Has been around for centuries
Needs no advertising
Has had no noticeable improvement for decades
Yet everyone needs this product
And the average household has seven!
We could not think of the answer. Can you? It's scissors!
How valuable scissors are in the garden! Pruners, loppers, shears and even just lowly, plain scissors are very much needed and appreciated by the gardener. I remember reading that HRH The Prince of Wales' gardeners (not being English, I hope I titled that correctly!) go around cutting grass edges with scissors. Not grass shears. Regular scissors.
Working each area around my garden, plants are not safe from my cutting tools. I trim the dwarf indian hawthornes that encroach onto the path. Ivy is cut back. So, too is the asian jasmine. Hedges are given a good trimming. Roses are pruned. Even trees are not safe!
In this picture of a relaxing area in my garden, there are holly hedges, boxwood hedges, roses and trees that have all been subjected to one type of scissor or another. Like a good haircut that enhances the face, this garden would be completely different if not for the annual trimming it receives.
This week I am busy in the garden using all the different types of gardening scissors. I enjoy this chore. I know when I start giving the garden its haircut, summer's beauty is not far away.
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." - James Openheim