TRIED & TRUE – Product tests

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Review by Julie Bennett

As someone who’s worked in vineyards, orchards and market gardens, I have a healthy appreciation for high- quality secateurs. I’ve used a lot of different brands over the years and have settled on Swiss brand Felco as my preferred pruners.

They’re not cheap, but they’re well made, ergonomically designed, have some clever features and there’s a big range of spare parts available, meaning there’s no reason why they won’t last for many years.