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Dave Colton replied to Allan Steele's discussion Alternative chain for Stihl MSA 200 C and HT-Km pole pruner
"I use rotatech chains and they have been very good, I use them on my chainsaws and my pole pruners and from a price point you get 2 chains for the price of a stihl one. They hold a good edge and sharpen easily. The one point I would make is there is…"
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Dave Colton replied to Edward baker's discussion What to wear while spraying
"I use tyvek suits and 2 pairs of vinyl gloves when spraying,  I dont use a face shield but when applying biocides I do use a ffp3 mask. A face shield is normally only required when handling the concentrate during the initial mixing. Others will cert…"
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Edward baker posted a discussion
As above, I know what I should be wearing but what do people actually use? Paper suit, gloves and a face shield?? And yes I am qualified, but it's a long time ago! 
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Allan Steele posted a discussion
Hi AllI am looking for an alternative chain for MSA 200 C and HT-Km pole pruner and wondered if anyone could recommend one please
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Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"This Garden Planner seems to be all fine with the scale side of things - I haven't noticed anything wierd there....? I've got the plan loaded into my Surface Pro, and another good thing is while I'm on the job, setting out the plants, if I need to c…"
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Nicola Berry replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Hi Karsten, yes I meant a 2D graphic in plan view, saved as a  component so I can generate a report to get the right quantities.  I know what you mean about the 2D face-me graphics, they are an irritation and move around from where you’ve placed the…"
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Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Hi Jane,
Yes, the Garden Planner is truly a simple software compared to Sketchup (I like to call it Ketchup! ((~8). I can easily see why you wouldn't use it after getting established with Sketchup. I wouldn't even say it has plant lists, just genera…"
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Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Yes Nicola, who wouldn't hanker after Vectorworks ((~8When you say a 2D plant graphic, do you mean 2D in plan view? This Garden Planner, I'm discovering, is relatively simple, but really seems to go right to the limits of its simplicity. What I like…"
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Dave Colton replied to Rob's discussion Reccommendations for industrial weed killer
"They both contain flazasulfuron so to all intents and purposes they are the same."
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Jane Harries replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Hi again Karsten,
I've just had a look at the Garden Planner.  A nice simple tool.. But I am too far down the line with Sketchup to get this.  I was looking to have one that produced a plant list, but this has too few plants.  You can build up a lib…"
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John hall replied to Rob's discussion Reccommendations for industrial weed killer
"Is this chikara the same as katana which is purchased from sheriff amenity
i work for a local authority and we use glyphosate and katana mixed on gravel roundabouts I must say they stay weed free for most of the season 
we have used proshield before…"
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Jane Harries replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Hello Karsten,
I too hanker after Vectorworks but use Sketchup.. If you have a sketch of a design you want to put in 3D you can import a jpg of your drawing into Sketchup.  If it's to scale you make the faces 'Xray' and draw over the sketch, then us…"
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Nicola Berry replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design Software 2D to 3D; 3D to 2D
"Hi Karsten, I’m a garden designer and I use SketchUp, it’s really a good tool for the job (although I hanker after Vectorworks). You can switch between views really easily, especially if you set up ‘scenes’ in the model, which is very simple to do.…"
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Spraying calculations

I'm looking for a better spraying calculation sheet. I trained at Capel manor, and the one I got from there is good, and useful, but it doesn't take in to account water rates for products. Anyone have a good one I could use?In the interest of share and share alike, this is the one I'm currently using: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eNiWk8S1s3Kz80kkMPsgu7_4cu7YM-BXM_hBljZIAWo/edit?usp=sharing - so that may be useful to someone!

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Lawn Mower Problem

Hi all, Hoping I can get a bit of help. I have the Hayter Harrier 41 Pro which I only purchased for use this season so only done about 4 and a bit months worth of cutting so far, and I only cut grass 3 days per week, and today as I was loading it into the van this massive spring fell out of it and was clearly broken off at one end. The mower still seems to run OK but the height adjustment is noticeably more difficult to do so I am wondering if it something to do with that. Anybody know what it…

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Reccommendations for industrial weed killer

I am  working on a job that requires scortcherd earth when it comes to weeds over a large area  that consists of hardcore, soil, sand and other aggregates.Can anyone reccommend  a powerful weedkiller that can be   put into a spray backpack, ideally that  can also lay on the ground and stop anything else coming up.Regards,Rob

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What do i need to do to get an apprentice? Is it difficult

Hi everyone After working 6 daus a week for last 5 weeks and feeling and still receiving more job requests for regular garden maintenance  I am seriously considering taking on an apprentice...im currently a one man band and have weekly and fortnightly customers and  would be really interested in whats involved, how much to pay what time tgey may need for college or not? If anyone has done this this year and knows what i need to do or pit falls etc i would really appreciate any and all feedback?…

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2 Replies · Reply by Adam Woods yesterday

Lawnmower for Domestic Use

I need to replace a 15 year old 18" Mountfield 4 wheel rotary mower, which will no longer free wheel.It's for domestic use only and we have three areas of lawn which only amount to approx 120 square metres in total, so thinking of going down in size to a 16" or 17" mower.As the lawns are small, I have a lot of edges to mow and I seem to manage to scalp the lawn edges on a fairly regular basis, so thinking of getting a roller machine this time.I am buying on the basis of ease of use and…

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Dennis PRO 34R Works Wonders for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have recently purchased seven Dennis PRO 34R rotary mowers and deputy head groundsman Anthony Parker claims they have made a huge improvement to turf maintenance operations at both the Molineux Stadium and the…

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