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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Weeding tools. Reply with quote

Anyone here use a weed puller or a hemostat for pulling out weeds?

If you use either of these, do you find it useful or just a gimmick?

I think if someone made a four feet long hemostat it would be brill. It'd save all that back bending. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bought two forceps.

I've only used the smaller one so far for extricating tiny weeds under cacti and silver saxifrages, that my fingers are too big for. It's brilliant.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The forceps are a brilliant idea ... will have to put those on my Santa list !

For the tougher weeds -- ash seedlings, wild hypericums, dandelions, etc -- my husband is a dab hand with a pair of pliers. They work a treat. Still lots of bending though ... ... Sad

In fact, things like the ash and hypericum are so tough that even after such harsh treatment they can still be potted up and Freecycled. Not so with the dandelions and docks, however ... their ultimate destiny is to be crushed and REcycled via the compost heap !
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