You’ll dig these earthy Amazon Prime deals on Spear & Jackson garden tools

The best Amazon Prime Day deals may be happening in winter this year, but it’s still got spring and summer in its heart… with this selection of garden tool deals from Spear & Jackson. This is a brand that every British gardener knows and respects and there is a pile of Spear & Jackson Amazon Prime Day deals out there, as big as a very large compost heap. 

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Other top Spear & Jackson pruning deals

Looking for a high-quality pair of bypass secateurs for green stems? At this price these are a snip.

Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Professional Heavy Duty Bypass Secateur £17.19 | Was £33.99 | Save £16.80 at Amazon

This anvil and bypass secateurs pack is the perfect gift for the plant-loving stem cropper in your life.

Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Razorsharp Cutting, Set 3K Bypass and Anvil Secateurs Set, Green £14.99 | Was £27.49 | Save £12.50 at Amazon

A superb half-price secateurs deal for delicate topiary tasks.

Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Mini Pruner Set £12.49 | £25.99 | Save £13.50 at Amazon

Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Collection 370M3KEW Multi-Purpose Gardening Gloves, Blue – Medium £4.79 | Was £6.99 | Save £2.20 at Amazon

Soil, sharp thorns and rough branches play havoc with the hands. The answer? Wear a pair of decent gardening gloves like these tough rubbery, grippy things from the Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Collection. At a smidge under a fiver, they’ll protect the hands from drying out and keep them looking spick and even a little bit span.View Deal

Yet more prime Spear & Jackson Amazon deals on fence post rammers, bulb planters and pruning saws

Spear & Jackson PHR5 Landscaping and Fencing Post Hole Rammer, Silver £30.79 | Was £92.49 | Save a massive £61.70 at Amazon

Spear & Jackson 3060EL Select Stainless Steel Bulb Planter £ 8.29 | Was £14.49 | Save £6.20 at Amazon

Spear & Jackson RIDDLE Steel Frame Garden Riddle, Steel £11.09 | Was £17.49 | Save £6.40 at Amazon

Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Razorsharp 4960KEW Folding Pruning Saw £10.39 | Was £16.49 | Save £6.10 at Amazon

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Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – US

  • Apple – see the latest Apple offers here
  • Best Buy – massive savings across every department
  • Dell.com – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
  • eBay.com – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
  • Home Depot – save on Fall furniture, smart home devices and more
  • HP – save up to 30% on select products
  • Lowes – save up to $500 on select appliances
  • Lenovo – Semi-Annual Sale brings deep discounts to gaming laptops, student laptops and more
  • Microsoft – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
  • Newegg – get your computer parts for less this October
  • Nordstrom – new markdowns, up to 40% off!
  • Target – Target Deal Days Sales
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manual garden tools to trim, snip, lop, saw, hoe, dig and rake through autumn and winter

There are some manual garden tools you just can’t live without, like this varied tranche of horticultural essentials.



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During the course of spring and summer we’ll be adding new products to this ever-expanding list of our favourite garden management tools, from secateurs, loppers, snippers and branch saws to spades, trowels, rakes, edgers, weeders and a variety of excellent hand tools.

To make this extraordinarily comprehensive guide easier to digest, we’ve sorted all the products on the page into four main categories: Pruning Tools, Digging Tools, Ground Care Tools and Hand Tools.

Although admittedly quite boring, these are all essential garden accoutrements that you need to know about because – oh yeah, baby – that’s how we get down

No matter how thorny the garden task, and no matter how weedy you are, these are the garden tools to get the job done.

Help, the product I want is out of stock

As you may discover, some of our favourite gardening products not surprisingly keep selling out. Hence, if you find a product we’ve reviewed that isn’t available via the provided retail link, then try these retailers who usually stock some very good alternatives.

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In the UK:

Amazon

B&Q

Waitrose Garden

Thompson Morgan

Crocus

Van Meuwen

Suttons

Dobies

Harrod Horticultural

Tooled UP

 In the US:

Walmart

Sears

Home Depot

Lowe’s

BEST PRUNING & CUTTING TOOLS

Before we start, we should address at least one particular piece of garden jargon that applies to both loppers and secateurs: bypass and anvil. 

Bypass secateurs and loppers have blades that are designed to pass each other smoothly as they cut, like scissors. They are perfect for green wood and delicate stems, as they give precise, clean cuts and avoid damaging or bruising the branch. 

