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Landscaper Supervisor/Team Leader

Vibrant individual needed to join quality landscape design and build team in Cornwall. Applicant must have 5+ years experience in the industry, be skilled and competent in a range of hard landscape disciplines, be able to work to a very high standard and have great attention to detail, be able to guide and supervise a

Landscape foreman / Skilled Landscaper

We currently require a self-motivated skilled landscape foreman with a minimum of five years experience to take on this role. Their skills should include laying paving, brickwork, timberwork, laying setts, installing drainage and irrigation, turf laying and operating a 360 excavator. The applicant should be polite, able to work under pressure, lead by example and

Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

Overview This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover

Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Team Leader landscape maintenance

Landscape maintenance team leader working out of Rusthall in Tunbridge Wells. Great opportunity for career minded individual as future development for the right applicant is significant. You will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas around a number of commercial and residential sites throughout Kent and Sussex. Work to include grass cutting, hedge trimming, border

Landscape Gardener for commercial maintenance with good handyman skills (Surrey based)

* Current requirement * We have an open position for an experienced commercial landscape maintenance gardener with good handyman skills to join our company based in West Surrey due to expansion. We work across the South East predominately for commercial clients. The ideal candidate will have/be: · Experienced in commercial grounds maintenance, along with& soft

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Morning all, i've had the Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer for about 4/5 years but recently when i'm using it everytime i take my finger off the throttle the blades continue to move.Any idea's on how to fix the problem before i take it into the repair shop…
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Ben Carter replied to Phil Voice's discussion Fly tipper caught red handed
"The highway angency/council have been litter picking on the A5 last week, so far they have bagged the litter and left it on the roadside for collection (I don't know if they do this to show how much litter there is)  There must be a bag every 10 met…"
1 hour ago
Andrew Booth replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"Hi Darran i am thinking about a battery hedgecutter to cut vibration out but spent a lot of money on petrol equiment. What i wanted to ask you what ladder did you end up buying cannot make my mind up."
1 hour ago
Darren Walters replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I had the Stihl harness for mine, and it was helpful but the petrol engined Kombi melted a hole in the plastic basket that it sits in.  I took it back and they gave me a refund straight way.  Like Busy Bee said, we nearly always had hassle getting t…"
2 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"If my maths is correct 10 metre x10 metre x1.25 = 125 m3 that’s a hell of a hole to fill.please correct me  if wrong 
years ago at hortic college we needed a thousand ton to build a large mound and the cheapest way was to ask a groundwork’s company…"
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3 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Personally I would recommend they fence it off. I certainly wouldn't have anything to do with the destruction of a perfectly good pond - too few of them already!"
11 hours ago
Jon Ward replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Probably a lot more life in there than you realise. At least there is another pond. "
13 hours ago
Edward Fox replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Hi Ian, I,ve done loads of these types of job. First off, only use a disc for stubborn areas. Get yourself a mini pick (mine has a 750mm handle) and use that to hoick and lever out the pointing. If you are lucky whole lengths come out in one go and…"
14 hours ago
John Powley replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"All I can say is good luck!
 
There are many of us who would have not been as professional, that's for sure!"
14 hours ago
GreenPal Lawn and Stuart joined Landscape Juice Network
15 hours ago
alan wilton replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Use a disc to cut the old joints out.
Re point using a mix of 1cement, 1 Lime and 4 sharp sand, and water plus SBR gradually. Use a power mixer with a paddle to get a nice creamy consistency so this can be gunned into the joint. Slightly overfill th…"
15 hours ago
Ben Gooding replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Hi Andy,
Always disappointing when a client behaves in such a way and leaves a bad taste in your mouth etc, especially when you strive to do all you can and take pride in your work.  My advice would be to run a mile, if he's threatened you and your…"
18 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"We have had two of the petrol motors and found them to be hard to start after a couple of years, no other petrol,kit ever has done this to us! But I like the system as it takes up,less room in the van so was going to try the battery as the other bat…"
18 hours ago
Andrea Sinclair liked AndyCharles-EnborneGardeningCo's photo
19 hours ago
Roger crust replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I’m looking at buying this system , but can’t decide on petrol or the new battery system that’s coming out next month.
was also going to get the harness.
What would you recommend?"
23 hours ago
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stihl kombi extention

ive been using a stihl kombi with a 1m carbon extention its great but can be very tiring on the arms for long periods not due to the total weight of the machine more due to balance point, to combat this im thinking of constructing some sort of counter weight system to aid control and fatigue has any one tryed this or is there a product like this already Thanks

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Tricky customer

Hi all, I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared. So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease. I have a small company based in Leamington Spa. A couple of years ago we installed a gravel drive on an area which was previously a slabbed shed base at the top of a very short, steep drive. The purpose of the gravel area was to create a level section of the drive. We dug out to 200mm,…

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Converting a Pond to plant bed.

Hi all, One of my clients has a large pond that they now wish to fill in for safety due to new baby and the potential for disaster. They are happy to have it converted into a plant bed, however the initial priority is water out and then filled with the solid stuff. The pond is 10m diameter and 1.25m deep. I have not dealt with this issue before but do wish to sort it for them. My basic plan is: Pump out water Clear plant baskets, pump for fountain etc Create drainage through liner ( break…

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9 Replies · Reply by Luke brooks 2 hours ago

Bakker,s

i have herd on the grape vine that Bakker of spalding have gon bust for £33M, any body else herd anything my mum is a bit concernd as she has some outstanding plants that are paid for and cannot contact them tried three differant tel no 

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