Sharpening secateurs

How to sharpen your tools

April 2018

Well-maintained tools make gardening jobs safer and easier. Justin Russell shows how to keep them sharp.


Getting intensive

December 2018

Justin Russell investigates a selection of tools and equipment for ambitious gardeners and aspiring market gardens

Cool-season pruning

Cool-season pruning

June 2018

What does and doesn't need a haircut before winter. Justin Russell investigates.

hand-hewn handles

DIY tools

August 2015

Fancy a bespoke spade handle? OG reader Alan Tori shows how he made tool handles from a broken pear tree branch.