This is the Swiss Army knife of garden hand tools. The two three-inch prongs can break up compacted soil and loosen weed roots. The diamond head digs them out and the side of the blade tidies them out of the way. Then the head is used to firm the soil down afterwards. The diamond head is also used to dig planting holes or make seed drills. The handle is of turned beech wood.
Length: 31cm, 12ins
Weight: 9oz, 230g
Watch Chris Smith of Pennard Plants on the BBC, talking about companion planting (and using his Phoenix Hoe)