IF YOU consider yourself green fingered, the latest tool from Pellenc may interest you. The French manufacturer has just launched Li-ion battery-powered pruning shears.

Said to be a lightweight, long-running tool, the shears” lithium-ion batteries will run for three days before having to be recharged. The shears will hack through branches of up to 30mm (1.2in) in diameter. Distributed by Kent-based Lamberhurst Engineering, prices start from 857 (01892 890 364 or www.lameng.com)