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Golden Gark
Sat 6-Nov-10
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lally

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Gosh, I haven't looked on here for months!

 

I just wondered if anyone had tried the Gark  rake/shovel etc combination tool?  I'm thinking about getting one as a Christmas present for someone, and wanted some "neutral" reviews.

 

You can see it here : http://www.goldengark.co.uk/

 

 

Thanks!

Sat 6-Nov-10
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Hi Lally and welcome.  I've never heard of that implement - I'd be interested to know if anyone else has...

I'll try that again!

Sat 6-Nov-10
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Hello, Lally, I've never heard of it either. I am pretty suspicious of multi-purpose tools, as so many of them do everything badly, but Dutch gardening tools tend to be good, so it milght work. confused

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Thanks!  I'll wait a little and see if there are anymore opinions.

 

Maybe if I don't hear anything bad by early December, I'll cross my fingers and order it!

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If you do then you will have to let the rest of us know what it's like. cheers Welcome to the forum, experimenters always welcome wave

Wed 10-Nov-10
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Never heard of it but I'd like to see more info on their site ie - what it's made of?  All those 'lightweight' comments plus the look of the thing has me thinking it's plastic in which case I'd personally steer clear but I guess it depends what you want it for.  Also seems a little bit of a steep price tag from a website that has very little substance to it to my mind.  I'm a natural pessimist though... wink

Good luck whatever you go for, be interested to hear about this is you do get it.

Thu 11-Nov-10
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you need to find a gamekeeper that had one, he'll only have bits left ! Gamekeepers are renowned for "you don't use you abuse things"  that was said to a mate who took delivery of a brand new landrover and cut a hole in the roof for rabbit shooting ,precision job neatly flanged and just the right size for a rubber dustbin lid .devil

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

Tue 16-Nov-10
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I saw one yesterday, at Wisley. It was on a barrow of tools, mostly spades, or rakes, but there was one of these.Seeing one at Wisley is a recommendation, but there was only one among all the stacks of tools we saw. (It was lunch time!)

It looked ok, but not as good as a wide-toothed plastic rake for raking up leaves. it was plastic, but polycarbonate is pretty unbreakable. I couldn't tell how strong it is, or how much weight it would hold. It might be really good for scooping up windfalls and just getting the fruit and not much else.

It depends what uses the recipient would have for it, but unless it sounds as if it would fill a real need I'd be wary of spending that much.

Wed 17-Nov-10
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Thanks for that devongarden!  I have decided to drop the idea and find something else - if it did all it's supposed to, I'm sure they would get a lot of use out of it, (fruit, 2 dogs, lots of leaves) but still I've decided I'd be better getting something "tried and tested".

A tunnel cloche, I think!

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