Posted: 17/09/2012 at 14:51
I garden a new garden on a very tight budget and have found ebay fantastic for seeds. My best purchase from my local hardware shop - a very rare shop now - is a digging hoe. It chops the ivy and roots and has been invaluable for digging up the plethora of stumps I have. The other thing I could not manage without is my solid steel pole, 6 ft long, given to me by my late father. It smashes concrete however thick, gets under stumps and levers them out or smashes up thick roots. I have no idea where he got it and have never seen another. Good luck with your garden!