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PETER C replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Apparently only 4.7% of people in Japan are left handed, in the uk it is 11%.  Until around 20 years ago in Japan left handedness was frowned upon and considered ill mannered. Children were corrected if they used the wrong hand for chopsticks etc. M…"
3 hours ago
Ali Launder replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I am not surprised but I am disappointed to find this in our gardening forum.
Whilst it is sad that James Wong has had those experiences, we have to consider that, as with most things, humans focus on the negative aspects of life rather than the goo…"
3 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I've moved from Felco to Okatsune too. Sure you can take Felcos to bits and service them, but I never really got mine sharpened, sorted and back together as well as "when new". I'm sure other folk do a better job than I ever did on mine ... and send…"
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More and more greenkeepers are talking about problems with parasitic nematodes affecting their turf. Seaweed could provide a sustainable, novel solution for reducing plant-parasitic nematodes in turf grass.Without previous extended research into thi…
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John F replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have a pair i keep at home which are vintage c.k secateurs made in Italy with a clip at the bottom , you can pick them up for around £10 or less in antique shops , cracking secateurs ,a bit on the heavy side , steel handles not easy to grip unlike…"
10 hours ago
Kevin Bradnick replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have a set of of the Tobisho, which I keep at home as they're the premium ones. My work ones are the Okatsune and if I had them at home too, I'd prob use them over the Tobisho. They are easier to use, slightly smaller grip on them which suits me a…"
20 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"That's definitely part of why I'm tempted Jonathan, they just look and feel really nice. I'm a sucker for nicely engineered tools."
20 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"You're right Geoffrey,  locking when I don't want them to can be a pain sometimes. Especially when wearing gloves. It would be great to have a go with all of the secateurs mentioned on this thread."
20 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Thanks John, maybe I will double up and have two holsters hanging off my belt for a quick draw lol."
20 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Thankyou everyone, I really enjoy pruning etc. with a decent, well maintained set of secateurs. I  am left handed like you Dave and mostly use Felco 9s. 
The Okatsune secateurs don't appear to have a left handed option. In fact the cheapest left han…"
20 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have felcos because they do a left handed version of most of them and I have not had any issues with them, I have 9,10,16 and a pair of 13s and they do me Stirling service bit I do like the look of the japanese types so  will maybe get a pair if I…"
21 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have felco 2, 5 & 7 i think the pair with the rotating handle make a difference, I do get them serviced every now and then.
What I have discovered is that some recently purchased niwaki snips are amazing for tight snipping and deadheading etc they…"
22 hours ago
PETER C replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I am another convert from Felco to Okatsune ( several years ago ). I find  them a pleasure to use, they keep an edge longer than Felcos, they feel more robust and have only needed replacing  when I have pushed them beyond their limits too often. The…"
22 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I used to use Felcos but much prefer my Okatsune."
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Black Lives Matter

In light of recent events surrounding Black Lives Matter and issues of racism within our society, I thought it was important to have a short word on the topic.Back in February, I posted a blog post delving into the lack of diversity within the…

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