That is very familiar to me, I'm always looking for my tools in the garden too and sometimes they show up after a very long time.Happy gardening!
And happy gardening to you, Janneke!
A nice little rediscovery of something familiar Sarah :)
It is! I just wish I could find the others I have lost over the years. One day they will manufacture one which sings when we whistle.
mmm my garden is rather partial to some tasty tools too!
They are strangely hungry creatures.
Yum yum I think I'll eat a trowel next. Alchemilla Mollis in flower at this time of year?
It is, Elaine! It makes a rather welcome addition to the autumn garden.
No wonder I couldn't find it Sarah.
Mine too - especially the ones with the brightly coloured handles designed to be easy to find...
I agree. The brightly coloured handles disappear as easily as the wooden ones. I want all my garden tools alarmed. If they could be programmed to follow me around, all the better!
And gardening gloves too
Yes and my garden has a distinct preference for left hand gloves!
We should get together as mine prefers right!
I think you might have stumbled upon an excellent business idea.... a kind of match.com for gloves!
And maybe expand into socks?
I have an entire community of odd socks in my house.
At least you found it. Just yesterday I tried to help a friend find her pruners and we looked all over the garden. They were in her pocket. It's just the way of gardening.
Haha! It is the way. We spend half our gardening lives looking for the tools we need to garden!
My garden also eats pruners. I have come to appreciate garden tools with gaudy colored handles!
Ouch! Pruners aren't cheap to replace. I use red-handled secateurs and I lose them with astonishing frequency in spite of their bright colour.
Haha! They should make gardening tools in neon colors so we don't loose them as easily! I usually don't leave tools in the garden as I'm pretty careful to keep all my gardening tools in piles together, but I'm am disorganized enough that afterwards I lose them in the garage...
Aha - coralling the garden tools stops the garden eating them? It's a pity you have a greedy garage!
I am always looking for things I've put down somewhere...drives me mad! I love it when they are brightly coloured.
I wonder if wearing magnets might help?
Voracious little plants! Do you think they make good fertilizer? ;)
There are bound to be plenty of minerals in them. Whether the plants can absorb them is another matter, so I suspect our gardens may have a malicious side to them!
Ha! Love this! It drives my husband nuts when my garden eats my tools! Happy day to you friend! Nicole
Thank you, Nicole! It is hardly your fault if your garden eats your gardening tools.
Beautiful flowers, the color is so striking
Alchemilla mollis is a fab plant. I have enjoyed it mingling with Echium vulgare this year. They look glorious together!
Hi Sarah, I reckon that any time I spend working outside is split equally into two activities; gardening and looking for tools needed for gardening. Mirrored handles that shine in sunlight might go a long way to solving the problem.
Oh yes, but keeping them shiny would be a task in itself!
Wrap the handles in really bright duct tape and they'll be easier to find. :o)
My mum used to do that. One of the few weeding tools I never lose belonged to her!
Iris reticulata seem to disappear after planting in our garden never to be seen again, Katherine Hodgson being the exceptionThe bees can;t get enough of the tint heuchera flowers in our front garden
Oh that's interesting about Heuchera. I'm sorry your Iris reticulata keep disappearing. I have read about people finding them short-lived. I bury them at a decent depth in my heavy soil which has had compost added to it and they seem very happy. They are left pretty undisturbed all year as Geranium grow over them, suppressing the weeds. I wonder why Katharine Hodgkin copes and the others don't?
Mine too. Trowels, sunglasses, compost... sometimes my garden reminds me of a hungry monster baby.
Exactly! Gardens are hungry monster babies! One of the gardens here is a highly structural, very organised courtyard garden which we treat as if it's part of the house, like an entrance hall. Last week I discovered a random tennis ball under the leaves of one plant and a weeding tool under another. Even the restrained/contained garden is a hungry monster baby!