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Plant Health Supervisor

Plant Health Supervisor required for family run wholesale shrub & perennial nursery. Candidates must hold a full clean driving licence as you will be required to travel between sites. It is essential that you hold the correct industry standard qualifications for the post. The right candidate will be required to spray all stock on a

Landscape contractor

Landscape contractor required for Landscaping company based in Surrey. Candidate should have minimum five years experience and be  proficient in laying Paving, Brickwork, fencing, operating an excavator and general Landscaping tasks. A clean driving licence also required.

Experienced gardener

Grove Gardens is an established landscape gardening business in Brighton and Hove and we are currently looking for an experienced gardener to join our team. You must be a highly motivated individual with a professional attitude to your work. Experienced in garden maintenance and a good plant knowledge. A full driving licence is essential. Competitive

Landscape and grounds maintenance operative

Landscape and grounds maintenance operative required for a well established landscaping company based in south wales. Looking for an enthusiastic and well motivated worker who works well as part of a team or on their own.  Must have at least 3 years experience in landscaping/ grounds maintenance and sports ground maintenance and renovation. The roles

Grounds Maintenance Operative

The purpose of the Grounds Maintenance chargehand/team leader position is to carry out a range of duties to support the running of contracts. This will include operating machinery, towing a trailer, grass cutting, hedge cutting and general grounds maintenance duties, able to work on own initiative to complete daily work to a high standard The Grounds Maintenance Team Leader will

Landscape Site Manager

Woodhouse Landscape/Natural pools are a design and build company based near Cambridge We undertake a whole range of diverse projects from small patios to natural swimming pools and lake renovations right across the UK and abroad with a variety of private and business clients. We currently have a vacancy for a Skilled landscaper/site manager to

Landscaper Supervisor/Team Leader

Vibrant individual needed to join quality landscape design and build team in Cornwall. Applicant must have 5+ years experience in the industry, be skilled and competent in a range of hard landscape disciplines, be able to work to a very high standard and have great attention to detail, be able to guide and supervise a

Landscape foreman / Skilled Landscaper

We currently require a self-motivated skilled landscape foreman with a minimum of five years experience to take on this role. Their skills should include laying paving, brickwork, timberwork, laying setts, installing drainage and irrigation, turf laying and operating a 360 excavator. The applicant should be polite, able to work under pressure, lead by example and

Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

Overview This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover

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Insurance and FsB

Hi all I am new to this forum and am a new business looking for insurance to cover grounds mainteance and tree surgery. I have over 15 yrs of experience in both grounds maintenacne and tree surgery and the qualifications to match. I have been…

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1 Reply · Reply by Andrew Watts 8 hours ago
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GDPR

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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17 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge 21 hours ago
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Webb Lawnmowers, opinions?

Hi everyone, I have a small business, just me, and do mainly garden maintainence and weeding/planting along with other jobs such as jetwashing and so on as I have a number of elderly customers who always ask for very small "other" jobs. I cut lawns,…

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1 Reply · Reply by Adam Woods yesterday

