This long handled Burgon and Ball Bulb Planter with its stainless steel head and an overall length of 110cm, is designed with some unique features to significantly enhance its performance and ease of use:
- Angled blade for significantly easier soil entry
- Cut away tube improves soil plug removal
- FSC certified hardwood handle with robust T handle
- Stainless steel head gives rust resistance and clean movement through soil
- Tough foot-bar lets the user apply extra force
- T Handle width 28 cm, overall length 110 cm
- Removes a core of 6 cm diameter and 16.5 cm (max) depth
- Handle: FSC certified hardwood
- Head: stainless steel
A beautiful-looking garden tool, not something I'd say very often. Easy to dig the holes, harder to backfill but generally makes the job more pleasurable than it might have been. Mine is 2 years old now
Unless you blessed with soft, perfect soil that holds together - you can't get the plug of the earth to move out of the tool. I used an old chisel and in the end, started digging bulb holes with it. Really disappointed and really tired.
Many thanks for your comments, we have followed this up for you with Burgon and Ball the supplier who has advised the following:
"A huge majority of our customers find that this tool works well for them in their garden. However, perfect problem-free removal doesn’t always happen, and we do very occasionally hear that a gardener has had problems. Mainly on soil which contains a significant proportion of clay, or on uncultivated ground such as under a lawn, the plug can become quite compacted in the cylinder.
With regard to improving the tool’s performance, some suggestions. Firstly it helps to have really damp ground; a good soak with a hose a couple of hours before planting can help to loosen the soil in the planting area, making it more workable. Another tip to try is to give the planter a slight twist when pushing it into the ground, so that it enters the soil almost in a screwing motion. This can break the tension of the tight plug against the inside of the planter, helping it to pop out at the top.
We do appreciate the customer’s feedback and were sorry to hear that they were disappointed with their purchase."