Gardeners: Some help please!
Wife is very keen gardener and with her birthday coming up I want to get her some good garden snips (not secateurs) – the longer gardening type scissors that Monty Don wields very Friday night. Budget wise up to £50. Thanks.Posted 1 month ago
Felco are the normal ‘go to’.Posted 1 month ago
Something from this range should suit https://darlac.com/product-category/gardening-products/snips-scissors/Posted 1 month ago
Have a look on the Niwaki website. They sell most of the stuff used by Monty.Posted 1 month ago
I know you said not secateurs but the Okatsune secateurs are really really good.
Another vote for Niwaki.
They have a great reputation.Posted 1 month ago
That is the most STW site ever.
£159 for a pair of secateurs…Posted 1 month ago
Buy Japanese.Posted 1 month ago
crikey – you missed the secateurs at £249; if they don’t float your boat, how about the £599 kitchen knife?Posted 1 month ago
+1 for Felco’s. Have had a set for over 20 years now (old boss bought them for me when i was a landscape gardener)Posted 1 month ago
+1 for Felco. As much as I’d love something from Niwaki I’d be scared of losing them!Posted 1 month ago
BONSAI !Posted 1 month ago
I know nothing of this quality, but they are really nice to look at.
murray – yes, I saw…
or £24 for garden snips
and £39 for a kitchen knife
My post was merely commenting that there were even more expensive items than the example quoted by crikey.Posted 1 month ago
My Tobishos are great. I got them from http://www.tetsufuku.com a few years back but the price has increased a bit .Posted 1 month ago
Felcos are excellent but I prefer Tobishos because there’s no annoying little thumb catch that I’ve accidentally knocked in the past which then locks the secateurs. The catch on the Tobishos is sprung loaded and located at the end of the secateurs so when I pull it out of the holster in one movement I can also unlock them by rubbing the catch against my hip, and likewise when dropping them back into the holster, grip the secateurs to close, knock the catch against hip which springs back and locks the secateurs and then pop back into the holster. This is good when switching between different tools whilst thinning out a shrub for example. I might be using a folding saw or short handled loppers and interchanging between the tools quickly keeps the job flowing along nicely.
Definitely recommend getting a holster whichever secateurs you get as it keeps them to hand and reduces chances of losing them. I have a double holster containing secateurs and a folding saw.
A another vote for niwakiPosted 1 month ago
Pretty sure Felco are Monty’s recommendation. I got so e for my birthday with a sharpener.Posted 1 month ago
Ended getting these which apparently are the ones Monty uses
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