As much of our planting is done on our hands and knees, this short handled spade with a narrow head makes digging larger holes easier and less arduous than using a hand trowel. (anticipation of wrist complaints). The handle enables you to use both hands when digging but also gives greater control and precision than you would have using a proper length spade. Its angled head means you can scoop the soil out. This is a really useful tool when tucking in plants amongst others. Also designed to make the perfect planting hole, lifting and to divide perennial shrubs, the perennial spade is a welcome and most useful addition to any garden. The blade is made like a scope, measuring 56 cm overall, - is equally suited working in areas where a full size spade would be too cumbersome.