Tidying gardens in Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Knebworth & surrounding villages.
If you would like help in the garden, whether it's for a few hours a week, a month or more, then please get in touch.
Tel: 07963 291504

Fully booked for 2020.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Everyone!


Clients 2013 FB only

This is my final post of the year & I’d like to say ‘Thank You’.

Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog over the past year, for your encouragement, inspiration & experiences.

Thank you to Mr TG for standing beside me and helping my dreams to come true. Thank you for your patience as I ‘alter’ the garden again (ahem!). I love you!

Thank you to my TG offspring for putting up with a muddy mum and ‘exciting’ trips to ‘another…groan…garden centre’.

Finally a HUGE thank you to all of my clients, old & new.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in everyone’s gardens, managed to dodge the thunder & lightening, almost boiled in the summer sun & drowned in the summer rain, came face to face with a snake & moved my fair share of frogs to a safer location.

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous New Year.

See you all in 2014

Suttons Seeds and Plants

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors - Product Review

I was recently asked by Fiskars if I’d test & review their Cuts+More Multi-Tool Scissors.
As well as the scissors, I was also given a length of garden twine, string, rope, wire and some kind of faux leather material to chop up.
I’ve tested them from a gardener’s point of view but they’d be suitable around the home, in the kitchen, crafting, etc…
So, like it says on the tin packaging, these are multi-tool scissors.
There’s a blade cover (for when not in use) that doubles up, nay…trebles up as a blade sharpener and tape cutter.
There’s a handy notch in the joint of the handles for cutting wire and…
… an even handier bottle-opener in the bottom blade for you beer, guzzling-types.
There’s also a twine cutting groove too.
If you open the blades really wide, they’ll come apart (I thought I’d broken them…Doh!) and the black blade becomes a knife. The point is sharp enough to pierce through tough material.
So, from a gardener’s point of view, I’m very impressed. I’ve snipped through all the samples provided, taken some more pelargonium cuttings which are quite chunky. The cut is smooth & clean. They’re very comfortable to use, a nice weight, the only part I can’t get to work smoothly is the sharpening action, but I think that’s me rather than the gadget.
My only criticism is the packaging. If I’d been out looking for a new pair of scissors I probably wouldn’t have been lured in by the description of the ‘multi-tool’ features on the packaging details. It’s not that clear how all of the different parts of the scissors work & just how useful they are.
Also, it describes them as ‘the ultimate right-handed multi tool scissors’ which suggests they’re no good for left-handed folk. So I asked my freakishly, weird left-handed daughter (she’s just freakishly weird, nothing to do with being left-handed) to try them and she had no trouble at all using them, so I’m not sure why they stated the ‘right-handed’ bit.
I found this great video which explains brilliantly just how great these scissors are.

Fiskars Cuts+More Multi-Tool Scissors
A great addition to my gardening tool bag and I’ve ‘Googled’ to see how much they retail for.
They’re £16.97 at Amazon UK at the mo’ and if you’re across the pond, they’re $12.65.
Not bad for 1 tool that can replace several.
100% recommendation!
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