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Felco pruners review and All-pro weeder

Felco #2 pruners and All-Pro #51 weeder

Most of us appreciate good gardening tools. In my opinion, FELCO makes the finest pruners, and my FELCO #2’s are always with me when I am in the garden. These are bypass pruners. They are much easier to use and produce a cleaner pruning cut than anvil type pruners. And, they can be sharpened. I get my FELCO pruners sharpened annually at Little Hardware in English Village.

I also carry a neat weeder introduced to me by my gardening friend Weesie Smith. This handy tool makes it easy to get the roots of weeds and is great for transplanting small plants as well. Mine is made by Wilcox ALL-PRO, model #51.

Both these tools are available in Birmingham shops, or can be ordered online.

Mike Rushing

Mike and Paula Rushing have been gardening in St. Clair county since 1990, and In Forest Park since 2007. A Jefferson County Master Gardener and course instructor at Master Gardening classes, Mike also volunteers weekly at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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