I had a pair of Felco pruners (the original - #2) but lost them last fall. I need to replace them but I'm wondering if there is really a big difference between #2 and #5. I'm not a professional, gardening is just a hobby.
I have used Felco 2 for over 25 yrs and wouldn't have another style. I have more than once pruned a whole orchard of fruit trees with nothing more than these hand pruners. I haven't had to replaced or sharpen the blade in 3 yrs. The #2 will last forever!
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Last weekend, I attended an introductory pruning demonstration given by Lilian Jackman at Wilder Hill Gardens. It was arranged by the Greenfield Garden Club, of which I am a proud member.
I am a bad pruner. I am much too timid, which I am sure is almost as bad as being a too bold pruner.
When I face a shrub that has spent blossoms, or dead or broken branches, I know what to do with my pruning shears. Take out the dead or damaged wood. Deadhead the spent flowers.
When Lilian Jackman took club members on a tour of her gardens to demonstrate how to prune different plants with different pruning needs, or different needs of the gardener, we were all eyes and ears.
She began by saying that good tools are essential to pruning well. She mentioned Felco bypass and Corona pruners and stressed the need to keep our tools sharp.Save Up To 50% On Windows In July Plus a No Interest Option til 2012!.