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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.

Hard Landscaping Assistant

We are looking for a landscaping assistant to join our friendly team building high quality gardens for our customers in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to be part of a growing business. To be suitable for this role, you must be: – Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Experienced Hard Landscaper

We are looking for an experienced hard landscaper to join our friendly team building high quality gardens for our customers in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to be part of a growing business. To be suitable for this role, you must have a minimum of 5 years

Skilled Hard Landscaper

Experienced hard landscaper required to carry out fencing, concrete forming, walling, patio laying and all manor of bespoke hard landscaping projects. All spec and material will be provided as well as labour where required. Must hold a valid UK driving license and be able to complete all job requirements with current knowledge and skill. Our

Landscape Assistant (Skilled)

We are a small  family run landscaping business based a few miles from Clevedon, North Somerset. We offer a wide rage of services from hard and soft landscaping to maintenance and tree work. We work with a mix of private clients and commercial customers including one of North Somersets top fishing and camping venues. We

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Paul Doyle replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"I would second all of that!"
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Graham Taylor replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"I always go from left to right..... Reckon it's to do with being left-handed.   As Dave says, use a D handled strimmer...... I find no harness at all is best.  Everyone's different though"
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Colin Hunt replied to Michael Collins's discussion Turfing cost - opinions
"When broken down, a large job is only a number of smaller jobs put together and if you feel you want to have a crack, then that is how I would approach this project. Roughly prep the whole area and order the turf in 'bite-sized' deliveries if you ca…"
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Colin Hunt replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Cord not too long. On longer grass, right to left sweeping movement - imagine you are using an old fashioned sythe and maybe 2 or 3 passes.  On shorter grass I keep the head almost flat, with a similar movement........and concentrate!!
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Tim Wallach's discussion Anyone looking for a subcontractor at affordable rates?
"The posts  on nextdoor.co.uk are enough to make you cry at times."
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Dave Colton replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Use a strimmer with a D handle and use a shoulder strap not a harness, you can then set the height of the strimmer constantly so that should stop the scalping."
19 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Practice. Maybe lengthen the strap a little so the strimmer hangs a touch lower. "
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Sean Clarke replied to Tim Wallach's discussion Anyone looking for a subcontractor at affordable rates?
"If he charged £60 a day he could afford his own extension lead after a couple of days, sky’s the limit then."
19 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Everyone has their own technique that they hone over the years, personally I like to strim from right to left with the strimmer head angle at about 30* on the 9o’clock/3o’clock plane. Longer, rougher grass I’m not so fussy about, just need to concen…"
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Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"Light on the dash, what are these luxuries you speak of? Even if there was a light it probably wouldn’t work, it’s a Land Rover!"
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"But that is what the light on the dashboard is for."
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Chris Bradley posted a discussion
Hi guys I’m new to the network love the community you have on here and I’ve learnt loads without been a member from browsing on google ive been doing maintenance for a year now as a job, I love it and I’m confident on all kit, apart from strimmers s…
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Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"It’s a genius system, it even lets you know when you’re out of oil when it stops dripping on the driveway."
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Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"I agree, oil changes on a mower can be completed in 5mins and cost less than a pint down your local. Bit of a tongue-in-cheek comment comparing it to the Landy! Although small top-ups are fine as part of day-to-day upkeep of our machines. I’ve never…"
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Strimming techniques Need help!!

Hi guys I’m new to the network love the community you have on here and I’ve learnt loads without been a member from browsing on google   ive been doing maintenance for a year now as a job, I love it and I’m confident on all kit, apart from strimmers  sometimes i ‘tiger stripe’ or occasionally scalp, I use the harness strimmers mainly, but I’m the same with hand held I just want to be really good at strimming    any advice or techniques would be very greatly appreciated 

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Spittle bug survey

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48383730   "Scientists are calling for volunteers to record where and when they've seen spittle or spittlebugs, in gardens, meadows, grasslands and woodlands..."The results will be used to map the distribution of the insect to better understand how Xylella (possibly spread by spittle bug) might enter and spread in the UK. Dr Alan Stewart, Reader of Ecology at the University of Sussex said we need to learn as much as we possibly can about what kinds…

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Plant labelling printer

Hi all, Alongside my garden maintenance business I grow plants and shrubs as well as buying from wholesale nurseries to supply to customers.  I am wanting to label these plants with my logo and the usual blurb about the plant etc to add a a professional touch.  Does anyone know of a small scale printer where I could perhaps buy blank plant labels then add my logo etc?  I am talking small scale and by no means industrial! Just wondered what’s out there and if anyone else does this? thanks in…

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3 Replies · Reply by Geoffrey King yesterday

Scarifying - tines or blades

Hoping for a bit of advice regarding the above - is there a rule of thumb around which is better in different circumstances? I have a couple of lawns with a very heavy thatch build up and wondered which is going to be best to tackle it

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recorder

I am looking for a device to record phone calls, from clients, I used to use boadbeast but it stopped working on my phone.. I have tried to download an app on my samsung 8... but it only recordes my voice not the callers.  I actually prefar…

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