A decent pair of garden secateurs can be invaluable for the gardener – so much so that before we even start telling you about secateurs we want to mention that we’ve included a secateurs holster in our collection, so that you can keep yours close at hand as you busy yourself about the garden. We don’t need to tell you that getting a clean cut is important to plant health – reducing the chances of pests and diseases. There are two types of secateurs; bypass pruners are ideal for green-stemmed plants – avoiding bruising of the stem. Woody stems, are most effectively pruned using anvil cutters. And to keep your lawns and hedging looking neat, a decent pair of shears is invaluable. And to save your back from strain, we’re big fans of the Spear & Jackson multi shears – long handled shears that can rotate to provide both edging and lawn shears – what a great idea!