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Your LIFE: 5 OF THE BEST.. LOPPERS; GARDENING.

Byline: PIPPA GREENWOOD

When the going gets tough you need some tough kit, and if it's branches on stems, a good pair of loppers will come in handy.

Wilkinson Sword Small PowerGear Bypass Loppers (pounds 24.99) have hardened blades that should cut branches up to 33mm diameter, durable, light handles and a lifetime guarantee. 01656 655 595.

Burgon & Ball's Telescopic Compound Action Lopper (pounds 25.95) has arms that extend to 78cm and high-carbon blades that cut to 35mm thickness. /0114 233 8262 www.burgonandball.com

Wilkinson Sword Tree Cutter (pounds 44.99) with pruning saw. Cuts branches up to 32mm thick. The handles extend to about 2.4m to give you extra reach. 01656 655 595 www.wilkinsonswordgarden.com

B&Q Value Bypass Loppers Green (pounds 7.98) offer great value for those medium-duty lopping tasks, giving gardeners a clean cut on woody stems. www.diy.com

Focus Telescopic Bypass Loppers (pounds 17.99) have hardened telescopic carbon-steel blades and non-slip grip, good for cutting green stems. 0800 436 436 www.focusdiy.com
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 12, 2008
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