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I'm having some issues with a new employee, he has been with me for 1 month. Everything was going well and I eased him in, however the last 2 weeks haven't been good. He arrived in on week 3 (monday) asking for a couple of hours off to take his son…

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Jonny Armour replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Ivy on Wall/House... Advice!!?
"Firstly, thank you everyone for your responses and advice!! The client has been given the 2 options- cut at the base/roots and leave to die for now or remove the whole thing! Either way it will also depend on any birds nesting of course. Believe it…"
3 minutes ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Gary RK's discussion Another Stihl GB own goal ?
"Don't know but my last "handover" was anything but. It was on the floor of the showroom I just picked it up and went without any conversation at all about it.
Interestingly I used it for 2-3 minutes and it stopped after some head scratching I checke…"
21 minutes ago
Adam Woods replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Ivy on Wall/House... Advice!!?
"Geoffrey is right - it is easier in my opinion when it is green, if you cut its roots then try it will be harder because it is more brittle - I did this one off a ladder in 2 days.... hard work + it took up around 12 bulk bags ... surprisingly bulky…"
25 minutes ago
bernie reddington replied to andrew magill's discussion what sort of working trousers do you use in winter ?
"Jeans with waterproof trousers over them in winter/wet/windy weather. "
28 minutes ago
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Green Girl Garden Care replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Four more bank holidays
"I'll raise a beer to you both this may day!"
44 minutes ago
Simon replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Ivy on Wall/House... Advice!!?
"Exactly at David says! Its a particularly dusty job and not one for someone who is afraid of spiders!!"
49 minutes ago
Tony @SM replied to Ben Gilg's discussion Weibang oil/grease leak
"I wondered (as I've just got the same mower), if there was any further news on this? I've had no problem meself for what it is worth."
51 minutes ago
Tony @SM replied to Ben Gilg's discussion Weibang oil/grease leak
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53 minutes ago
Geoffrey King replied to Jonny Armour's discussion Ivy on Wall/House... Advice!!?
"I've been regularly pruning Ivy for 11 years, Personally use secateurs and a patio knife (the flat hooked ones).  Use tools that have very bright handles, so if they fall, I've got a chance of finding them again.
Try to avoid doing it when it is wet…"
2 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Gary RK's discussion 'Windy' lawn care programs
"No idea about that sorry for the derailment but I've just been snowed on!! Then sleet then really ********ing freezing rain so I gave up!
Hope you get an answer though:)"
3 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to andrew magill's discussion what sort of working trousers do you use in winter ?
"Strauss Motions for me. Summer and Winter. I do get a waist size too big intentionally however to give a bit more flexability in that area."
6 hours ago
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