Underwear, Eyewear & Secateurs

30th November 2013 : There are three things worth spending money on in life - underwear, eyewear and secateurs. That's according to Matthew Wilson's granny at least! Nice shout for our Tobisho secateurs by Matthew in the FT House and Home section today.   Read More

Vallicans

29th November 2013 : Another image from a great Japanese blog that makes me feel young and cool.   Read More

Vallicans

Alan Titchmarsh: a cut above

26th November 2013 : Nice to see Alan Titchmarsh using our Tobisho Secateurs in the Gardeners' World mag Read More

Alan Titchmarsh: a cut above

So much for sharp shiny stuff

22nd November 2013 : These Birdie Paper Knives seem to be going down well this winter. We've just got them in in white too.   Read More

birdie paper knife

Which Secateurs?

20th November 2013 : Choosing a pair of secateurs from Niwaki should be pretty straight forward: they're all great, and obviously, the more expensive they are, the greater they are. Here are some more helpful pointers though: Short answer: for most people, the decision is Okatsune or Tobisho. If you are the kind of… Read More

Which Secateurs?

Rather Splendid

15th November 2013 : Rather Splendid Not quite sure if this is contorta or some variety, but rather a splendid ash tree nevertheless, as I was bumbling round Somerset today dodging tractors. Read More

Pasties with the Mann

15th November 2013 : I enjoyed a delicious pasty (probably Cornish, but technically from Wiltshire I think) with Nick and Caroline Mann of Habitat Aid today. Habitat Aid is 'a one-stop resource for creating sustainable landscapes and delivering biodiversity'. They sell our hori horis, and lots more, and Nick is a… Read More

Pasties with the Mann.

May or November?

8th November 2013 : May or November? It’s hard to say, because it’s never May and November at the same time, but I think, sometimes, I prefer November. Perhaps. Read More

Not in the Brochure One or two things didn’t make it into...

7th November 2013 : Not in the Brochure One or two things didn’t make it into the new Niwaki brochure - places were limited and competition was fierce. This curious little thing, the Kangaroo Pouch is actually half marsupial and half octopus, with it’s suckerey back that sticks to bathroom surfaces. Handy drainage… Read More

Fields, tree pruning, Landrovers, dogs. Much more fun than a day...

6th November 2013 : Fields, tree pruning, Landrovers, dogs. Much more fun than a day in the office. The sun even came out for a minute or two. The Cupressus glabra are starting to look good. Read More

It’s here!

5th November 2013 : It’s here! Read More

Thoughts on Cupressus Clipping

1st November 2013 : You need: - Cupressus sempervirens - a good ladder, preferably a Niwaki Tripod Ladder - some good shears, in this case 30" Okatsune jobs - secateurs for cutting out woody stuff - a dry day (there's a lot of looking up, and it's bad enough with clippings hitting you in the face and going down your… Read More

Cupressus Clipping

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