“I’ve been using my granddads old wooden tools for years. In fact, one spade is almost 70 this year. It’s the type of tool I wanted you to be able to use and cherish too. Made using traditional methods, combined with modern engineering, these tools are truly made to last.
This means you not only get a fantastic looking tool, but you know it will also last a lifetime. Each design has been put through it paces on my allotment, meaning each one is passed by me.
My Half Bright tools range features all the benefits of the stainless steel range with the long multi-riveted ash filled ‘YD’ shaped handle but utilises a half bright carbon steel head. Most of the old tools you see in use today are carbon steel. The metal develops a patina over time and with use, this acts like a protective layer to the tool, meaning the metal lasts longer. Carbon steel tools are hard wearing and have the ability to be honed to perfection by the user, in fact the more you use them the better they get.
The term ‘Half Bright’ refers to the bright (polished) section of the blade traditionally done as in this case to show off the quality of the metal. I must admit, I think it also makes the tools look great! Carbon steel tools, like all tools, will need a bit of TLC every now and then to keep them in top shape and will last for years if looked after, just like the ones of my grandad’s still in use today."
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed, garlic, onion sets, shallots and mushroom spawn (except windowsill kits) incur a carriage charge of £1.99. All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99. Where an order includes items from both of these categories, only the £4.99 charge will apply. Free delivery on orders over £60.
Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, BT, GY, HS, IM, IV1 plus, JE KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10 to PH40, PH42 to PH50, TR21 to TR25 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the delivery charge is £14.99
Orders to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the combined weight of the order is 2kg and above, the carriage contribution is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The delivery charge is £4.99 per order.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary, and are happy to quote for carriage specific products to outlying areas.
Some very large items may not be available to all areas.
Indicates large/heavy items or boxed plants which incur a surcharge.
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