The essential equipment for pruning is a pair of pruning scissors fitted onto a 2 metre pole - trade name Fiskars. They are a great invention - simple but have an enormous impact. Before pruning would have taken longer and involved dragging a ladder around the hillside so as to reach those higher branches. Now with your Fislars everything is within reach and so the pruning is quicker and less tiring - fatiga meno - as they say here.
We start again tomorrow so watch out for more..