Widger

Widger


Accessories
Item # 38793
Available to ship.
$28.95
This season we are delighted to offer a selection of fine garden tools from the renowned British firm of Burgon & Ball, which celebrates nearly 300 years in business. This heritage firm uses only the finest materials in its tools: carbon-forged steel for the blades and sustainably harvsted (FSC approved) hardwood for the handles, plus a leather hanging loop. They are designed to last a lifetime, and probably to hand down to your gardening great-grandchildren.

A few select tools from Burgon & Ball's collection have been specially endorsed by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS), Britain's largest gardening organization and charity, as exceptional in craftsmanship and performance. The Widger is one of these fine tools, and because of its commendation, it comes with a lifetime guarantee! You cannot go wrong adding this fine tool to your collection or gifting it to a special gardener this season.

What, you may ask, is a widger? Well, it's a hybrid of a trowel and a dibbler, and we find that it comes in handy for a wide variety of tasks. Need to dig a narrow, deep hole for planting small bulbs? Done. What about extracting a seedling from a crowded planter without destroying half the stems and all the roots? Let the Widger do the job. Want to furrow a straight line for direct-sowing seed? Bob's your uncle.

Measuring 13 inches long but just one inch wide, this tool acts as both a digger and an awl. It's absolutely tops for working in flowerpots and tubs, where space is so tight and it's easy to damage neighboring plants when weeding, pruning, or planting. We like scooping under weeds and removing them from the very root, even when that root goes straight down a foot into the soil. And it's ideal for making quick planting holes, of course.

The long blade is steel and the ergonomically friendly handle is hardwood on the Widger. It comes with simple care instructions and a leather loop for hanging. All of that, plus a lifetime guarantee! Not many garden tools can equal that!