Wakasaya Topiary Clippers10th June 2009 • I Couldn't Do Without • Stephanie Donaldson
My fiendishly sharp Japanese Wakasaya Topiary Clippers (£39) from Niwaki. It will soon be time to trim the box plants and these are the perfect tool for the job (just think of all that Japanese cloud pruning). Company founder, Jake Hobson, recommends that a bucket of water is kept handy containing a dash (no more than 5%) bleach. By dunking the blades in this it stops resin clogging the blades and prevents spreading disease between plants.