I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.
You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity.
We had our 18th Open Garden in 2019.
We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We have given over 200 presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Telescopic Tree Pruner

As I have said previously, I am a big fan of Fiskars products.
They are made in Finland from top quality materials.
Best of all they are not made in China.
I am a person who has learnt from his mistakes and I now will only purchase quality garden tools.
I have had enough ‘lemons’ in my time and do not want any more.
My tools get a lot of use, with over 70 fruit trees than need pruning I need garden tools that work and will not break down on me.
One of the best tools I own is the Fiskars universal telescopic tree pruner; I have had this tool for about 10 years and have only just had to replace it.

For those hard to reach places it is wonderful with a telescopic reach of about 6 metres (depending on your height).
The actual pruner extends from 2.4 to 4.1 metres.

The pruning head is adjustable, so you can angle it to suit your cut.
All you do to prune a branch is slide the orange handle or pull the end knob; it’s safe, fast and so easy to use.
I have seen copies of this tool at Masters Hardware (made in China) of course, I would not touch with a bargepole.
This is a great product and one I can highly recommend.

1 comment:

  1. Fiskars has many models - which one are you reviewing?