It's been a good September

29th September 2013 : September's been a cracker. Mum's border, always nice in the autumn, is on fire. It's always worth a late clip on the box, for just such an occassion. Read More

It's been a good September

Hoe Hoe Hoe

28th September 2013 : We saw our first minced pies in an unnamed supermarket last week, so it doesn’t feel too early to make  bad jokes like this, but if you object, how about Heigh Hoe, Heigh Hoe, it’s off to work we go...  Anyway, we’re happy to announce that if you order both the Japanese Forked Hoe and the Japanese… Read More

Hoe Hoe Hoe

Mr Koto has retired!

23rd September 2013 : Mr Koto has retired- that's great news for us! Koto-san makes these beautiful little knives, but until Friday he was also in Japan's Self Defence Force, and he could never keep up with demand. Now it's home to the workshop for him, and lots more knives for us. Hoorah! Read More

Mt Koto has retired!

Trees in the Middle of Fields - on the Way to Veddw

22nd September 2013 : Driving through Herefordshire, and on into Monmouthshire yesterday evening, in glorious end-of-day sun - on my way to Veddw, Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes' garden.  Read More

Trees in the Middle of Fields

Blobby Box and Cloudy Yew

19th September 2013 : The yew has just had its clip - it's a work in progress but taking shape nicely.    Read More

Blobby Box and Cloudy Yew

Sniperoo

16th September 2013 : Terrific for small, dainty pruning - that's what Carol Klein said about our Okatsune Snips. Check them out - they're only 12 quid: https://www.niwaki.com/store/okatsune-snips/   Read More

Snips

Come Back, Sun

15th September 2013 : Revisiting our trip to Provence. Read More

pont du gard olives

Oldie, but Goodie

13th September 2013 : Just found this lovely review of my Niwaki book, can't resist sharing it... 31 March 2011 Message: Jake,  I just had to take a moment to send you a note to compliment you on your fabulous book, "Niwaki: Pruning, Shaping and Training Trees the Japanese Way".  I am finding this book fascinating, and… Read More

Atop a 10 footer

12th September 2013 : Here's Nick, tending to some lovely holm oak drums-on-sticks, atop a 10' Niwaki Tripod Ladder. Not very happy with his choice of shears, but they seem to do a good job. Read More

Atop a 10 footer

Gardeners Pouch

9th September 2013 : Brand new Pouch in rather nice olive green canvas. Holds all those bits and pieces one collects along the way - it's mostly acorns and conkers for me, at this time of year, but just imagine the possibilities...  Not quite sure about the apostrophe situation on this - but never mind. Here's the… Read More

Gardeners Pouch

Shapton Glass Series Whetstones

8th September 2013 : New, just in. Shapton Glass Series Whetstones now at Niwaki! Arguably the best ceramic stones available. https://www.niwaki.com/store/shapton-glass-series-whetstone/ Here's what Andrew Juniper, big cheese at Wabi Sabi, reckons: "Having used Shapton sharpening stones sourced from Japan for several… Read More

Shapton Glass Series Whetstones

Nekko Vase

7th September 2013 : Introducing some new bits and pieces to the Niwaki range, kicking off with the Nekko Vase - not what you might be expecting:   Read More

Nekko Vase

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