Hoe or Cultivator

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Growster...

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2012, 10:43 »
And wear your wellies too Snows, it's soaking here too!

That tool is actually an altered Chillington Hoe, as I already had one, and found this other blade in the shed when we took on the plot, so I altered it!

Love the word 'Mackled', I must remember that!

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2012, 16:03 »
Ive several hoe's well used but i must admit that swoe looks a good tool and by the sounds of it most of you who have bought one think the same :) 

is it any good for weeding the onion bed and do they need sharpening it occasionally as i see the one in the photo is stainless steel :unsure:
 
going to look around for one and give it a go mite put the word out for a Christmas pressie  ;)

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2012, 16:32 »
They're excellent for onion beds as they can get into awkward corners that a conventional hoe with right angled blades can't.

They are supposedly self-sharpening, and I never had to sharpen mine in two years - it gets regular use on two full-sized plots.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2012, 17:12 »
And wear your wellies too Snows, it's soaking here too!

That tool is actually an altered Chillington Hoe, as I already had one, and found this other blade in the shed when we took on the plot, so I altered it!

Love the word 'Mackled', I must remember that!


what about fettled then,any guesses growster as to its meaning
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2012, 17:55 »
And wear your wellies too Snows, it's soaking here too!

That tool is actually an altered Chillington Hoe, as I already had one, and found this other blade in the shed when we took on the plot, so I altered it!

Love the word 'Mackled', I must remember that!


what about fettled then,any guesses growster as to its meaning


My favourite Pocket Oxford Dictatorial says  - 'Fettle = to trim', Snows...

I bet you and your dad have a much better answer, and hopefully, ruder...

(It also says that 'Mackel' is a sort of fish, but spelt wrongly...;0)


edit to fix quote
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2012, 19:20 »
Afraid not ruder,we use it to mean sorted  out/organised, so a similar meaning I suppose,oh & using the dictionery is cheating before you've had a few guesses.

What about  nesh then

2nd thoughts shall you or I start a new thread before we get in trouble for hijacking?

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2012, 19:28 »
Some of us are well familiar with these expressions, me duck.

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2012, 19:31 »
But not Growster methinks :D

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2012, 21:06 »
Sold! Thanks DD.
You'll not be disappointed  :D- took DD's recommendation myself earlier in the year.  The swoe is a great tool

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2012, 07:21 »
But not Growster methinks :D

Separate thread coming up, Snows..;0)



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