Garden Tool Storage

Gardening tools

As you spend more time gardening you will tend to accumulate more and more garden tools, and eventually you need to organise them when you aren’t using them.

This can range from a simple holster or rack for storing a garden tool set, to a full size shed for housing your mini tiller or your chipper shredder.

Here’s a look at some of your options for garden tool storage, with a look at garden tool storage racks, sheds organizers and more.

A garden tool rack will come in a couple of different styles. One of the most common and least expensive is a wall mounted tool rack. These are handy for holding some of the larger hand tools like a rake or a shovel.

Put it on the garage wall, or the interior of your storage shed and it will keep them up and tidy. Some simply have the tool hang from a handle or or the head of the tool, but there are some models that clip to the handle and hold them more securely in place.

These will easily handle garden rakes, leaf rakes, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, and some will even hold post hole diggers.

November Gardening Tip

The tulip, with its range of colours, shapes and sizes, can be used to greater effect and in more places in the garden than can the daffodil.

We plant Queen of Night tulips in the wild-flower meadow, where they look impressive standing boldly above the cowslips. Plant them in large groups for the best effect.

Each November, we top up last year’s bulbs with new ones, as many will not survive from year to year.

Late-flowering tulips planted in borders are often in the way of summer’s flowers, but you can lift them straight after flowering to heel-in in another part of the garden.

After the foliage has died, lift and grade all the bulbs; save the largest to replant next November.

Shallots and onions should be planted now, RHS says

Bulbs such as onions and shallots should be planted now as they need the cold weather to get going, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, a representative from the RHS Advisory Service said that the first step of bulb planting is preparing the soil. A bucket of well-rotted organic matter, such as garden compost, should be added every square yard. Fresh manure, however, should be avoided, they said.

Well-drained soil suits a number of autumn planting onions including Electric, Radar and Troy, while shallot varieties such as Echalote Grise and Jemor can also be sown.

Onion bulbs should be planted with the tips showing, spaced one to four inches apart, while shallots can be planted six to eight inches apart.

“Closer spacing results in large numbers of small bulbs, whereas wider spacing results in a smaller number of large bulbs,” the source added.

The society also recommends trimming perennials during November to help their appearance and flowering.

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