Consumer writer John Swithinbank launches a new product testing series in which he looks in detail at some of the most popular gardening tools and accessories.
I always loved to call a spade a spade, but I’m beginning to rethink this phrase because I’ve just come across three very different spades which make gardening easier.
Two are from a Dutch company Sneeboer and one comes from a British company Burgon and Ball.
Before I tried each one out I couldn’t help admire their beauty and craftsmanship.
I then got cracking and put each one through its paces.