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David Benson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"have you lifted any of the flags to see what they are layed on because if you have to dig out and put hard core in there will be extra expence not forgeting waste removal
as for re pointing about £25 M2
no experiance with the pre mix"
5 hours ago
Rob Barker replied to B F's discussion Planting shrubs - how many per hour
"I subbed onto a site last year to plant up the common areas, the builder was charged per shrub depending on the size to supply and plant"
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Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"I should add it is roughly 30 sqm. overall
Ian B"
8 hours ago
Ian Bridgford posted a discussion
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 mor…
8 hours ago
paul doyle replied to P.Mckibbin's discussion Small (cheaper) Chipper
"Hi There,

If you work alone I wouldn't bother. It costs too much time. Iv found it far faster to load everything into the trailer and off to the recycle centre or to the next job. If I have a big job  that I know will take a few trailer loads, and…"
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John Fulton replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"Absolutely hate the stuff , weed seeds tend to germinate on the surface anyway , I tend to mulch around the base area of the new planting to try and surpress weed growth the new planting tends to expand more quickly and i also use a flat bottom wolf…"
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14 hours ago
dan replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
" looking at alternatives to fit in with a more organic request -- and endless digging isnt viable
general weed supressing membranes are great but dont allow for the spreading nature of some plants or the later infilling with bulbs "
15 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"Isn't it easier to just delay the planting, let the weeds grow and then spray the lot with Roundup?"
15 hours ago
Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"Crikey wasn’t aware, thanks Neal :)"
16 hours ago
dan replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"yes -- and it looks as if jute doesnt have the strength to stop some weeds 'breaking through' -- they advise a total erradication of weeds prior to laying which kinda seems to destroy the point."
16 hours ago
Norms replied to dan's discussion biodegradable weed control fabric
"I’m not clued up on the weed barrier but some I’ve seen you can see light through it so I’m sure weeds will grow any way so check that by holding it up to the light"
17 hours ago
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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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2 Replies · Reply by David Benson 5 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 12 hours ago

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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9 Replies · Reply by Seth Burgess yesterday
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Keeping up with doing quotes

It's starting already and this is probably the one thing that I don't do very well.  Going round seeing people and then actually producing a quote within a reasonable timescale. I try to get a feel for timewasters on the phone but sometimes it's hard to tell.  I prefer to reflect on what I've seen (I take photo's every time) and give written quotes so I never give a price while there. I have quote templates set up in Jobber and I've taken on an admin person to handle some of the initial calls. …

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