Rosebridge School

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Many former students of the nearby Rosebridge school have come to work with us over the years, and so we’re delighted to be able to give tools for the current students to work with. A number of students give up lunchtimes to work in the school garden, and together with the school’s gardeners they grow…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 29th September 2010 | 0 Comments

Ken's Diary September 2010

It is sad to think that already we are thinking of autumn as the leaves of trees and shrubs are turning russet colour and berries are bright orange and scarlet. Perennial autumn anemones, often called Japanese anemones, make a great display at this time of the year in white or magenta pink blooms. They too…

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Posted in Gardening By Ed White On 24th September 2010 | 0 Comments

Wooden D Handles

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This photo shows wooden “D” handles being steamed, to be used for both spades and forks. The beauty of this handle is both in it’s design and the way it moulds to the hand over time. All our wooden handles are made from Ash which we get from renewable sources in Germany and the USA.…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 23rd September 2010 | 1 Comment

Good Tools for Allotments

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We recently received this email from an allotment owner: Hi, I was reading your webpage and thought you may be interested in my story. 35 years ago I took on an allotment with my dad. I bought a Bulldog spade and fork and used them there. We had to give up the allotment in 1980…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 15th September 2010 | 0 Comments

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