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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

Gardener

Brief Thegreenlawnsmith is a small business with opportunities for individual development and growth. We are a close knit team and we care for each other and our clients. We have positive working relationships with one another and a warm culture which places excellence, community and accomplishment at the forefront of our activities. Role Gardener and

Specialist Technician / Engineer

Overview Specialist Products & Support Technician Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the servicing and repairs of a range of cutting edge grass cutting and robotic battery powered grounds machinery. With a range of skills and attributes

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Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"I’m trying to picture what has happened in my head.
Is there are problem with clay heave? Is the clay pushing the membrane up through the stone?
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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 Leamingto…
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Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Its funny that any rootballed stock that i have planted have done Ok its just the bare root stuff! glad its not just me!
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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 th…
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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!"
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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"
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Phil Voice replied to Judi Samuels's discussion Timber groynes installation..
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To kickstart aging of bolts, pop them in a bbq for an hour (especially if they are galvanised). 
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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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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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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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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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