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Buy Bulb planting auger: 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 planting holes in record time.<br><br>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 refill with the loose soil.<br><br>The ingenious tool can also be used for aerating the compost heap.<br><br><b>The techie bit:</b> <br><br>The augers are 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.<br><br>To be on the safe side and avoid twisting your wrist (if you hit a rock or tree root), the torque settings on the chuck of the drill should be set to medium.<br><br>We offer three sizes for different bulbs: <br><ul><li>Snowdrops, anemones & crocus (small) - Ø1.25” x L18" (Ø3cm x 45cm)</li><li>Daffodils, tulips & iris (medium) - Ø1.75” x L30" (Ø4.5cm x 76cm)</li><li>Alliums & bedding plugs (large) - Ø2.75” x L24" (Ø7cm x 61cm)</li></ul>

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 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 refill with the loose soil.

The ingenious tool can also be used for aerating the compost heap.

The techie bit:

The augers are 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 avoid twisting your wrist (if you hit a rock or tree root), the torque settings on the chuck of the drill should be set to medium.

We offer three sizes for different bulbs:

  • Snowdrops, anemones & crocus (small) - Ø1.25” x L18" (Ø3cm x 45cm)
  • Daffodils, tulips & iris (medium) - Ø1.75” x L30" (Ø4.5cm x 76cm)
  • Alliums & bedding plugs (large) - Ø2.75” x L24" (Ø7cm x 61cm)

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Bulb Planter (Auger)

5

An easy to use device that works on soft and hard ground

Black5

North Herts

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The most useful tool I have ever used.

5

I bought this product for the purpose of planting flowering bulbs>> daffodils mainly and as I have some hand problems I was looking for something to use instead of a garden trowel. The auger fit the bill exactly. Not only does it drill the holes for planting bulbs I use it for planting pot plants. It is also great for removing deep rooted weeds.

TALL IN THE SADDLE

East Riding of Yorkshire

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Not effective unless you have perfect soil.

1

Tried to use to plant bulbs under a tree. The heavy soil proved a challenge, as did roots or stones. In the end i gave up and went back to my long handled manual bulb planter (which is also good for planting other plants as it means you don't have to always be on hands and knees with a trowel). Save your money and get that instead.

Leonberger 1

Surrey

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A good investment

4

Needs a fairly powerful drill. with care, creates a smooth hole - take care to fill or bulb will be left in air. Drill / lift / clean since often soil is not ejected.

davep

Cambs

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Saved a lot of work

5

I bought both the small and larges auger, and found them easy to use, made planting bulbs a whole lot easier. Had problems when came across large stones, but just picked them out and carried on, so beware if your ground is really stoney!

carolekins

South West

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One of the best labour saving tools I have bought.

5

So easy to use it makes the job of bulb planting quick and enjoyable. I use the larger auger for making holes to plant bare root cuttings and heavy duty plant supports. I recommend using a drill with a torque setting to avoid damage to your wrist if the auger should catch somethig that suddenly jams it.

Birdman

North Kent

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Saved me a lot of time

5

Great quality product, should last a lifetime. Had over 700 bulbs to plant of various sizes and depths, so I bought the set of three augers which saved me lots of time. Easy to use and come in handy for pilot holes for canes and supports.

Llewellyn

Manchester

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Really useful and they work!

5

Used all three sizes for planting different bulbs last November. All worked brilliantly with my electric drill and meant very little disruption to the ground. Would recommend them!

Bootly

Somerset

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An Excellent Innovatio

5

This tool is a breakthrough in bulb planting, particularly if you have a back problem. The three sizes are suitable for all bulbs from snowdrop to big daffodil size. You need a reasonably powerful electric drill (preferably cordless) to drive the augurs. It is easy to control the depth of hole and it produces a nice fine tilth for backfilling. You will get best results by lifting the drill in the hole a couple of times to clear the hole as you go.

None

West Wales

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Brilliant!

5

Very helpful, very quick and effortless way to plant lots of bulbs.

Athena48

London

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It says 'designed to use with a cordless drill with a voltage between 12 and 18 volts'. Is there any reason why I could not use a 240v corded drill?

VRW

Hi. Although these will work fine in a more powerful drill, the main reason we recommend a cordless drill is the safety aspect involved. Using any kind of electrical equipment in the garden carries a risk, and this is heightened by the increase of power and use of mains electricity. Hope this helps!

What diameter are your bulb planting augers small = ? medium = ? large = ? Are these augers UK manufactured or imported USA / elsewhere?? regards DavH

Dav the pave

Good afternoon, Thank you for your query, the dimensions of all augers are located on the bottom of the item page, these products are manufactured in China.

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