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John F replied to Landscape Juice's discussion Winter Economy Plan - HM Treasury
"True I remember that era well also and the mining communities never recovered , devastating . 
Enterprise allowance and satuarated markets , I worked at the bench in a jewellers but this trade went from strength to strength for obvious reasons…"
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Gary @ Landscape Juice Network replied to Landscape Juice's discussion Remembering Phil Voice
"Thanks Craig for this.
We'll both be raising a glass to his memory 👍"
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LAST year, on 28 September, the founder of the Landscape Juice Network, Phil Voice, died at his home in France surrounded by his family.
A long period of treatment for colon cancer sadly proved unsuccessful although during this time he had continued…
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Landscape Juice's discussion Winter Economy Plan - HM Treasury
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Landscape Juice's discussion Winter Economy Plan - HM Treasury
"Personally I became self employed in 1981 when Maggie created the recession that killed 20% of UK manufacturering companies.
I worked for my dad and spent a fortnight pricing half a dozen house extensions without winning any of them, I sorted out…"
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Billybop replied to Danny Hyland's discussion Autumn Start Up....is it worth it?
"If I was starting from scratch again now I would probably build up my client base using some kind of introductory offer to win the potential regular jobs, making it clear from the out set that it's exactly that and will be cranked up a bit as time…"
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John F replied to Danny Hyland's discussion Autumn Start Up....is it worth it?
"Great name , very memorable , I am in the North and see Kent as a rich seam of garden opportunity .
Like i have mentioned i have made a miraculous recovery this month after a lean summer and a decimated customer base , If this can happen in the…"
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Remembering Phil Voice

LAST year, on 28 September, the founder of the Landscape Juice Network, Phil Voice, died at his home in France surrounded by his family. A long period of treatment for colon cancer sadly proved unsuccessful although during this time he had continued contributing to the site despite his illness. During the last few weeks Phil worked with his daughter, Fleur, on outlining what he hoped the future of the Landscape Juice Network would hold. He wanted the site to continue to help landscapers develop…

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1 Reply · Reply by Gary @ Landscape Juice Network 1 hour ago

Ego backpack harness with multi tool

Hi all. Have any Ego Power owners on here successfully paired a backpack harness + adapter with their multi tool? I bought a harness yesterday and tried it out with the multi tool, but it stalls every 5 secs until you release the trigger and try again, it also does this with the chainsaw. I've now read the reviews section on Ego's website and it appears I'm not the only one to have the issue. I'm returning it tomorrow as it's really not fit for purpose.Just like to know if anyone else has had…

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Winter Economy Plan - HM Treasury

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has taken swift action to save lives, limit the spread of the disease to avoid overwhelming the NHS and mitigate damage to the economy. The steps taken to slow the spread of the virus required unprecedented restrictions on people’s lives and on businesses’ ability to operate. In response to those restrictions, the government took action to protect jobs and livelihoods and support businesses through the deepest global recession in…

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Autumn Start Up....is it worth it?

Good afternoon all. I've got 5 years experience as a gardener/groundsman, but I've been out of the industry for several years now. My personal circumstances have now changed, so I'm looking to get back into all round domestic and commercial garden maintenance and gardening as a career, but this time working for myself. I'm in the Bromley/west Kent area. But as we come into autumn, would it really be commercially viable to start up now? I would be keen to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks in…

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18 Replies · Reply by Billybop 17 hours ago

Garden Design Software

I was wondering if anyone has any opinions about garden design software?  Good ones to go for?  Bad ones to avoid?  I am currently drawing freehand but would like to computerise the designs and hope that will make things easier.I have done quite a bit of research, including searching this forum, but have yet to find a balance view on any software!Thanks in advance.

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