World's Biggest Spade at the Dutch Nursery Garden Centre

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Here’s the world’s biggest spade at the Dutch Nursery Garden Centre in Hatfield: Alongside our spade is Richard Henn and his niece, Emily. The spade will be on show at this garden centre until the 8th of April. They can be found 5 miles north of the M25 motorway, at: The Great North Road Brookmans…

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Posted in Garden Centres By Ed White On 22nd March 2010 | 4 Comments

Competition Winners

As part of our 230th year anniversary we’ve produced a limited-edition, life-size version of our our world record spade. Each spade features its own individual numbered plaque, and like all our spades, is solid forged for strength. We ran a recent competition in the Sun newspaper to give readers an opportunity to win one of…

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Posted in Competitions By Stuart Elsom On 17th March 2010 | 1 Comment

Addicted to Tools, by Cleve West

This weeks post was written by Cleve West. Cleve has won five RHS Gold Medals, as well as the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award at the Chelsea Flower Show. You can read more about him at his website: www.clevewest.com I wouldn’t describe myself as obsessive but when it comes to tools there may well be something…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 10th March 2010 | 2 Comments

Memories of the old days

We recently swapped emails with a former employee of ours, Rick Fernay, who is now 89 years old. Here is the story of how he found us again, together with some recollections of his time with us. I recently received an email from a relative in the Midlands containing a clipping which describes ‘The world’s…

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Posted in About Bulldog By Stuart Elsom On 3rd March 2010 | 3 Comments

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