Posted: 07/12/2014 at 01:00
I garden for a living so put my garden tools through hell most of the time.
The tool I couldn't be without and I always spend the most on is secateurs. I can make do with rubbish hand forks and trowels. I can work with bent tines on my garden fork. I can dig gently with a cheap spade but I cannot prune with a crappy pair of secateurs!
Up until now I too would have said Felco but this year I was bought a pair, as a gift and they are now my favourites. http://www.burgonandball.com/shop/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=47
They are fairly small which makes them so easy for us ladiees to use but so tough. Their shape is really comfortable too. I have had them since around July/August time and as yet have not had to tighten anything which I always seemed to be doing with my Felco's. Only drawback...the colour...why green?! I have lost them so many times already.
if you do decide to buy secateurs then this is the best stocking filler to give her too...as yet not needed for secateurs but always using it...
Bought mine at my local carparts shop for just £1.50