Sharpening garden tools

Alan Titchmarsh shows you how to sharpen garden tools like spades and hoes.

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In this No Fuss video guide, Alan Titchmarsh looks at the importance of not only sharpening your garden tools, including secateurs, hoes, spades and half-moon irons, to make using them much easier.

Alan demonstrates how to clean tools first, then sharpen them on both sides using a sharpening file, and gives advice on when and how often to do it. Watch the video now.