"Deadhead plants that have served their time." The camera zoomed in as his secateurs cut back spent rhododendrons and lilacs. "Pruning back makes the rest grow stronger."
The previous night, those same secateurs had been used in the dark city streets to 'deadhead' a rough sleeper and a prostitute: a quick clip to the cartoid artery saw each off. Didn't even break the skin. James 'deadheaded' three a week, but the police were baffled.
James smiled at the camera again. "Cut back hard. Don't be scared."