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James Boardman replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have a pair of Tobisho SR-1 secateurs but they have stayed for use at home. They are amazingly sharp and nice to use, I love the idea of them being hand forged. I use my Felco 8 at work and they get a battering but are easy to maintain. As said be…"
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Glen Stillman replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Thanks Jonathan, I think that's given me the kick I needed to get myself a set. 
Will report back in due course. "
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Billybop replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"yes the HSA86 is a great machine been using them for several years but when you compare it side by side with one of the HSA94's for example, the difference in build quality is evident, you get what you pay for to some extent. I like a new HSA86 regu…"
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Tony @SM replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"Hi Will. I have to agree with everyone on here. I bought the HLA85 this season and don't know how I ever used to manage! Like yourself I used to use the Stihl Kombi long reach (130) and didnt think the cordless would match up. It does. I started wit…"
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Tim Bucknall posted a discussion
We're looking a for a new cut-and-collect ride-on mower which can cope with lawns of a few thousand m2 and in particular, will cope in the wet.  I thought I'd settled on a Kubota G23-II with high-dump: but I've heard good reviews of the Iseki SXG323…
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Tim Bucknall replied to David Rigby's discussion Contracts and pricing
"Re the maintenance- something at the end of your quote along the lines of 'due to the averaging of charges over the year, if the contract runs for less than a year a final payment may be due  on termination if the payments made do not cover the work…"
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David Rigby posted a discussion
Hi all. I’ve got a couple of queries that I’m hoping you can share your wisdom on.I’m sure the answers to these are in the bog somewhere but I can’t subscribe this month as it’s been rather an expensive one for one reason or another. So I will join…
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Kubota or Iseki?

We're looking a for a new cut-and-collect ride-on mower which can cope with lawns of a few thousand m2 and in particular, will cope in the wet.  I thought I'd settled on a Kubota G23-II with high-dump: but I've heard good reviews of the Iseki SXG323. Does anyone have experience of either machine?

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Contracts and pricing

Hi all. I’ve got a couple of queries that I’m hoping you can share your wisdom on.I’m sure the answers to these are in the bog somewhere but I can’t subscribe this month as it’s been rather an expensive one for one reason or another. So I will join you all there in August!Firstly, I want to put my maintenance on 12 month contracts - how should I word the agreement so that cheekier customers don’t just use it to get a cheaper rate through summer then cancel the standing order come…

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Cut flowers.

Morning all hope everyone is  staying safe in these  intesting times we find our selves in.  I have a question about cut flowers...I've been considering growing on a small scale flowers specifically for cutting, I think that  due to the up surge of people looking to buy locally that there is a gap in the market for this type of product.  So my question is what are the legal responsibility required when growing and selling a product such as cut flowers I've read a little about plant passports…

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Safe chemical application and aftercare

Good morning,Hopefully someone may be able to help me.I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but we have found it to be more of a issue during lockdown. I look after properties where I apply a selective to the lawns, fertilse them infrequently and herbicide treat hard surfaces for weed control. All of that is fairly standard but where I am getting some feedback is when the signage is removed to declare the grass "safe". It isn't uncomon for chemicals to be blamed for everything under…

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5 Replies · Reply by Boris Pilfold 13 hours ago
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Compost teas and DIY liquid bio fertilizers in lawn care

Does anyone make their own compost teas and liquid bio fertilzers for the use in lawn care and / or plant care ? Seems to be a growing area with a lot more suppliers offering a wide range of products you 'brew up' and then apply to help soil heath either bacterially or fungally not to mention natural NPKs and minerals.I know the concepts have been around for ages but does anyone have experience of either using supplier certified compost teas etc or just making their own ? Any sites or books on…

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2 Replies · Reply by dan yesterday

Rhus typhinia tiger eyes

Evening one and all,Has anyone got good feedback on using The small shrub Rhus typhina tiger eyes?. I wanted to plant it by the front door of my house, with a bamboo root blocker around it.If it is likely to escape and run like Ronnie Biggs, then I will pass, but if anyone knows any better then feel free to share.  thanks Paul

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