The owner of the land, a Boer named Prinsloo, refused to allow experimental spade work, but after the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War in 1902 sold his property for £55,000 to T.
A hoe or a spade is almost unknown.
She stabbed the spade into the flowerbed and gazed off into the distance.
Let the turf be taken off with the spade, and laid carefully aside for relaying.
Let the stript ground then be neatly formed with the spade and barrow, into beds varying in breadth and shape according to the nature of the soil and the dip of the ground - the feeders from the conductor and the small drains to the main drain being formed at the same time.