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keith j donnelly replied to James Todman's discussion Can anyone recommend a good ladder for hedge cutting?
"Niwiki japanese prunning ladders. Tripod adjustable leg, great for uneven ground, leg allow you to get  close to tops.lightweight. Great range of hights and tools"
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keith j donnelly replied to James Todman's discussion Can anyone recommend a good ladder for hedge cutting?
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Matthew Moore posted a discussion
Hello,Im just getting into gardening and landscape work... I was using a fairly powerful petrol Makita Strimmer, but having experienced rather disconcerting effects of vibration on my nerves and reading about Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome, I decid…
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Graham Taylor replied to T & S Plants's discussion green thumb what do you know?
"Not so sure £60 is "cheap"..............You can buy a bag of Evergreen from loads of shops for under £20 and it treats 400sq metres..............  10 minutes work and you're £40 up on the deal plus they're probably getting the stuff significantly ch…"
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Richard Gadsby replied to Adrian Noble's discussion Pretty Flowers
"Not disagreeing with you as I don't know.
I just know it's not late spring over there.
That was the reason for my statement.
Do the flowers last a long time?"
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Tom Beevor replied to Adrian Noble's discussion Pretty Flowers
"Richard, the plants develop their flower spikes during a cool period and flower as it begins to warm up. I have witnessed it first hand and read about it https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=847"
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Steven Mills replied to Rusty's discussion Recommendations for pro level grass strimmer?
"We've been using the sthil FS90'S for a few years now and they've managed to cover all of our needs ie trimming round after domestic mowing or heavier clearing work."
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Stihl battery kit run times?

Hi everyone, can anyone give me a rough run time on the following Stihl battery machines, I would like to know how many AP300 batteries Per machine I would need for a total daily run time of 4 hours per tool........... Work being done is only light hedge trimming work and weekly cut lawn edges for the strimmer, 1/ Stihl HSA86 hedge trimmer, 2 /Stihl HLA85 long reach hedge trimmer, 3/ Stihl FSA90R strimmer, thanks for your help, Harry

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Health and safety advice for working outside in hot weather

Outdoor working When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual's effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls for example: Working in the sun What is the problem? Too much sunlight is harmful to your skin. A tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged. The damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in…

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29 Replies · Reply by Steven Mills Aug 14
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Cordless and the rain

I'm getting drawn towards going down the battery route. Spoke to my Stihl dealer and asked how they fair if the get soaking wet in the rain.  He gave me an answer, but experience tells me that he didn't really know and was just waffling. Anyone had any experience of water caused problems with battery tools?

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18 Replies · Reply by Billybop yesterday

Honest advice for starting a garden maintenance business

Morning folks,I spent a couple of weeks reading through the various topics and advice threads on this finally built the courage to ask you guys for some well needed advice ! I'll give you some background to myself so you can advise better .I'm a police officer of 10 years. After several circumstances and changes to the force it's just not for me at all ( most people say are you mad leaving that to do gardening) but honestly working shifts, not seeing my kids for a week or 2 , pay cuts, longer…

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