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Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"Looks like Amazon Corp has had its wrists well and truly slapped...
Wonder if HSE has the backbone to go after potential illegal/counterfeit pesticides sales on Amazon and eBay in the UK ?
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-epa-reac&he...;"
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Gary RK replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"‘£25 to mow a lawn, you’re joking Guv, I can get me B&Q mower and it meself mate - it’s not hard.......’
Payroll, like accountancy is a service you can’t just value on purely a time or a perceived ease basis.
For payroll, you’re leveraging their kno…"
47 minutes ago
Adam @ SLGC replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"For us - ltd company, including payslips two directors on payroll - a lot of errors needing to be ironed out following our engagement of a firm of unsatisfactory accountants - £900.
We moved to a local, independent who got everything sorted out and…"
1 hour ago
Roy Parker replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"i am getting little if any feedback  on accounts or on going support our old account when we was farming would sit down and go over all the figues and give there views on how things were going "
1 hour ago
Roy Parker replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"i spoken to a local firm of accountants they quoted me 24 a week for 4 staff on weekly pay or 40 for monthly pay "
2 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"£15 per payslip? Are you having a laugh?
I know it is a long time since I did payroll, but it is not hard or time consuming o do it manually.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_dat...
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3 hours ago
Northern Arb Supplies posted a discussion
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4 hours ago
Sam Warren is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
5 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
ICL & Syngenta have updated and strengthened their popular Ultimate Offers by announcing the addition of two new packages for 2018. Ultimate Offers are a range of tank-mixes that contain various combinations of nutrition combined with the plant grow…
5 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"My new accountant charges £600 for year end and advice, bookkeeper (to be) wants £120/month inc payroll, plus accounting software at potentially £22 month = £2,304 + VAT.  We're not Ltd though.  Hmmm......."
7 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Historical accounts preparation & submission is useless to a business except for statuary reporting.
It’s no good waiting for year end to find you’ve overspent or are not profitable.
Management Reporting needs to happen monthly so you can run a busi…"
7 hours ago
Etesia UK posted a blog post
Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in supplying compac…
9 hours ago
Scott H replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"I was charged circa £800 for monthly payroll 2 staff and end of year accounts. Bookkeeping stayed in house so we had a full set of books to send off at year end.
Problems started when we made mistakes with expense categories, also found time was get…"
13 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Years ago, I had to plant a load of 1 year old, bare-rooted saplings.  I remember digging a hole, carefully placing it in the hole etc. The old boy I was with just made a slit in the ground with the spade, dropped the roots in and closed the slit up…"
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Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"I've planted lots of trees and genrally bare root whips are easy to plant in good conditions.  However, I have always experinced a high loss rate with Birch which doesn't make a lot of sense as Birch is one of the pioneer speices.  This could be dow…"
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Repointing a patio

Hi, I have laid a number of patios, but never had to re-point an old one. The patio in question covers the whole garden with soil borders. The slabs are all 45 x45 and there are 132 slabs in total. About 20 need to be lifted and relaid, maybe a few more once Ive bashed all the old mortar out. Some of the mortar is loose and will come out easily and about 50 % of it will need to be cut out or taken out with a hammer and bolster. My question is, what will this take in time roughly, and is there a…

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biodegradable weed control fabric

Does anyone have any experience using  biodegradable weed control fabrics?  There seems a lot of different options : from essentially rolls of paper / cardboard to mulch films ( 3-8 months degrade) , Jute mattings -- expensive ? degrades 18 months - to various new branded mulch mats -- degrades 3 years ?  Was looking at using for various planting jobs where problems weeds / plants need to be eradicated ( would imagine 16 months plus ? ) - leaving main planting to naturally expand and allow bulb…

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Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from the van.  In the past this happend through broken drive chains to the grinders live axle.  More recently, loss of drive while downloading in a car park owing to a disintergrating taper lock bushing on the hydraulic motor drive sprocket.  The taper…

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5 Replies · Reply by Mike Lish on Saturday

Stiga Twin Clip Mowers

Hi Going to purchase a new mower in the next month, Either going to go for a Husqvarna 551 or maybe try a Hayter pro. Ive now seen the stiga twin clip machines which have been shwon to me as an option by my local dealer. Has anyone else had experience with the twin clip or any other stiga machines?

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Etesia completes portfolio for Scamblers

Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.

First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in…

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How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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