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Resin bound gravel

What are your thoughts on resin bound gravel between raised veg beds and as pathway next to a lawn?It will get mobility scooter use along with dog and children running and playing.Don't really want to use slabs or block paving if possible

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Gardener Exeter

Good morning you lovely bunch!!I have a distant relative who is looking for a gardener. I have asked what they are looking for but I imagine it's just to keep the place tidyMight be some landscaping to do also

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Foundations advice

Evening all

After some advice from the few of you who are involved in this game. Basically I have been asked to design and build a pool outbuilding. Changing area, pump room and large covered area for a table and pizza oven…

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Hot tub base

Evening :)

We have been really busy and are currently trying to work out what base to put down for a hot tub. Client reckons type 1 compacted in 50mm layers up to 150mm.. He is a rail engineer and thinks that the 4kn load put out by the hot…

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Outdoor cleaning

Evening,I have taken over a large grounds contract which has a fair few bin stores. They are all secure and are fully enclosed. But quite often they overflow with Rubbish and you get a horrid smell along with dirt all on the floor.Anyone recommend a…

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Advice on sunken turf

Morning, I have had a note from a client who's garden that we turfed before xmas. Basically it has sunk in places. The ground was heeled in really well and we had a good solid base to work off of. Now i am wondering if this has been caused by how…

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Lawn Irrigation

Good Morning,

My client is about to have us finish a new lawn for them. They have expressed an interest in having some sort of irrigation for the borders and possibly the lawn. Now obviously I want to do this before we…

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Moving Sleepers

Evening you lovely bunch! 

We have been asked to quote for the install of some vegetable patches. They want raised patches, fairly keen on sleepers.

Issue is we need to move 40 either around their house, through garden circa…

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Composite Fencing?

Is it as good as they say?

Client quite fancies some around their property. Current fence was a bodge and is rotten pretty much all the way round. Personally I was going to build them a really nice fence and treat with a long term paint…

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Pigeons

Evening all. 

We have an issue of wood pigeons nesting in a Laurel hedge preventing us from removing it. The Pigeon has only just started nesting and waiting 45 days for this pigeon to finish nesting is really causing issues to our…

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Machinery question

AfternoonI have been asked to quote for the clearance of 500m2 of garden. Access is 850mm,Lots of shrubs, brambles and trees. Trees will be removed, but what's the best thing for the the brambles and saplings?I contemplated a ride on brushcutter but…

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