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Well, here’s a little excitement - our deluxe garden tool belt is featured in the newest issue of Fine Gardening magazine.

Garden Shed contributor Susan Calhoun bought a tool belt from us and we had no idea that she was one of the experts recommending tools for this monthly feature. Read on for the full review, or come in to the shop to try one on and see what all the fuss is about yourself!

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A hoe is used primarily to scuffle across the surface of the soil to cut off small annual weeds and self-sowers before they go to seed and spread around the garden. Have you heard the old gardener’s adage? One year’s seeding = ten years’ weeding!   We regularly use hoes for annual weeds, particularly in spring when new growth is coming on fast - its a real time saver to get them under control before they become a much bigger problem. Where they have been let go, frequent hoeing is a great way to regain the upper hand.       ...

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We wanted to give you a head's up that our tripod ladder prices will be increasing at the end of July. If you've been thinking about buying one, you may want to take take the leap and get it at last year's prices until July 31st. The fallout from covid is primarily to blame - the scarcity of shipping containers has sent shipping costs skyrocketing, and there have been notable increases in the price of aluminum. Combine these factors with the relentless Vancouver real estate market and the resulting high cost of warehouse space, and we find ourselves in the situation where prices...

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Using a border fork in the garden seems to be a lost skill in this part of the world, and it took several working trips to England for me to begin to appreciate their utility.

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A-type, B-type, SR-1 - what's the difference?

We recently added a new Tobisho model to our secateurs line-up, the Tobisho A-type, and I've had quite a few people asking how it is different from the other models.

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