Bulldog Evergreen Border Fork UK Review
Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the Bulldog Evergreen border fork. This is a popular buy for many UK gardeners. Please note this is a "border fork," and as such is slightly smaller and lighter than a standard digging fork.
- This fork had a handle which is 28" long (71.1 cm)
- The full length from the top of the handle to the bottom of the tines is 93 cm (36.75")
- The head size is 290 x 140 mm (9 x 5.5")
- The fork weighs 1.7 Kg
This fork is classed as a "solid forged border fork." It has an ash shaft and non-slip comfort feel grips.
The head is made of durable carbon steel, which has been epoxy coated. That helps make it resistant to rust, and is also good at stopping soil sticking to the prongs.
This Bulldog Evergreen Border Fork is ideal for digging between existing plants and shrubs, particularly in confined spaces.
It is worth noting that all Bulldog tools come with a lifetime guarantee.
The Bulldog Brand
Bulldog make a range of garden tools that include spades, shovels, forks, rakes, hoes, cutting tools, hand tools and even children's gardening tools. Bulldog is based in Wigan, England.
Their spades and forks have heads that are made from a single piece of steel, which results in exceptional strength. The spades and forks have wooden ash handles.
How Buyers Rate the Bulldog Evergreen Fork
- Overall buyers gave this border fork a buyer satisfaction rating of 76%
- 76% of all buyers gave this one a 5 star review
- 7% of all buyers gave this fork a bad review
What Buyers Say About the Bulldog Evergreen Fork
The RRP for this fork is around £30, but you can usually find this cheaper online, if you search around. We also know that around 3 out of every 4 buyers rate this fork very highly.
There are over 100 online reviews for this fork online, so we have some very useful information available to find what buyers had to say about this Bulldog fork.
We have summarised those below in an easy to read pros and cons section.
PROS:- Buyers like the fact that this is a solid fork and that is thanks to the fork being a single piece. Buyers said this was the perfect size to work in borders, or to work in flower and vegetable beds where space is tight.
Buyers said there are no welds that can break, and that the ash shaft is comfortable and built to last.
CONS:- Several buyers stated that when they used it for various purposes such as digging out brambles, a tine or a couple of tines bent. A few buyers said it was narrow on the shoulder, but that is similar with all border forks.
Top 3 Features
Just below we explain what we believe to be the top 3 features about this Bulldog fork
Feature 1 - Solid Forged
When buying a fork you should always consider points of weakness. Welds which is where two pieces of metal are joined, are always a major point of weakness.
The welds will eventually rust and weaken and when that happens the risk of bending or breaking increases.
This fork is made from a single piece of steel that is then powder coated and painted for protection. This head exceeds British Standards, is FSC certified and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Feature 2 - Ash Handle
Wood is the traditional type of shaft for a garden fork. Most fork handles are made of ash as it is strong and built to last. This wooden shaft has been hand turned for smoothness, and it has been buried deep into the socket.
The handle is classed as soft grip and is tilted down to make it easier to hold in the hands.
Feature 3 - Border Size
This fork is the perfect size to work in tight areas like a border. You can use a normal digging fork, but it is a lot more awkward to do that. It is the age old answer of having the right tool to do the job.
Border forks and this is no exception, are small and light and that makes them ideal for working in any type of tight or restricted space. That of course makes them great for borders, or where you have heavy planting in flower beds or vegetable gardens.
Our Verdict on the Bulldog Evergreen Border Fork
If you are in the market for a good quality border fork, then this one is a good choice. There are however better options available that get higher ratings.
However many UK buyers do like to buy British, and they also like to own a fork that is made from a single piece of forged steel.
The majority of buyers rate this fork highly enough and they are not put off by the price point. The guarantee is also solid on this fork.
If this is not the border garden fork for you, then please check out our top 10 list of garden border forks by clicking here.
Buyers do like this Bulldog brand, and they do make a full range of gardening tools and farming tools. They are well known, and their tools are very good quality.
The Bulldog company does come with a full lifetime guarantee.