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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.
It's nice when a British invention does the job it was intended for.
It was great at weeding the gravel path like how and is light yet
tough.
It's well worth a look.


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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.
It's nice when a British invention does the job it was intended for.
It was great at weeding the gravel path like how and is light yet
tough.
It's well worth a look.


yes, a friend of mine made up a shovrake which is good for spreading
bullshit.


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On 9 May, 05:25, "Fergus" wrote:
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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.
It's nice when a British invention does the job it was intended for.
It was great at weeding the gravel path like how and is light yet
tough.
It's well worth a look.


yes, a friend of mine made up a shovrake which is good for spreading
bullshit.


The shovrake is quite limited then, maybe it's too sharp & pointed.
I've put this first message on here about the spork as I believe there
are people intersted in gardening to share ideas, comments. The point
of my message is to let people know that there is an alternative to
spades & forks.
Yes I have a web site and have the spork listed but I pass the sales
on as Robert doesn't have a web site and I wan to help. The best place
to buy the spork is the Town Garden in Oxford.
and no it's not mine and I don't have shares etc.



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On 9 May, 05:25, "Fergus" wrote:
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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.
It's nice when a British invention does the job it was intended for.
It was great at weeding the gravel path like how and is light yet
tough.
It's well worth a look.


yes, a friend of mine made up a shovrake which is good for spreading
bullshit.


The shovrake is quite limited then, maybe it's too sharp & pointed.
I've put this first message on here about the spork as I believe there
are people intersted in gardening to share ideas, comments. The point
of my message is to let people know that there is an alternative to
spades & forks.
Yes I have a web site and have the spork listed but I pass the sales
on as Robert doesn't have a web site and I wan to help. The best place
to buy the spork is the Town Garden in Oxford.
and no it's not mine and I don't have shares etc.




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warning 'that I had exceeded the 4 line advertising rule of the charter'
:-((

So stick to the 4 lines in both advertising AND YOUR SIGNATURE AS WELL. Mine
was picked up quite a while back :-((

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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.


Silly question but which is at the bottom/top? I was digging holes in hard
ground today. I needed a fork to break it up and a spade to dig it out... If
a spork is a spade with prongs it wouldn't have worked very well because
when digging a deep hole just the tip of the spade is used to lift the dirt
out. If it's the other way around it won't break up the soil like a fork
does.





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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.


Silly question but which is at the bottom/top? I was digging holes in
hard
ground today. I needed a fork to break it up and a spade to dig it out...
If
a spork is a spade with prongs it wouldn't have worked very well because
when digging a deep hole just the tip of the spade is used to lift the
dirt
out. If it's the other way around it won't break up the soil like a fork
does.


http://www.fredshed.co.uk/sporkgardentools.htm

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A fiend of mine Robert Todd has designed and made the garden spork.
It's half fork & half spade. I wasn't sure how good it would be so I
tested it out in my allotment. I was very impressed by it. The blade
didn't get clogged up with clay as my spade tends to do. It cut
through the soil and the sharp cutting edges cut sliced he soil
effortlessly.


Silly question but which is at the bottom/top? I was digging holes in
hard
ground today. I needed a fork to break it up and a spade to dig it out...
If
a spork is a spade with prongs it wouldn't have worked very well because
when digging a deep hole just the tip of the spade is used to lift the
dirt
out. If it's the other way around it won't break up the soil like a fork
does.


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The blade does not have round prongs like a fork, they are flattened
so it can lift the soil. It's very cleverly designed see photo on
http://www.town-garden.co.uk



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