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.

Medium garden trowel original

Metal trowel with plastic coated handle