Famous Fans: Monty Don

Monty Don recently wrote an article for the Daily Mail called: The quest for a truly fulfilling life: As more and more of us search for richer lives, the result will be a kinder society. He writes: Once, we were a nation that made everything from buttons to ships – and we made them well.…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 18th February 2010 | 2 Comments

Making The World's Biggest Spade


To be an exact replica and eligible for the Guinness book of records our record-breaking spade had to be made to the same design and from the same materials as our normal garden spades. Here’s how we did it. The blade was made from a 6mm thick piece of sheet steel. After being laser cut…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 12th February 2010 | 2 Comments

The World's Largest Spade!

worlds largest spade

Bulldog Tools is proud to announce that we now have the Guinness World Record™ for the largest garden spade in the world! Here’s a picture of it at our factory. As our regular readers will know, this year is our 230th anniversary. We wanted to mark the event with something special and making the world’s…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 4th February 2010 | 16 Comments

Gardening in January, by Ken Crowther

Let us hope now that the worst of the bad weather has passed and we can get on in the garden. In between the cold spells I have been helping plant trees with Vivienne my wife and friends, a mix of trees varying from just 15 inches to five feet high, and yes planted quite…

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Posted in Gardening By Ken Crowther On 22nd January 2010 | 0 Comments

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