Cutting edge tools
Pruning is one of the most enjoyable jobs in the garden, whether you're sorting out tangled climbing roses, thinning blackcurrants or removing damaged tree branches.
Using the right tools for each cut helps you work more efficiently and the plant stays healthy - ragged cuts invite infection to set in.
Secateurs: used for branches up to 2cm diameter. Bypass secateur blades cut like scissors and are handy in tight corners; anvil secateurs are useful for hard, woody stems.
Loppers: for thicker branches, up to 5cm across. They're like giant secateurs, some with extendable handles and ratchet actions for extra cutting power.
Please ask the staff in our Nottingham garden centre for more information about choosing pruning tools for the job you need them for.