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Morning all,Not a riveting start to the 'spring' season. Trying to chalk this one off before my business reaches top speed. I'm just trying to build my understanding on GDPR so the time that I put into in is for sure the right work.I plan on…

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38 Replies · Reply by Geoffrey King on Tuesday
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Garden designer required

Hi,   I look after a largest garden in PR6 Chorley, Lancs.    They are looking for a garden designer to re design an area that is currently lawn and has a building on it that is being demolished.   Can anyone recommend someone whose details I can…

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1 Reply · Reply by mark bayley Jun 8

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David Benson replied to Adam Woods's discussion let's talk micro bore irrigation system
"if you can remove them put them in a pot with vinigar that will disolve the limescale"
3 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Adam Woods's discussion let's talk micro bore irrigation system
"Could you put an inline water softner in the system, dont know how this would affect the water pressure tho."
4 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Adam Woods's discussion let's talk micro bore irrigation system
"We have this problem as well and usually as they are so cheap we just replace them annually, I keep a few spares in the van in case of issues."
5 hours ago
Barry Mc replied to Paul McCann's discussion Mowing Prices in Northern Ireland
"I did a brain turd.
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6 hours ago
Ian Beck replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"OK, I'm not a gardener or a landscaper or a grass cutter. I joined the forum so as to find out which lawnmower to buy to replace my aged Hayter.
Anyway, I think that what I do may have some parallels with the core interests on here:
 
I spent 30 yea…"
7 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Paul McCann's discussion Mowing Prices in Northern Ireland
"40 hours @20 is £800??!!"
8 hours ago
Marie-Plews Garden Design replied to Derek Tucker's discussion Rise of the automower
"It also seems that they have become the 'in thing' for foxes to play with...and break / chew critical parts...:D"
11 hours ago
dan replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"id be  wary of some of the Fiskars recent products -- the spades and forks are shockingly bad -- good job they came with 25 year guarantees -- have had spade snap twice under light use and the fork tines bent heavily out of shape first day using it…"
16 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"Do they have wooden shafts Richard ?   Some of the cheaper tools pressed from steel and rivetted are really robust from my experience , I have a post spade which cost me £2 from a diy shop and its still going strong . 
I really have an issue with wo…"
17 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"This one looks like a solid indestructable beast , it would see me out if i can manage to keep going for the next 10 years . "
18 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion Half moon /edging tool recommendations
"I must admit this one looks like a functional robust option  for creating new edges . I prefer the blade shape and the T bar looks as though it wont work loose and rock . 
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18 hours ago
David Benson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Turfing in the summer
"if the builders have been using it for several months it will need rotavating 
nothing wrong with laying turf this time of year as long as it gets warterd as it should if a water meter is menshend it meens it will not . i do not think a seep (holey…"
yesterday
Graeme Crowder replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"I'm 5'11'' and I use my Kombi with an Oregon harness which is adjustable to a comfortable height. Having said that, I have replaced the Stihl loop handle with what I consider to be a far superior U shaped handle from an old Ryobi strimmer, so maybe…"
yesterday
James McSparron replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"I bought a used still FS 200.  It’s a powerful machine that attaches to a harness that fits comfortable to your torso. It is controlled by the handle bar system and is light and easy to swing in an arch when cutting. The cutting head, which contains…"
yesterday
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"I quite like my feet! Rather attached to them in fact. I've moved the loop handle but still don't get on. Perhaps my arms need stretching
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yesterday
Scott H replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.
"Yep, I'm 6 foot and find I bend my back slightly. I've found using the Stihl harness helps - for flat strimming I let the adjustment loop drop so the strimmer head angle is more flat, another way to describe is the kombi head is lower but supported…"
yesterday
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let's talk micro bore irrigation system

Does anyone have experience of these systems? A garden I maintain has them in a celler area for a patio garden, and window boxes. All installed by a specialist before me. It's fed by mains water. I think the little inline drop feed units are scaling up, we are in a hard water area. They have white crusty deposits, and aren't working Any recommendations for descaling them? I've already suggested feeding the system from a water butt. Thanks Adam  

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3 Replies · Reply by David Benson 3 hours ago
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Turfing in the summer

Just to give you some background before I ask my question After having an extension built and new patios etc, one of our weekly customers wants one of the the lawns re-turfing where the builders have been using it as a storage area for several months.  He asked me about it well over a month ago.  At the time, we were struggling to keep up with work and enquries and it seemed ages away, now all of a sudden we are here!  So I've kind of got myself in this position where I think he would be very…

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1 Reply · Reply by David Benson yesterday

Removing ivy From house.

Morning ladies and gentlemen, (late one) Ive been asked to quote for ivy removal having only done it twice before (and it being alot of hard work) but at the time i was working for somebody, so im looking for advise on what to charge i was thinking it will take me 1 and a half days. should i day rate it or is there a better pricing method as a few other houses in the villiage have also now enquired. i want to be competative to get the work.  Thanks in advance for any help you may give   Colin 

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8 Replies · Reply by PETER C yesterday

Azalea mulch

Hi all. Looking for a mulch for a large mature azalea/rhododendron border. I have been trying to find someone selling pine needle mulch/straw but having no joy. I understand oak leaf mulch is good too - I could bring plenty of that in from another garden. Any other suggestions or suppliers for the pine needles? Unfortunately due to the volume required going to bracknell forest to gather some isn't really viable  (or legal? ). Maybe a tree surgeon in high Wycombe area might have some pine needle…

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2 Replies · Reply by Glen Stillman on Friday

Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?

Hi, my work is mainly grass cutting and often get work that requires several days of strimming, as well as the usual lawns with neat edges etc. I’ll be replacing mine soon as it’s no longer as reliable as I’d like and want to see what people would recommend.  Main use will be grass, but often the grass is very overgrown and in boggy areas with plenty of brambles, so I want something powerful that will also take a lot of hammering. Would also have to be easy to control revs, for edging and…

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24 Replies · Reply by James McSparron yesterday

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