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Phil Voice replied to Daniel Johnson's discussion Staple guns for wire mesh fencing
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I don't have any direct experience but I did a search online at noticed that Stockade staplers are mentioned quite a bit.
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Hi Allwe have a large post and rail job coming up and as part of it need to install wire mesh to keep the customers pets in the past we have just nailed on. I am looking to buy a nail gun to speed up the process. Any recommendations for a heavy duty…
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Progreen Weed Control replied to Steven Mills's discussion Damage to lawns caused by badgers
"The nematodes are very temperature sensitive so its realistically going to be  spring now. Like Andrew says you need to check  what pest you have as the nematodes are specific to the pest - needs to be done now before the larvae dive down deeper int…"
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Jes Gardner replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Seaweed meal in borders
"Seaweed has been used here in Guernsey got years, mabe not so much now. Mainly on fields, collected from the bracket and spread then left for a while. The salt gets washed off and it starts to break down, then plowed in. There is also a chap drying…"
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Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Seaweed meal in borders
"Thanks Robbie. I came across your blog when I was looking into seaweed for lawn use earlier in the year  Very informative. "
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Steven Mills's discussion Damage to lawns caused by badgers
"Badgers ripped up the turf on the general play area of the playing field behind my house earlier this year, it looked like ploughed field, the council sent a couple of guys with rakes to try and straighten it up. They couldn't really do much, but it…"
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John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion matching mortar colour to original spec
"Thankyou David & Edward for your advice .
I was thinking along those lines of trial and error . 
Its such a small amount i went with what seems to be the quickest fix of mixing the mortar tone with mortar . 
It is a sandy yellow tone which i am tryi…"
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Andrew Watts replied to Steven Mills's discussion Damage to lawns caused by badgers
"The timing of nematodes depends on the grub - so you need to make sure. Eg for some chafers, its Aug to Oct, Leatherjackets could be April or Aug/Sep. Best to have a poke around and see what can be found.
Either way, the grub control will not be any…"
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Steven Mills replied to Steven Mills's discussion Damage to lawns caused by badgers
"Thanks Andrew - It sounds like the solution is going to involve a bit more work than I thought. Could we skip the aeration/moss control and go straight to a grub treatment at the right time? Would that be spring?"
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Andrew Watts replied to Steven Mills's discussion Damage to lawns caused by badgers
"It's most likely chafer grubs that they are going for - you'll need to confirm. Aeration and seaweed conditioners will strengthen root zone. You'll need to address the grubs with the correct nematode at the right time of year.
This time of year, it'…"
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Edward Fox replied to John Fulton's discussion matching mortar colour to original spec
"As Dave says it's trial and error.
You're not clear if a dye has been added to the original mortar.
In my experience its not often that a dye is used so then it comes down to the sand used. Local builders merchants will have a range on offer such as…"
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Staple guns for wire mesh fencing

Hi All we have a large post and rail job coming up and as part of it need to install wire mesh to keep the customers pets in the past we have just nailed on.  I am looking to buy a nail gun to speed up the process. Any recommendations for a heavy duty nail gun suitable for the job?   Thanks 

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Damage to lawns caused by badgers

Hi So as the title suggests, some of the lawns on a commercial site we manage have come under attack from badgers/crows.In a relatively short space of time they have made quite a mess and I'm trying to put together a bit of a plan in terms of managing it. These lawns are very mossy,making it easy for them to dig whatever it is that's attracting them there.I'm wondering if they are digging up grubs and whether this is something that could be treated so as to discourage them? Any ideas?

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matching mortar colour to original spec

I have to re point the gaps between some paving stones in a courtyard after some was blasted out by a firm carrying out pressure washing .  Most of the existing mortar left is sound so its just random areas that need doing but in a prominent place , The original colour is a light buff colour and i need to achleve the same spec as my client is very exacting .  Local builders merchant was very helpful and pointed me in the direction of ever build mortat tone and a bag of mortar but my question is…

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Wasn’t me guv...

Anyone else see this news item earlier ..... I guess once you’ve selected a tree you just gotta get it home :0) https://news.sky.com/story/shocking-image-shows-van-ragging-enormous-christmas-tree-11572557  https://e3.365dm.com/18/12/640x380/skynews-christmas-tree-van_4509783.jpg?bypass-service-worker&20181205195027 640w, https://e3.365dm.com/18/12/736x414/skynews-christmas-tree-van_4509783.jpg?bypass-service-worker&20181205195027 736w,…

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2 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge on Thursday

Seaweed meal in borders

 Evening all. I've only been using for a short while now but have been impressed with the results of liquid seaweed on my lawns. I am looking into using seaweed meal in borders.  We manage some quite large herbaceous borders and currently use a mix of manure, poultry manure and fish blood and bone as required.  Does anybody use seaweed meal? When do you apply, have you seen good results etc? In principle this seems like a very good product to me…

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