At this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Burgon & Ball, the UK’s most experienced manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, will be showcasing its new RHS-endorsed container tools, including a Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalist - as well as introducing new high-performance Corona tools from the USA.
For its twenty-third year at the event, Burgon & Ball will be truly at the cutting edge of gardening, with an eye-catching museum-style display to showcase the importance of choosing the right tool for the task at hand, putting RHS-endorsed cutting tools in the spotlight. The Burgon & Ball stand will be showing the only garden tools at Chelsea to carry the prized RHS endorsement.
The new RHS-endorsed container gardening range has been created in response to the huge trend for container gardening. Popular for its flexibility and style, gardening with containers does present its own unique challenges. This set of Chelsea Garden Product of the Year-nominated weeder, high-capacity compost scoop, and multi-purpose root and transplanting knife has been developed to make container gardening easier and more enjoyable. (RRPs £11.99 - £16.99.)
A compact tool, perfectly sized for use in pots, the RHS-endorsed container weeder (RRP £11.99) which has made the Product of the Year finals has been designed for weeding right up to and around plant stems, without damaging the roots. The inturned blade can also be used almost horizontally to slice off any moss which may have grown on the surface.
The Corona range of high-performance tools from the USA will also be making its UK consumer début. Already a by-word for quality in North America and trusted by generations of gardeners and landscapers, Corona tools combine superb engineering with advanced technical features – and if previews at GLEE and the Garden Press Event are anything to go by, this range of extremely durable tools is sure to get Chelsea visitors talking. (RRPs £9.99 - £124.99.)
For indoor gardeners, a new range of houseplant tools to make the most of the huge houseplant trend will be at Chelsea for the first time. With specialist tools for the most popular types of houseplant, including orchids, succulents and bonsai, these tools are popular both for gifting and self-purchase, and are the perfect accessory for those who love the lush and leafy interiors trend (RRP £9.99 each). These are complemented by new additions to Burgon & Ball’s popular indoor pots collection, with both new standing and hanging pot designs.
Other new items on show will be the popular new Express Hoe, which helps gardeners to whizz through the weeding in half the time (RRP £32.99), and the new Oak Leaf design in the award-winning Love The Glove range of gardening gloves (RRP £14.99), designed to match the best-selling colours in the Kneelo® range of garden kneelers and knee pads.
All these ranges have sold extremely well since launching at GLEE, and are sure to create a buzz with the Chelsea crowds. See Burgon & Ball on Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Stand CW/310.