Best buy 20/20
Stainless Steel Planter
Tel 01905 791984
Has a thick stainless steel head to guard against rust and ‘V’ shaped moulding for strength. Smooth ‘T’ shaped FSC approved ash handle. Overall length 391⁄2in (100cm). The head is 31⁄2in (9cm) wide and 6in (15cm) deep.
Excellent treads and deeply notched edge to cut while twisting. The tapered head is calibrated in inches and centimetres up to 4in (10cm). Also makes a hole large enough to lift the contents of a 3in (7.5cm) pot. Comes with a lifetime guarantee.
With its shiny polished finish, this tool positively slid into the ground with only one foot to drive it in. The flat tread was comfortable underfoot and the handle had a lovely feel. Made a good sized, neat hole even in grass, and the depth scale was easy to read.
Wins hands down! Super strong construction, well designed and a sound buy.
Others on test were:
* Stainless steel bulb planter by Sneeboer 18/20 £57.95 (p&p £4.95) from Harrod Horticultural code GGT368. Tel. 0845 402 5300 www.harrodhorticultural.com