Kitchen Garden Best Buy and Top Picks

Here are our favourite gardening products for January, chosen for their quality, effectiveness and value for money.

BEST BUY

MULTI-PURPOSE SCISSORS

Suitable for home and garden, these multi-purpose scissors are suitable for a range of gardening tasks, including cutting flowers, twine, and cardboard. They have double ground stainless steel blade and come with a 19 year guarantee.

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WOLF-GARTEN TOOLS
www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk
TEL: 01869 363674
PRODUCT CODE: RAX
PRICE: £22.99

KG VERDICT
We found these compact scissors very comfortable and light to handle. This combined with strong blades makes this an excellent choice for all round gardening tasks.

Quality: 5
Effectiveness: 5
Value for Money: 5

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TOP PICK

THE KEW GARDENS COLLECTION RAZORSHARP HERB SCISSORS

These have five pairs of stainless steel blades for cutting herbs fast with comfortable, soft feel, ergonomic handles. Blade cleaner included. Dishwasher safe

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SPEAR & JACKSON
www.spear-and-jackson.com (for store locator)
TEL: 0114 281 4242
PRODUCT CODE: 3152KEW
PRICE: £12.49

KG VERDICT
This is a very handy tool for cutting leaf herbs such as basil, lemon balm, sage and mint, or use it to chop up salad leaves. We also liked the pronged cleaning tool for getting in between the blades.

Quality: 5
Effectiveness: 5
Value for Money: 5

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TOP PICK

FRUIT AND FLOWER SNIPS

Endorsed by the RHS, these Burgon & Ball snips are suitable for harvesting fruit and cutting flowers. The pointed blades are designed for precise scissor action and are made from stainless steel for rust resistance.

HARROD HORTICULTURAL
www.harrodhorticultural.com
TEL: 0333 400 1500
PRODUCT CODE: GGT-580
PRICE: £9.95

KG VERDICT
These compact snips sit nicely in the hand. The strong spring action is great for continuous dead heading of flower cutting. We also liked the neat leather strap at the bottom for holding snips closed.

Quality: 5
Effectiveness: 5
Value for money 5

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