Modelled on Nathaniel Lloyd’s historic bulb planter, this Great Dixter bulb planter has the advantages in balance, weight and angles to supersede any other tool for this job on the market.
It enables you to walk through and take plugs out randomly, allowing for more naturalistic plantings. The wide cross handle allows you to drive the head into the turf with ease and the tapered head means that when it goes into the soil, the plug is pushed out effectively each time.
This is a solid, well-built tool that makes bulb planting in turf an enjoyable task. It has all the beauty, sophistication and ergonomics of an old tool coupled with Sneeboer’s quality and craftsmanship.
- 10 year steelwork guarantee
- FSC Ash Handle
- Measures 100cm overall
- Plug depth 9cm
- Plug width 6cm narrowing to 4 cm
- Steelwork carries a 10 year guarantee
- Handle carries a 1 year guarantee
Struggled with planting bulbs this year through my mossy wildlife friendly grass, so took advantage of discount to invest in one of these for next year. What a great buy! The diameter is less than I was expecting, but it's ideal nevertheless. Very sharp edge cuts out a neat cylinder to whatever depth you need, including tulip bulbs. Also tried it in a border, and after a few practice attempts managed to cut out a neat cylinder without the sides falling in. It can get caught up on stones but it tends to chip them away, so will probably need sharpening at some point in its life. It's also a thing of great beauty, sort of Arts and Crafts style. I've already oiled the wood, which gives it real heirloom status. Brilliant.
I'm so pleased I bought this tool. It's expensive, but definitely worth the money! I was worried it wouldn't work on our heavy clay soil, but it's doing the job brilliantly. I have already planted over 100 bulbs into our lawn with it. So much easier than using a standard hand bulb planter.
What The Press Say
The English GardenOctober 2015
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Gardeners WorldSeptember 2014
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Top End - Modelled on Nathaniel Lloyd's historic bulb planter and designed by Great Dixter.