Online retailer Garden Gear is now stocking a range of the DeWit Dutch garden tools through its website http:// www.garden-gear.co.uk.
DeWit tools are made to the highest standard using traditional methods. Forged in Holland, from hard-wearing carbon steel with beautifully comfortable ash handles, these tools are extremely high quality and built to last.
The De Wit family has been making tools in Holland for more than 100 years - the 4th generation of De Wits now run the business, one is a trained wood turner, the other trained as a blacksmith.
Garden Gear is currently stocking a range of these wonderful tools – including products designed specifically for ladies and junior gardeners, as well as hand tools.
DeWit uses traditional techniques with modern hard wearing materials. Carbon steel is naturally tougher than stainless steel and is not prone to metal fatigue, it is also burnished, which helps protect it for longer and gives it a patina that blackens it - just like traditional English tools from the Edwardian era.
All DeWit tools have turned hardwood handles of oiled ash, which is strong and resists shock better than woods like oak or beech, which is why it was traditionally used for axe handles.
The innovative range includes the unusual Spork – a cross between a hand trowel and fork , Tulip or Crown trowel which is perfect for hard clay soils, and Crocus bulb planters, which are designed to plant small bulbs.
Emma Darban, founder of Garden Gear said: “We are really pleased to be stocking the De Wit tools. They are a tool for life, beautifully crafted and the range has some really unusual products.
“We are increasing our range all the time but if anyone is looking for a specific DeWit tool just contact us and we will be happy to source it for them.”
For more information, samples or images call Garden Gear on 01476 576541 or email vicky@garden-
Garden Gear (Online) Limited is an online retailer based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Founded by Emma Darban in 2005, it sells a wide range of high quality gardening tools and products and garden-related gifts from its website www.garden-gear.co.uk