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Postby Jenny Green » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:11 pm

Thanks for your post about the child sized tools at Aldi. I got a little broom, shovel and rake for the little man. Here's to a summer of 'helping'. :D
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Postby Chantal » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:15 pm

Nice one, hope you both enjoy them.
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Postby runnner » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:25 pm

i bought some similar items for my two boys a while back and after being played with for a short time they were soon discarded. i tied the rake onto an old broom handle and find it an extremely useful tool in its own right.
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Postby vivie veg » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:52 pm

BEWARE OF CHILD LABOUR!

Having purchased similar goods for my daughter (then aged 3) I managed to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon in the garden, but when I'd finished weeding etc, I found that my daughter had dug a nice hole in the gravel path and redistributed it to the brick path...and it wasn't normal bricks but 'Stable bricks' with a diamond pattern so that urine can soak away..however these groves trapped the gravel beautifully! Also gravel had been put inside the hole which took the rotory clothes drier ...impossible to get out!
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Postby Jenny Green » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:00 am

Lol! Yes, the little man has helpfully uprooted cabbage seedlings and particularly enjoys redistributing the beds over the bark chip path. But the choice between having a 'helper' and getting nothing done at all is no choice!
I would also like to cultivate (ha ha) his enthusiasm for gardening, even if it is at the expense of a few disasters.
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Postby pigletwillie » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:50 pm

All the misfires will be worth it Jenny when he is a strapping teenager who does your winter digging for you.
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Postby peter » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:28 am

Viv, try a vacuum cleaner with a narrow crevice attachment, if it doesn't "bag it", it should work as a pickup tool. :D
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Postby Johnboy » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:39 am

Hi Viv,
Had a similar experience and used a fine jet on the hose and if you are prepared to get slightly damp or to tell the truth absolutely soaked you shoud be able to jet the stones out.
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Postby nog » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:02 pm

long medical tweezers and a lot of time.
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