Anvil loppers and secateurs, on the other hand, have one sharpened blade that cuts down on a flat hard plastic or rubber block, rather like a small chopping board. Anvil-equipped pruners are great for dead wood and dry, hard, old growth that needs cutting back. Mind, most amateur gardeners will happily make do with either mechanism since they both essentially perform much the same task. 

Now you know your bypass from your anvil, read on for the lowdown on the best quality manual snippers and cutters currently on the market.

Although they’re heavier, a little larger and more expensive than the majority of secateurs, this premium model screams quality all the way from the high-grade aluminium body and ultra-sharp TruEdge bypass blades to the tactile, ergonomically designed cork-covered handle.

The Quantum’s weighty feel and larger size makes them more suitable for gardeners with bigger hands but you’ll never rue the day you stumped up the readies to buy a pair. The cork handles provide maximum grip – especially when your hands are a bit sweaty – and they work really well with gloves, too. The blade slices through green stalks and stems

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People & Places: Bridenstine to speak at drive-in fund-raiser; Botanic Garden wants families to DIG | Lifestyles

Event sponsors include C & G Emanuel Charitable Foundation, Hillcrest Healthcare System, TAB Services, Gable Gotwals Counsel, The Oxley Foundation, TTCU Federal Credit Union, Ruhrpumpen, and Steelehouse Productions.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Hospitality House of Tulsa. To purchase tickets, and more information: 918-794-0088, hhtulsa.org.

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s eighth annual D.I.G. — short for Day In the Garden — will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, on the grounds of the garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive.

This family-friendly fundraiser was postponed from earlier this year and rescheduled with a few adjustments for safety.

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs to spread out on lawn areas for picnicking, and watching a Science Show presented by Tulsa’s BAM entertainment and a concert by the Tulsa-based band Hot Toast Music Company. Families will pick up activity kits containing crafts, puzzles and a scavenger hunt families can do in the garden. A photo booth will be set up with a photographer for family snapshots.

The garden will be decorated for their annual Autumn In the Garden, with more than 5,000 pumpkins, scarecrows made by the community, and a hay maze. Families will also be able to explore the two-acre Children’s Discovery Garden and Tandy Floral Terraces.

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Did Melania Trump ‘Dig Up’ the Rose Garden at the White House?

First lady Melania Trump unveiled a newly renovated White House Rose Garden on Aug. 22, 2020, posting images to Twitter of a neatly manicured space. The news sparked a backlash among those unhappy with the new design.

People shared their opinion about the renovation on social media, alongside images showing the garden before and after the renovation. The “before” images were more colorful, showing spring flowers and crab apple trees in bloom. The “after” images featured more green with white and pastel blooms, and the crab apple trees were gone.

The images prompted some people on social media to express passionate opinions about the garden’s appearance. Some claimed Trump had “ruined” what amounted to a national legacy, and others expressed that they liked the new look.

The hubbub over the Rose Garden renovation prompted Snopes readers to write in and ask about resulting internet rumors, namely that Trump had “ruined” the garden by ripping out trees planted by former first ladies. “Did Melania Trump dig up all the roses in the White House rose garden and have the trees planted by Kennedy’s removed?” one reader asked.

Other readers asked about social media posts claiming that Melania Trump had dug up historic rose bushes planted by every first lady since 1913. Here is an example of one such meme posted to Facebook:

melania dug up rose garden

Both of these claims were misleading.

It’s true that the garden designed and planted during the Kennedy administration contained crab apple trees. But the trees removed in the renovation unveiled in August 2020 were not the same trees as the ones originally planted in the garden. And it’s not true that the garden contained roses planted by every first lady since 1913.

Landscape historian Marta McDowell, author of “All the Presidents’ Gardens,” told us in a phone interview that the crab apple trees have been replaced three times since the original planting in the 1960s, and the tree type changed from one called Katherine to another called Spring Snow.

Although the trees were pretty, McDowell said, they have always been problematic because as they grew they shaded out the roses, and “if you want roses, you can’t grow them in the shade.”

“I’ll miss the crab apple trees because they look good in the winter, but that’s like saying, ‘I like chocolate and you like vanilla,’” McDowell said.

In terms of the claim about Trump’s removing rose bushes planted by every first lady since 1913, McDowell pointed to a landscape report completed in 2020 by the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, noting that flower plants in the garden have continually been removed and replaced.

“Is the garden outside your back door the same as it was 60 years ago? That’s what people are suggesting,” McDowell said, adding, “Roses don’t live that long.”

McDowell also stated that although the idea

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