Easiest/Best way to remove pups?
I want to remove some one-year-old pups from my mother sago. The are quite large, as is Mom. I am one of those people who does not trim all the lower fronds off the mother plant, so it's going to be pretty tough to get at those pups (unless I *do* trim off the lower fronds). I know to use a sharp knife, make a clean cut, don't pull on the pup, etc, etc, but what I can't figure out is how to get in there to the pups! Do you just suck it up, get on your knees and go in? I tried using a shock cord/bungee cord to hold up Mom's fronds, but there was just no way. That didn't going to work. Any tips or tricks to getting TO the pups?
Thanks and hoping to not having arms that look like pin cusions,