:

  • a general spade for trees and shrubs
  • a border spade for herbaceous plants
  • a trowel for smaller plants
  • a bulb dibber or bulb planter for bulbs
  • a seed dibber for seeds

Sowing seeds with the right tool should render thinning almost unnecessary when the seedlings start to grow.

Metal trowel with plastic coated handle