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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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All 20 had to have their radiators replaced.. they all leaked.
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"IN a normal year Vic I would be doing exactly as you say - thats exactly my business plan.  Work Satudays not wet days etc  Not 2019 it was a battle.
ON balance, ignoring extreme weather mulching is the way to go."
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Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"It is interesting to hear about the different areas and weather patterns. I often wonder how anyone in our profession copes living in parts of the Country with high rainfall. Here in north east Derbyshire we are in a rain shadow. We are east of the…"
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"You were lucky with the fence - 3000 square is a trailer load !!
Fair points on fortnightly.  Folk round here want fortnightly to save cash - the attitude seems to be a grasscut is a grasscut so why pay for more.  I think realistically I would like…"
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Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"The 740 has V twin 18hp petrol. Fuel consumption is very consistent at three litres per hour. I think that is pretty good."
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Good start point.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Up2vuxZqC11aC6ti6
Did this with a toro recycler earlier this year - mulches, collects and side discharges.  roughly £650 new.  Stripes aren't the best, clogs up a bit in the wet like most, and the height s…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"That 3000m2 had a fence at one end and behind it was the tip for the grass, so in theory I could just tip every few lines right at the end, but in reality the hydro 80 wasn't up to it and even cutting 1/3 width strips it'd block up halfway along. Ha…"
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BCH Gardens replied to Christopher Schroeter's discussion Virtual Landline Number
"Used one a few years ago, it was a fairly good service, but I did notice the bills when I got more than a few calls.  They got steep quick. 
This is really business size dependent.  I don't think a landline is expected for solo guys/small business,…"
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Dan
I think there is roughly 40 miles as the crow flies between you and I, so you probably have the exact same weather issues and growth rates I do.   
I have one lawn I cut every 5 days its 2.5 acres and the owner is a little OCD..........it can st…"
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George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Appreciate your insight I think for next year I'm going to push mulching and look to get a machine bout for this purpose but also keep my collection machine so that I can switch between the 2 if needs be. Cheers."
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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Thats not easy and something you have to learn.  Its as much about reading the clients as managing their expectations.  Carefully wording an estimate to guide a client to an optimum solution for you both definately helps.   SOme customers you just n…"
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Virtual Landline Number

Hello Everybody, Does any one use a virtual landline for their business? When I started out I was looking at ways of making the business more professional. I personally dont like it when a company only has mobile numbers. I dont use a landline at home any more and most of the time there would be no one to answer it anyway. I found a virtual landline provider which is geographic, 01388 Bishop Auckland, so customers already know I'm local to them. It automaticvally diverts to any numbber you…

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Advice on mulching mowers

Hi Guys,I have been cutting domestically now for about 6 years I'm based in northern ireland  but been thinking of buying another ride on mower.I was wondering what the thoughts are on zero turn mulching mowers and whether there is more established grass cutting firms that use mulching mowers to cut domestic gardens on a fortnightly basis? Whether this is possible? I tend to think it may not be as growth rate might be too great for this type of mower.Also been looking around at kubota high tip…

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25 Replies · Reply by BCH Gardens 9 hours ago

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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