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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…"
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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…"
12 hours ago
dan replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"would like to think they bare root -- which would make a huge difference -- with this cold and expected more cold - bare root should be available another month maybe 
you could plant bare root very fast depending on the situ but might have an expect…"
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Luke brooks replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Most accountants will charge per payslip so I pay around £15 per slip (£60a month  per person if weekly) or £15 per person monthly pay  I offer fortnightly or monthly pay 
end of year accounts £1200-£1500 
can get cheaper accountants but I’m happy w…"
14 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Agreed we are closer to £800.00 but we do the vat and use xero to make their life’s easier! Payroll is very simple for us as well..."
14 hours ago
Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Thanks All,
Kieran, when you say if they are spot bed, walk away from it, is that because the raking out/cutting out would loosen all the slabs that are not loose?
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15 hours ago
Kieran Ray replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"My approach would be to check how the slabs are laid first, if spot bed, you may as well just walk away now. 
if they have been laid p[roperly on a full bed I would chase the joints as bgood as possible with a mortar rakeing blade on a disc cutter,…"
15 hours ago
bernie reddington replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"I have only used Xero not QB & it is working really well for me as well. I use it with Jobber & Receipt Bank & I love how they all link up. Works really well. The only thing I don't like about Xero is the lack of colours, blue & white only as oppose…"
15 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"Xero is excellent for us! makes my life so much easier when it comes to the numbers side of the business. "
16 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"i would certainly use a disc cutter or similar. you'll be there for a mind numbingly long time doing it with a hammer and bolster. JUst make sure to stock up on PPE 
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16 hours ago
Chris Roberts replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Depends how much you get them to do. You could do some things yourself like payroll and VAT that would keep the cost down. But whatever way for a ltd company i'ts going to be around £1000pa . Some people will undoubtedly get it cheaper but I think t…"
16 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Raises a number of questions;

Are you under B.S. in the specification for planting?
Access - easy/hard ?
Are they rootballs or containerised ?
What's the lie of the land - can you use an auger or planning to manually dig ?
OM/Mulch/Feed included ?…"
17 hours ago
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can any give me a rough idea of they accountants fees for payrol and end of year accounts for ltd company  
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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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5 Replies · Reply by Ian Bridgford 15 hours ago
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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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5 Replies · Reply by John Fulton yesterday

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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