Just a Rusty Old Garden Tool?

If you’re of a like mind, I’m certain that at some point in time you’ll have found yourself wondering through a historic property, maybe past garden buildings at a Georgian Manor House, or through a farmstead developed through the Victorian period. Maybe it was a rural museum you strolled around, peppered with Tudor structures and land managing paraphernalia, or even a cottage garden where you stepped carefully along wiggling blue brick pathways wide enough just for one.

Photo of an antique garden roller At Calke Abbey
An Ironcrete garden roller enjoying retirement at Calke Abbey

Whatever place it was, I’m sure you’ll have happened across a rusty garden implement or two – and I’m not talking about the gardeners!

4 thoughts on “Just a Rusty Old Garden Tool?

  1. We have a man at our local farmers market who restores and sharpens and polishes old tools for re-sale. I’ve bought a few. How lovely to be reminded to ponder their past and the prior hands that have used them. I love your poetic way of writing.

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