Put aside its macabre past this is an amazing tool for transplanting and planting trees and shrubs. It has a longer more dished and tapered blade than a Border Spade which makes it easier to penetrate the soil. Its shape also makes it quicker to dig deeper and rounder holes for planting. Every shed should have one! These tools feature the longer stronger lipped socket that is unique to Greenman Garden Tools designed by Adam’s Great Grandfather. The main benefit of this socket is that it allows the wood a degree of flex whilst offering support and increasing the strength of the tool. It’s also longer than usual, again adding strength but also means less bending is required. All these tools feature our sustainable Ash handles, the digging tools have filled YD Ash handles which offer great comfort and support as well as completing the traditional feel and look. The heads are made with a high carbon content mirror polished stainless steel for strength as well as offering minimal soil adhesion.
- Lipped socket for strength
- Long Ash handle
- Mirror polished stainless steel
- Narrow pointed blade
Blade dimensions 11″ long x 5 1/2″ wide weight 1.74kg
Guarantee; 20 years
Adam Greenman –
Spade arrived yesterday & was in the soil working within an hour. Super shiny, very sharp, & superb at digging over narrow border infested with dandelion & clover. Extra length of blade gets under roots, foot tread quite adequate & as I always wear gloves no issue with the good quality shaft. All in all, the border spade I’ve always wanted for 50+ years! So good I will mention it in my will as it will outlast me! Highly recommended & thank you!!
Adam Greenman –
Great advice from the lady on the other end of the phone as to which spade I needed for a particular job. I’ve been digging out and replacing an old fence and this poachers spade is the perfect size for digging the holes for the fence posts. I never knew there was a tool specifically for the job! Took a few days to get to me but with the current COVID situation, that can be expected.