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Glen Stillman replied to Ed Fox's discussion Ex-employee posting pics of my jobs on his website
"I was going to say the same, is he competition in your area?
Re the designer, all you can do is explain the situation and apologise, as long as you are keeping your word with them. "
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Vic 575 replied to John F's discussion Hedge Combing ?
"It looks to be a job done by hand without any rake or implement. So just a matter of manually rearranging branches and new growth into a more aesthetically pleasing and a more beneficial state for good and healthy future growth.
Of course you would…"
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Graham Taylor replied to Ed Fox's discussion Ex-employee posting pics of my jobs on his website
"Unless he's actually in your area competing against you for work, is it really worth getting worked up about?   As you say, he was working on those projects so it doesn't seem too unreasonable to use the photos.though perhaps he could add something…"
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John F replied to Ed Fox's discussion Ex-employee posting pics of my jobs on his website
"Business is all about integrity Ed , hence your post I dont feel you will be doing the guy any favours by not pointing him in the right direction .
Obviously its better for both parties to try and stay on good terms as it could work out to mutual…"
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John F replied to John F's discussion Hedge Combing ?
"Thanks Yes . I googled that also , its the only reference i could find combing vines . 
I can imagine a vine to be full of withering leaves this time of year and could be infested with  a wisteria and clematis growitng through it something like a…"
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Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Hedge Combing ?
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Hedge Combing ?

Is there such a technique as '' hedge combing '' not cutting !I have had a request to comb a hedge which surrounds  garden . I have not seen the hedge but its described as evergreen and long but they dont know for sure .  never had to comb a hedge is it a procedure or technique used on a specific type of evergreen hedge ?Thankyou.

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10 Replies · Reply by Vic 575 3 hours ago
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Ex-employee posting pics of my jobs on his website

Happy New Year to you all. Been a while.What should i do about an ex-employee who has set up his own business and used a selection of photos of my projects on his website.All the images he has used are of areas that he was involved with.However he never asked my permission and also one of the jobs was for a designer i do work for and she has requested that i credit any images i use where she has designed the work. He obviously has not done because he is not aware of her requirement. That alone…

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9 Replies · Reply by Glen Stillman 3 hours ago
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Quick books or other digital accounts.

Hi guys. move just started a trial with quick books (£4 a month) but I can't get on with it. the catagories don't really match with my purchases. if I buy fuel and put it in van expenses it' then becomes a dissallowable expense in the tax form, but if I put it in travel, it's allowable. my grèèn waste tipping, tool purchases, ppe and sundries have no set catagory, so have to go in the " other business expenses " and become disallowable " again. Im getting the feeling that quickbooks isn't the…

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4 Replies · Reply by Paul Baker 19 hours ago
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Contractor sought to clear scrub and install fencing in wood near Banstead, Surrey

Good afternoon,I am looking to enclose an approximately 0.25 acre clearing within scrub/woodland with around 150 metres of fencing. The site is near Banstead in Surrey and has good access off a bridleway. Although planning permission has been granted, owing to the perceived ecological value of the site, the council have imposed certain conditions stating that work must not be performed during bird-nesting season and an ecologist must be on site to monitor any clearance work to be performed…

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Stihl and Toro dealers.

Hi everyone,  My Local dealer is closed due to COVID, can any recommend a Dealer in either Surrey are or West Sussex that deal with Stihl, I also I need a Toro dealer with good after sales/servicing etc. Would appreciate any recommendations. Many thanks Harry 

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7 Replies · Reply by Luke brooks on Wednesday
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Bonfire and wet leaves - help

Hello everyone!I want to ask all of you, how to lit the massive pile of wet leaves without using a petrol?I was trying to set the fire with old cardboxes, and dry branches, but everytime when I want to add the leaves, fire getting choke  and gone in minutes.What to use to get a high temperature inside, and long last fire? Thanks!

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15 Replies · Reply by Luke brooks on Wednesday
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New Chainsaw needed.

Hi Everyone, Happy new year, the time has come for me to purchase a new chainsaw, I don't use it very often but my 20 year old Stihl 023 saw is in need of retirement. Any recommendations for its replacement? I only really need it for cutting up fire wood, needs to be around a 16 inch bar and ground work only. many thanks in advance. Harry 

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22 Replies · Reply by Billybop yesterday
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