Hand trowels are used for cultivating small areas; getting rid oflarger stones and rootballs than the hand fork will, breaking up small areas of hard or compacted soil, introducing well rotted manure to small areas, digging up plants either for propagation or composting, removing debris such as old labels, plastic and polystyrene, digging small-medium holes for planting etc.
They can also be invaluable for adding fertiliser ,especially lime which is corrosive to skin and gloves, which includes cabbages, wallflowers or any of the four-petalled (what once were once known as the cruciferae family) are going.
The toolhead is from a second hand trowel which has been restored and cleaned.
The handle was insubstantial and so has been changed for one designed and crafted by Made in Devon, to Our own specifications, to be safe, warm and comfortable to use. The ‘Ring a Ring a Rosie’ Range takes it’s name from the nursery rhyme which we have all been taught albeit mistakenly, pertains to the Bubonic Plague (aka. the Black Death) Grizzly? Not at all! The rhyme has been sung by young children from as far back as the C13th, the Bubonic Plague only appeared in England during the C17th and the two were not put together until the C19th.
We have taken plants from the Apothecary’s Garden; a garden arranged in terms of what plants could treat which maladies.
Luckily, they all happen to be pretty to look at en masse, Roses, Lavender, Dianthus and Calendula as well as Licorice root and Myrrh resin among others!
How very reassuring!