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"many thanks david. much appreciated . Amazing figures. Dont know how a gardener would successful sell this to a customer."
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Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"HI mate thanks for the reply I live in Birmingham and to be honest I'm a bit worried about ploughing as it can damage keeps etc from what I've read ? Do you or cam you charge extra for ploughing or is it a part of gritting people expect in your opin…"
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Gary RK replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Tool hooks and hangers in vans.
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Graham Wright replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"I bought the FS 94 RCE this season so I could retire my Tanaka 230 and it's great. It has the power needed on full power, but also good for grass tickling on low revs.
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Oliver clarkson replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Tool hooks and hangers in vans.
"Cheers guys"
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Jes Gardner replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"I have just quoted for a turfing job. £8.25 per square meter buying the turf at £4 per square meter. On top of that I have a guy coming in with his fancy machine that prepsres the ground even burying stones it comes across."
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Jes Gardner replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Tool hooks and hangers in vans.
"I have used Terry clips for round handles. You do need to stop things swining around, in an unlined van the noise is horrendous."
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Steven Mills replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"Plus one for the Echo.Great little strimmers for the price."
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Graeme Brown replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"Toyota Hilux twin cabwith a double axle trailer with the gritter on it.
Where abouts in the uk are you that you don't need to plough. You could try local farmers as they usually do ploughing in the winter. If that doesn't appeal I would have a discl…"
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Pembrokeshire Gardening replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"I use an Echo srm 22es for grass trimming and light work..
Nice and light plus echo tend to rate very low on vibrations"
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Progreen Weed Control replied to Progreen Weed Control's discussion Easter Fun - win a CP knapsack
"Richard's got his shoes and socks off and is still counting.......
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Oliver clarkson replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"I would also say the fs94 as well.
like already mentioned great back up also."
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Graham Taylor replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"I'm sure you'll get many different opinions and you might end up none the wiser:)   Anyway, I bought a Stihl FS94 a couple of years back.  Bought it as a backup for my FS130 but it is so light and eay to use,  the FS130 has become the backup. It the…"
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Jim Gibbon replied to Rob's discussion Best strimmers for light professional use.
"Hi Rob, I have a Stihl FSA85 for lawns and other light work and its good for this. Vertical edging is much easier than with a two stroke because of the weight and throttle control. My only reservation is that it seems a bit flimsy compared to the FS…"
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Rural & van thefts

An article worth reading (which was circulated recently by Surrey Poilce) regarding van thefts and keyless entry with an interesting piece of technology ‘U-Watch Cube’ available to reduce thefts and break-ins. http://www.ruralalert.co.uk/da/214962/Vehicle_thefts_including_keyless_entry_thefts_.html Most Police forces offer such email information by signing up on what is happening in your region and I know Surrey are really good at this...

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1 Reply · Reply by Gary RK 19 hours ago

Unusual fuel problem

Never had this happen before............... filled up my usual 2 stroke fuel container with the usual 5l fuel + the usual Stihl oil.... same oil/quantity as usual................. both the strimmer and the blower both stated having problems starting..... when they did start, had trouble getting them to rev up but eventually managed to coax them in to life and full power though once I switched them off, the same problems reappeared.  Thought it might be just coincidence with the fuel and got out…

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3 Replies · Reply by Mark yesterday
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Ride on mower - help/advise

Hi All I have had a landscaping business for 4 years and looking to continue growing. Part of the business is maintenance and over the years have turned away some business due to only having honda pedestrian mowers. over the last couple of weeks i have had the opportunity to quote two commerical jobs which both  would require a ride on due to size. So i have a couple of questions - Is it worth buying one for the odd potential new client and possibly looking to grow this area of the buisness? I…

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1 Reply · Reply by Scott H yesterday
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We've just bought a Hayter 41 Pro and....

It's absolutely awesome!   It's been throwing it down all day today and this thing has continually filled the grass box to max capacity.  We had to cut some recently laid turf that was over  6" long, it was no bother and left a great finish.  It is so quick, the guys can only just keep up. I had heard they were good but it has exceeded my expectations.

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5 Replies · Reply by mark thomas yesterday
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Gritting advice needed please

Hi all i could do with some sound advice from you gritters out there if possible. I've just started the process of setting up a small gritting company and plan on aiming to do schools, office car parks, doctors surgeries shopping car parks etc etc. I've got 2 Ford ranger 4x4s and am planning on using snowex sp1875 which I've read are pretty good pieces of kit  I plan on having both vehicles trackered that will give updates to customers that we've actually been on site and am gonna sign up with…

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11 Replies · Reply by Mike George 10 hours ago

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Sherriff Amenity is delighted to announce that it is now the exclusive UK distributor of Carbon Gold’s Enriched Biochar Turf Improver.

Carbon Gold’s aim is to increase soil fertility and improve turf health through the use of…

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