Posted: 19/08/2013 at 14:16
you could get your self a fold up pruning saw. It looks like an oversized penknife and the blade has very jagged teeth. The blade folds up into the handle. You should be able to get one from any garden centre. I have a large firethorn that has orange berries, and I cut it back quite hard as it seems to grow in all directions at once. I even had to cut it back to just a stick to work on the front of the house, and it bounced back. Also I use secateurs on alot of it and only resort to the saw if loppers don't work.
Hope this helps.