These soil-digging augers are a brilliant way to plant bulbs, particularly in heavier soils. They're especially great if you have loads to do, as you can drill the planting holes in record time. The best way to use them is to dig the holes in stages, lifting it out once or twice so the loosened soil is deposited next to the hole. Once the hole is deep enough, pop a bulb in the bottom (pointy side up) and then refill it with the loose soil. It's an ingenious tool that can also be used for aerating the compost heap.
The techie bit:
They have been designed to use with a cordless drill with a voltage between 18 and 24 volts (not included), and have a 'hex' end to stop them slipping around in the drill chuck.
To be on the safe side and to avoid twisting your wrist (if you hit a rock or tree root), the torque settings on the chuck of the drill should be set on medium.
We offer three sizes for different bulbs:
- Snowdrops, anemones & crocus (small) - Ø 1.25” x L 18" (Ø3cm x 45cm)
- Daffodils, tulips & iris (medium) - Ø 1.75” x L 30" (Ø4.5cm x 76cm)
- Alliums & bedding plugs (large) - Ø 2.75” x L 24" (Ø7cm x 61cm)