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Garden maintenance operatives – full and part time – Tunbridge Wells area

  Experienced gardeners – start a new and exciting career in 2018 Work in the Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Lewes and surrounding areas – 7 hour working days Full time – up to £26k, holidays, tools supplied Self employed,  £14.28 – £15.71 per hour Are you an experienced and/or qualified gardener looking for a new and

Landscaper

HortiServices Ltd are well respected Professional Landscapers in South Cambridgeshire, providing design, installation and maintenance services. Our success can be attributed to the loyalty of our customers, high quality of our work and our willingness to go the full mile for our clients. Due to our successful growth we are recruiting for landscaper/landscape labourer to

Hard Landscape Foreman

You will have at least 3 years’ experience of running domestic landscaping projects with project values ranging from 20k-150k, producing work on time to an exceptional standard. Key skills: – ·         Proficient at all aspects of hard and soft landscaping with experience of working with a wide range of materials and budgets. ·         A very

Experienced Landscape Gardener

  We are seeking an experienced hard landscaper to join our growing team. The prospective candidate must be proficient and experienced in, patios, decking, stone and brick walling, using site levels and familiar with drainage and be able to work from site drawings/plans. Must be able to work unaided and/or as part of a team.

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Cold Start Kick Starts Edgbaston’s Greens

Eddie Mills, Course Manager at Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham, believes that his fully integrated iTurf programme has helped him maintain his particularly stubborn clay-based greens to an exceptional standard.

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MATT replied to John Mathias's discussion Poor service from advertisng agency
"surely contract works both ways. they are failing to keep their side of the deal which is good grounds for you to terminate the agreement. try and get legal opinion on it first if fsb member give legal line a call if not bit research online and foll…"
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MATT replied to Lee Davis's discussion First Van
"alongside my lwb van i had a citroen relay tipper which i later got caged and it was brillyant for waste removal, downside you couldnt leave as much as a brush in the back for some thieving git climbing over. that said i did sell it last year and op…"
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Ben Pritchard's discussion Public footpath maintenance contracting
"V14 path strimming 3 metres wide £ 0.23/ metre
Andy
https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/ewgs-on009-standard-costs.pdf/$file/ewgs-on009-standard-costs.pdf
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4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Ben Pritchard's discussion Public footpath maintenance contracting
"Have you tried a Google search?
Andy
 
https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/component/option,com_docman/Itemid,6...
 
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5 hours ago
Scott H replied to Jason Creed's discussion Hayter 41 Pro
"Honda is so slow.
Took the HRX roller unit out for maintenance, what a pain, that did it for me, couldn't see myself messing around with that every year.
Cut wise, I like both tbh, ended up using either the Hayter or HRD, as both cover the ground qu…"
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Ben Pritchard replied to Ben Pritchard's discussion Public footpath maintenance contracting
"So that's 17p for 2 cubic metres? 1 along the floor and 2 up? I appreciate things vary, but didyou get good long stretches or was it piecemeal? Was it through an LA or an umbrella company like ground control or Glendale?"
7 hours ago
Jason Creed replied to Lee Davis's discussion First Van
"We've always used panel vans you couldn't leave a broken bootlace unattended where we are."
8 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion First Van
"Okay thanks Darren that’s very helpful. Think i’ll probably settle on a T5."
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John Mathias posted a discussion
Just wondered if anyone could offer some advice. I took out a 2 year advertising contract with a digital media company to advertise my landscaping services on a tv screen in the local post office. The service I have received to date is terrible star…
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Darren Walters replied to Lee Davis's discussion First Van
"Hi Lee, we have a T6 Transporter van and an old 4 door L200 pick up.  Our van has racking behind the bulkhead and will still take 4 (full to the top) bulk bags or more if you don't fill them so much. 
I started using the L200 pickup for lawn mowing…"
8 hours ago
Si @ GS replied to Jason Creed's discussion Hayter 41 Pro
"Hi Jason,
We are based in Preston so I can sympathise with the northwest weather! We bought a Hayter 41 Pro when they were first realised last year from Garlick garden machinery (our local dealer).
We find it alot easier to use on the new build hous…"
8 hours ago
Jason Creed replied to Jason Creed's discussion Hayter 41 Pro
"Used Hayter through the 80s and 90s, brilliant mower. Started to go down the nick especially in the wet in recent times. Honda are solid beasts, bit slow, okayish in the wet. If stripes weren't an issue i wouldn't stray from etesia which is what i u…"
9 hours ago
Paul Keeley replied to Jason Creed's discussion Hayter 41 Pro
"I've been thinking of getting one of these too.
Scott,
I have a HRX476. What would you say is the better mower Honda or the Hayter."
9 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion First Van
"Cheers. Thank you for the advise. "
10 hours ago
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Poor service from advertisng agency

Just wondered if anyone could offer some advice. I took out a 2 year advertising contract with a digital media company to advertise my landscaping services on a tv screen in the local post office. The service I have received to date is terrible starting with  them telling me it was live a good month before it actually was live, they make promises to do work which drags out for weeks and involves several emails from myself to get them to do anything they basically dont deliver what they promise…

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2 Replies · Reply by MATT 1 hour ago

First Van

Hi guys I started up my maintenance business in July and have been making do with our old Ford Fiesta for a vehicle since then! But I want to get a van for the coming season and had been set on a VW Transporter swb panel van. But having seen this dropside model Im wondering if that might be a better option. Im not concerned about not being ableto leave tools on it. But it may be a help with waste. I currently pay someone £10 per bag to take it away but customers dont like having it sat around…

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Hayter 41 Pro

Hello people, i noticed that a few of you ran the 41 pro last year, can i ask how it got on in the wet weather? I work in Merseyside and Lancashire where it rains 366 days a year and our house building companies like to build their properties on swamps and provide patches of lawn the size of my big toe. So the order of the day is small mower, with a roller and good or at least decent wet pick up. Will it cope or should i stick to the Viking 545?

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8 Replies · Reply by Scott H 7 hours ago

A new tree surgeon and arborist network in Scotland

Hi We are new to this comunity. We are Arborist Direct Glasgow the Glasgow franchise of Arborist Direct in the UK. We are a local arborist and tree surgeon business with a love for saving trees and their habitat whenever possible. Arborist Direct is a new company and we are hoping to grow with them. The idea is that experienced and capable professionals who meet the requirements to work with Arborist Direct can join together in marketing their services and if jobs come up that are either too…

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Mark up on supplying plants

Hi all,Apologies if this has been discussed, but here goes! I am increasingly being asked if I can supply plants for small jobs that I do as part of my gardening business and I have sourced a wholesale plant nursery locally that has reasonable prices but am wondering what a sensible mark up is? And does this cover collection and delivery or Is that normally an extra cost? Is it sensible to look online and in garden centres at prices and try to come in around or just below their prices as a…

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