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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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Colin Hunt replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"If the slabs are not soundly bedded, you are opening a can of worms Ian. It could be that the reason for the pointing failing is slight movement, in which case yours could do the same.  
450 X 450 slabs wont take a lot of knocking to dislodge even t…"
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Colin Hunt replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"I reckon that just about covers it Gary!"
3 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Birch just seem to take exception to being dug up and moved. 
Mind you, we had to move a beautiful 20 years old specimen from an enclosed garden quadrangle which was being redeveloped.  When access was available, we called in Ruskins who soon had it…"
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lee boyce replied to Judi Samuels's discussion Timber groynes installation..
" Would mix concrete up as alot stronger than postcrete which will break up as sleepers are heavy"
9 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Judi Samuels's discussion Timber groynes installation..
"A little tip.
To kickstart aging of bolts, pop them in a bbq for an hour (especially if they are galvanised). 
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10 hours ago
Judi Samuels replied to Judi Samuels's discussion Timber groynes installation..
"Hi Ben, this is how the garden turned out in reality. Next is the planting and summerhouse in the top right-hand corner next to the beach feel garden. Do you see the upright timber groynes.. love it and so do my clients. Thanks so much for your advi…"
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Judi Samuels replied to Judi Samuels's discussion Timber groynes installation..
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"A few weeks ago I spoke to someone who had come back empty handed having been to buy a herbicide that they have used for years, because this year the supplier insisted on proof of training to use the product. 
I think the rogue suppliers are getting…"
19 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"I have to own up and admit that my mother worked as a tax officer, so I had an advisor to hand, I also did a O-level in accounting at evening classes just scraping a pass.
If you have completed payroll completely by hand you will realise that it isn…"
19 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"Soil fertility solutions are selling Glyfer on Amazon again with no mention that you need to be qualified to use it, but the same product on their site states you need a PA6 to apply it."
20 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
" 99% of of the pro stuff has been removed from Amazons UK site but you can still buy 25ltr of Rosate 360 from Agrigem on there with no mention that it is a professional product and that you need training. We need to pay for out PA quiifactions and p…"
20 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"Looks like Amazon Corp has had its wrists well and truly slapped...
Wonder if HSE has the backbone to go after potential illegal/counterfeit pesticides sales on Amazon and eBay in the UK ?
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-epa-reac&he...;"
22 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"‘£25 to mow a lawn, you’re joking Guv, I can get me B&Q mower and do it meself mate - it’s not hard.......’
Payroll, like accountancy is a service you can’t just value on purely a time or a perceived ease basis.
For payroll, you’re leveraging their…"
22 hours ago
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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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Repointing a patio

Hi, I have laid a number of patios, but never had to re-point an old one. The patio in question covers the whole garden with soil borders. The slabs are all 45 x45 and there are 132 slabs in total. About 20 need to be lifted and relaid, maybe a few more once Ive bashed all the old mortar out. Some of the mortar is loose and will come out easily and about 50 % of it will need to be cut out or taken out with a hammer and bolster. My question is, what will this take in time roughly, and is there a…

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biodegradable weed control fabric

Does anyone have any experience using  biodegradable weed control fabrics?  There seems a lot of different options : from essentially rolls of paper / cardboard to mulch films ( 3-8 months degrade) , Jute mattings -- expensive ? degrades 18 months - to various new branded mulch mats -- degrades 3 years ?  Was looking at using for various planting jobs where problems weeds / plants need to be eradicated ( would imagine 16 months plus ? ) - leaving main planting to naturally expand and allow bulb…

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5 Replies · Reply by John Fulton on Monday

Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from the van.  In the past this happend through broken drive chains to the grinders live axle.  More recently, loss of drive while downloading in a car park owing to a disintergrating taper lock bushing on the hydraulic motor drive sprocket.  The taper…

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