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female landscaper/project manager – physic garden

Physic Garden – Project Manager / Landscaper Dec 19 – April 20 – part time – project based Freelance fee £8,000 Location – Nelson Lancashire Expressions of interest should include a letter, outline of relevant experience/CV and reference contact details by email to info@idlewomen.org by 20 Dec 2019   Idle Women the arts and social

Landscape Gardener (commercial maintenance)

We have an open position for an experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardener, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company due to contiuned expansion. Based in west Surrey, we work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: Experience in commercial grounds / estates maintenance with practical handyman skills Presentable

Experienced landscaper

Lawnswood Landscapes are currently looking for an experienced hard landscaper to work on a variety of projects Based in Southwick over the past 9 years we have established an excellent reputation for our work and now looking to expand due to our increased work load. The ideal candidate will need to have at least 4

Casual help with soft landscaping

Seeking  some temporary help at a 4.5 acre garden in Oxforshire. A friendly team, we need help with preparing the garden for an upcoming event. All aspects of soft landscaping and garden care, some hard landscaping useful too.

gardener / domestic garden maintenance

Due to continued expansion and demand for our services we are looking for a new team member to join our small successful garden maintenance business. The applicants should be enthusiastic, fit, hard-working and able to hit the ground running with a willingness to learn. a full clean uk driving license is essential (minor points accepted)

Maintenance gardener

We are looking for a full time maintenance gardener to join our busy team. We deal solely with private, top end gardens in the Richmond area of South West London. Applicant must have a working knowledge of common garden plants and experience with the usual maintenance tools. A driving licence is preferred. Applicant must be

Landscaper

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats. As the UK’s most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is  currently looking to

Hard Landscaping Specialist

Hard and soft landscaping specialist immediate start for the right person, must have construction skills in all areas ie block, stone, brick etc. good rates of pay, initially self employed. This is a great opportunity for the right person, as nearing 70 years of age I need to step back a little. So if you

Landscaper

Skilled landscaper required for immediate start with family run business installing high end landscaping projects in Gloucestershire.

Gardener required Saffron Walden

Great opportunity to work in a large developing garden  as Assistant to the head Gardener,  in a large country estate featured on our website. Also working at various other locations. Must be enthusiastic, hard working, motivated and a good team player. RHS qualified preferred. An ability to manage others and a Drivers licence.

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Wage rates.

I had a lad start in June on 85 a day. Put him up to 90 in Oct. Now he's asking for 95 as he says he is finding things tight. Wants the extra to cover his train fare to and from workHes 23 and a great labourer with some brickwork skills.I pay him on…

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Annualised hours

My busy periods come in peaks and troughs, to enable me to take on an employee I will need them to be doing more hours during busy periods and less in quieter months...   How many of you guys use annualised hours contracts for employment?Do you let…

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Harry@VWGS replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Thank you for all the replies so far, your wisdom is much appreciated, I hate having to replace vans as never know what to go for, thank you "
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Seth Burgess replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I have a Euro V engine so first generation of DPF. It's fine no issues. When it regens it blows smoke out a lot cleaning itself out (only happens when the exhaust gets hot enough and needs to be cleaned) So the occasional long drive will be fine.
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John F replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I can't comment on the despatch Harry but my four year old Citreon Nemo provides a really nice drive , smooth , precise steering , but this year has developed engine management faults , power drain which so far is  impossible to trace meaning its re…"
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Tony @SM replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Hi Harry, good to see you on here again! I have the Fiat Scudo which is exactly the same van as the Citreon Despatch,there is also the Peugeot Expert. All the pretty much the same just badged differently. It's an excellent van, fits 2 mowers side by…"
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PGM replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I have the new shape Peugeot Expert Pro Blue HDI, which is basically the same as the Citroen though I slightly prefer the look of the Peugeot front. I've had since new (66 plate), so for 3 years, and done just under 20,000 miles. I've been really ha…"
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Billybop replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"i have 2017 Hilux also, the dpf seems to burn itself off every 200 miles or so, a ten minute drive seems to be enough for it to do its work, it may do a burn on the longer trips sometimes but i wouldn't notice it, it's only evident when you stop and…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"My next van renewal may come a year after this hits the showrooms - I wonder if I'll find models within my budget then!
https://electrek.co/2019/11/27/ford-electric-transit-van-2023/
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Vic 575 replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I’ve had no issues with the Hilux, or the two previous ones I owned which also had the DPF’s. I only do 6k per year and given how busy I am you can imagine that they are all very short drives between jobs. The Hilux which was registered on 8-11-17 h…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Sorting what things out? Nothing's gone wrong, and I wouldn't expect it to. 
I don't fancy having to liaise with a Ford dealership. I get the feeling they're useless."
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dickyjim replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"A mechanic recently told me diesels won't be too good for short trips (which is what I do) because of the dpf in modern diesels. Do you guys have problems?. My vehicle is diesel but pre dpf so no problems. I also want a newer van, maybe petrol, if t…"
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Vic 575 replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Hi Dan, how have you found the Ford dealer when it comes to sorting things out?
21% BASC discount on Transits plus dealer discount on top."
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New Van for garden maintenance.

