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Right-angle guide

Planting using a right angle guide
These guides have a number of uses and are particularly helpful when you are working in larger areas of the garden. They can be used on an area of soil for digging, weeding and planting out, and also on the lawn to help with raking and feeding.

Right-angle guides, which can be made from plastic or wood, were devised by a totally blind gardener in the late 1960s. The idea has proved so reliable and useful that many blind and partially sighted gardeners now regard the guide as an essential gardening tool.

The guide consists of two right angles which are laid flat on the ground flush with a straight edge in the garden plot or bed. The lengths of the right angles are marked with studs which provide a point of reference when working out planting distances.

Slob's leaflet, Right-angle guide, tells you more about the guide and how you can use it in the garden. Download a pdf of Slob's leaflet Right-angle guides

Slob's second leaflet How to make a right-angle guide tells you how to construct a guide in either plastic or wood. Download a pdf of Slob's leaflet How to make a right-angle guide