Kent and Stowe heart shaped trowel review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Kent and Stowe heart shaped trowel review

A comfortable, pointed trowel that’s great for weeding and planting.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardener’s World Best Buy winner, this super pointed trowel is strong, well balanced and comfortable and great for weeding amongst plants and for getting through difficult, stony ground. It’s also well-priced and comes with a ten year warranty.
Blade/handle
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Comfort
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Comfortable

Well balanced

Good depth to blade

Excellent for weeding
Cons: Small
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What is the Kent and Stowe Heart Shaped hand trowel like?

The pointed, heart-shaped head is made from carbon steel and powder coated to help prevent rust. Its shaped handle is crafted from FSC certified ash and the tang, or shaft, where the head joins the handle is angled to protect your knuckles when you’re working. It has a leather hanging strap for easy storage.

Is the Kent and Stowe Heart Shaped hand trowel comfortable?

Light and well-balanced this compact trowel sits comfortably in the hand. The wooden handle has contours in the all the right places to help you grip it perfectly and it was the right length for all the testers in our review.

Does the Kent and Stowe Heart Shaped hand trowel perform well?

This trowel’s pointed head makes it perfect for weeding, particularly in difficult, stony or congested soil where it slices though the ground easily. Its sharp, narrow shape and good depth help it get into tight spots, so it’s perfect for weeding and planting in amongst densely planted borders and on the veg plot. This trowel is ideal for all weeding, digging and planting tasks, it just lacks the head width for scooping compost and potting on.

Is the Kent and Stowe Heart Shaped hand trowel value for money?

This is a strong, well-made trowel that’s durable and long lasting. It’s ideal for almost all tasks and with its ten-year warranty we think it’s very good value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Kent and Stowe
Name Kent and Stowe heart shaped trowel
Model Heart shaped trowel
Price £7.99

Features

Handle Ash
Blade material Carbon steel
Non-stick coating on blade Yes
Length 31cm
Warranty 10YEAR
No