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    House clearance shops are fantastic for lotties.

    My tools came from my mothers garage when she moved to a flat but did not last that long.

    'Someone' offered to get the bend out my very old digging fork and snapped a tine [rats!]. I got a replacement for 1.00 from the house clearance man, as well as a 'new' border spade, long handled trowel, weed tool etc - all for 1 each. Much better quality old tools with years of use already. I even got one of those padded kneelers/seats, and have an order in for a barrow.

    I'm a fan.
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    I treated OH to an Azada and a right angled fork, and he loves them. The right angled fork is brill for getting up brambles - and we have a LOT of those! I'm thinking I might get a light weight Azada for myself as the one I got OH is just a bit on the heavy side for me.

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    Azada?...that's a posh mattock isn't it?

    a right angled fork?....for getting round corners?...or you mean a dung rake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulottie View Post
    Azada?...that's a posh mattock isn't it?

    a right angled fork?....for getting round corners?...or you mean a dung rake?
    You've got no romance in your soul Paul!
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    That's not true..... I could shop at Wilkos.

    But as they say: call a spade 'a spade.'


    There was an element of seriousness to my post.....I have several long pronged rakes...some converted forks and a couple were made for the purpose.....They are genuinely known as dung rakes round here. I've never seen a new one for sale....is that what Maggie meant and is there another name for them.
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