forged by hand

Landscape (UK) - - In the Garden -

Black­smith Ben Roper makes each of his gar­den­ing tools in the forge on his fam­ily small­hold­ing in the Shrop­shire hills. This trowel is hand formed from stain­less steel and the han­dle turned from kiln-dried ash on a wood lathe. Each han­dle is soaked overnight in lin­seed oil to in­crease its ro­bust­ness. While use­ful for many garden tasks, it is ideal for plant­ing bulbs. Ash and steel trowel £30, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Black­forge2010

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