Gardening is about creating joy and this quote from Alfred Austin (an English Poet) sums it up quite well.
Why Use a Hoe? – It’s a versatile tool, used to loosen and break up the soil, shaping soil (like forming beds), removing weeds and aerating the soil.
A Draw Hoe
Why Use Secateurs? - They are used for pruning shrubs and trees, cutting stems up to an inch but they can also be used for taking cuttings.
Anvil Secateurs – This is where one of the blades is sharpened and this then cuts downwards onto a flat block, a bit like the cutting action onto a chopping board (the anvil).
Bypass Secateurs - This is where the 2 blades pass each other and make a good clean cut. It works in a similar way to a pair of scissors.