My Favourites (garden tools) by Maree  Clarkson

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Black ink sketch with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm
Inspired by Elizabeth Kendall to also sketch some of my garden tools (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa).

  1. “Where, but in a garden, do summer hours pass so quickly?”

Some of my favourite garden tools are my Lasher spade and fork – petite and light-weight, they are ideal for the woman-gardener. I have had mine for many years now, and they’re certainly showing wear, but they’re still as sturdy as ever, taking pride of place in my garden shed. Nobody, not even Chrissie, my garden manager, is allowed to use them, she has her own set. Between the two of us, we make a mean team in the garden!

I prefer hand trowels with a wooden handle, they seem to have a better grip, especially when one’s hands are wet.

  1. 14th September 2014 – FEATURED in Tools


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Ag jitte Maree! Dis so oulik! En seker weer :one, two three gedoen! Pragtig, ek is MAL daaroor!

  • Ha ha! Laat jy my nou smaail! Dankie vir die fav, ek’t geweet jy sal hiervan hou!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 3 years ago

    Like your point not picking the flowers but the tools make them pretty.

  • Thank you Tokiko.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely done

  • Thanks a lot Jean!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks for the fav Jerry, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO The Tools Group 2 per day.

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellalmost 3 years ago

    Please consider adding this beautiful image to All Glorious Gardens

  • Thank you Marilyn, certainly will do that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts18 days ago

    Featured on the 14/9/2014

  • Thank you for the feature Karen, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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