Hi everyone, looking at replacing van over the next couple of months, a new shape Ford transit or a new shape Citroen Dispatch seem to be catching my eye. Does anyone own one of these? Any particular models I should check out? Negatives or positives about either of the vans?  Many thanks Harry 

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New Builds and garden drainage problems

Hi all,I’m after some advice if possible.I’ve recently been doing some landscape work on a few new builds, but I’m facing the same problems. The ground is so wet and sludgy, it’s a nighmare to work in and not only that, I’m concerned wether the ground will hold up over time. ALL my clients have complained to the original contractors but they haven’t done much/anything about it.  Has as anyone come across this issue before?How did you resolve it?What is the main cause of this?I know over the…

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Hayter or Honda?! Or neither......!

Now then! Hope all are well and surviving the rain!Just looking for suggestions/general comments etc etc on roller mowers.  I bought a Honda mower a few months back, it doesn't have a roller but was bought for slightly smaller and more awkward jobs, I'm keeping it but need a mower which will lay down nice stripes etc.  To be honest I'm quite disappointed with the Honda, I bought it thinking I should get a Honda because it's a Honda...! But there's various things I just think are a bit naff on…

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10 Replies · Reply by Antony Phillips on Monday

Moss, Algae killer advice...

Hi all, does anyone have experience of the following products.  Algon, MMC Pro, Wet & Forget?  A customer would like a block paved carpark spraying on a regular basis to prevent moss and algae growth.  I'm trying to establish which is the better performer, value for money, coverage etc. etc.Any advice would be appreciated. 

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26 Replies · Reply by Dan Frazer Gardening on Monday
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3D garden design software search...

Hi All,I've been using Realtime Landscaping Pro 2018 software for a few months now, and am discovering its limitations. In some ways it is really good, and great value for money. It falls down a bit with creating varying ground levels, but it is also possible that I have not mastered that part yet. But the biggest issue for me is the lack of appropriate 3D models of plants. I find myself customising their 3D models, which is ok to a point, but there are not enough basic model options. Like no…

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Christmas holidays

How long do you take for chrismas holiday?I ready for a reasonable break but have now got 2 PAYE guys so have to consider what is reasonable to expect them to take.I was thinking to work until chrismas eve and to go back 6th Jan. That would mean 5 days of their 20 day holiday entitlement used up.I'd happily finish friday 20th but that would take another 2 days holiday off the guys and reduce what they have over the rest of the year. Seeing as that would more or less use up all their allowences…

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SISIS Osca justifies pitch investment

Once Warwick School had decided to invest in a new synthetic pitch, Grounds Manager Duncan Toon felt that the SISIS Osca 3 tractor-mounted oscillating brush was the only machine that could maintain the new surface effectively and truly justify…

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Pellenc launch latest battery technology

Pellenc has announced the release of their latest battery – the ULiB 750

Extra thin, compact and lightweight, the Pellenc ULiB 750 battery revises all ergonomic standards with an unequalled power to weight ratio.

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Etesia launch new Hydro 80 ride-on mower

Etesia chose SALTEX to officially launch the new Hydro 80 MKHP5 ride-on mower ahead of its official 2020 release.

The Hydro 80 MKHP5 can cut and collect in all conditions with the added benefit of a differential lock. The new model joins…

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