Geoff Hamilton’s Easy Way to Clean your Gardening Tools


I was chatting to my brother about remembering the wonderful Geoff Hamilton showing us how he cleaned his gardening tools.

Looking through his book “Gardeners’ World Practical Gardening Course” I found the article on page 29; here’s what to do:

  • Fill a box or tub with sharp sand and pour in a bucketful of old engine oil
  • Before putting your digging tools away, shove the blades into the sand and work them up and down a few times to clean and oil at the same time

Sounds good to me so I think I’m going to keep one at the allotment.

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