is a small mail order business with no pretensions to competing with
the large garden tool suppliers. The business is based on marketing
Azadas and other quality tools not to be found in the normal retail
outlets, which normally concentrate on similar ranges of conventional
lived abroad for many years, working mostly in agriculture, I had
experienced first hand how much easier these tools make life and the
frustration of not being able to obtain them here led me to start the
business. For more background see article.
For several years I had an allotment which I cleared and cultivated
almost entirely with Azadas. I still work two half-acre gardens
with Azadas and rarely use a conventional spade or fork, which I find
terribly hard work and very hard on the back.
first tentative and very amateurish beginnings some fifteen
years ago, with a compehensive range of just two tools, Get Digging
has grown steadily and many thousands of customers all over the UK
and even further afield have come to share my enthusiasm for these
tools, see what users say.
Interestingly, I have received many calls from people who have lived
in far-flung places from S. America to Africa to the Far East,
recalling with affection their trusty Azadón, Zappa, Jembe,
Mekoferia, Chungkul, Chodhali, Matiya etc. and expressing their
delight at being able to obtain something similar here.
are made in Spain and are of the highest quality solid forged steel -
as one of my engineer customers put it, "You can always tell
good steel by its ring and these ring as sweet as a bell." The
handles are of eucalyptus or beech, PEFC certified and sourced from
the Iberian Peninsula or Southern France.
If you have
any questions regarding the most appropriate tool for you, don't
hesitate to get in touch and I'll do my best to advise you. If you
are in the area, you are very welcome to come and have a look at the
tools and try them out. Finally, if you do buy an Azada or any of the
other tools, I would always appreciate any feedback, opinions,
suggestions and even your ideas about other types of hard-to-find
tools which you would like to be more obtainable.