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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

Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Team Leader landscape maintenance

Landscape maintenance team leader working out of Rusthall in Tunbridge Wells. Great opportunity for career minded individual as future development for the right applicant is significant. You will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas around a number of commercial and residential sites throughout Kent and Sussex. Work to include grass cutting, hedge trimming, border

Landscape Gardener for commercial maintenance with good handyman skills (Surrey based)

* Current requirement * We have an open position for an experienced commercial landscape maintenance gardener with good handyman skills to join our company based in West Surrey due to expansion. We work across the South East predominately for commercial clients. The ideal candidate will have/be: · Experienced in commercial grounds maintenance, along with& soft

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David Benson replied to Phil Voice's discussion Fly tipper caught red handed
"its degusting and he might as well have left the bag there looking at the state of it.
i was just north of doncaster the other day and there was fly tipping evereware including some asbestos "
3 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care's discussion Moving sleepers
"Agreed on 2 people, but flu struck and it was me only.....the sleepers were craned onto the client's driveways.....so had to go today"
4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care's discussion Moving sleepers
"That’s actually over engineered, barrow wheels are okay for sleepers."
4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care's discussion Moving sleepers
"Something like this from Windysmith.

 
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4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Come what may the water will flow out of the gravel over the pavers or push them up.
I really doubt that installing a permable base with baffles would have prevented this.
https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/assets/pdfs/driveway-garden-..."
4 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care's discussion Moving sleepers
"I move them round using 2 people with a couple of timber tongs, makes handling them so much easier."
5 hours ago
Andy Sheridan replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Hi Andy, the area in question was a hard standing (tarmac an£ slabs) previously. So if there was a problem, it wasn’t apparent on inspection."
7 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"It makes more sense now.
With concrete under the top area of gravel there is fast run off of water onto the top of the sloping area.
But there must of been some sort of issue before the work was done.
 Andy "
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Graham Taylor replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Don't think that'll be a problem judging from my experience even though limited.............  I suspect that should a problem appear, it will be years down the line and well out of any perceived "warranty" on the work.   Sounds like a thoroughly unp…"
7 hours ago
Sam Cambridge replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I've got the Sthil harness and it' pretty good. Takes a bit of getting used too though. It was around £80."
8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care's discussion Moving sleepers
"I found this post the other day... having 2 gardens that simultataeously require oak railway sleepers, and no help this week. These are the proper heavyweight ones... I have got a solution that worked for me, and I will certainly be using again. I o…"
8 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I called in home a couple of days ago and whilst in the kitchen I c...
Looking across the road I could see a demonstration of how to trim a birch tree using a hedge cutter without any extensions, my wife described it as scary. 
Andy "
8 hours ago
Steven Mills replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"As far as washing up liquid goes,I'm an Ecover man myself : ) Seems to be the best of a bad bunch?
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Norms replied to Gary RK's discussion Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon
"did any one go to there kitchen yet?"
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Norms replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"did you have him sign a contract with terms and conditions was any paper work exchanged and signed ie. invoice / recipt i think if it comes to court there going to start by looking at the whole paper trail first as that is the only proof of comunica…"
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stihl kombi extention

ive been using a stihl kombi with a 1m carbon extention its great but can be very tiring on the arms for long periods not due to the total weight of the machine more due to balance point, to combat this im thinking of constructing some sort of counter weight system to aid control and fatigue has any one tryed this or is there a product like this already Thanks

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Tricky customer

Hi all, I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared. So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease. I have a small company based in Leamington Spa. A couple of years ago we installed a gravel drive on an area which was previously a slabbed shed base at the top of a very short, steep drive. The purpose of the gravel area was to create a level section of the drive. We dug out to 200mm,…

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Converting a Pond to plant bed.

Hi all, One of my clients has a large pond that they now wish to fill in for safety due to new baby and the potential for disaster. They are happy to have it converted into a plant bed, however the initial priority is water out and then filled with the solid stuff. The pond is 10m diameter and 1.25m deep. I have not dealt with this issue before but do wish to sort it for them. My basic plan is: Pump out water Clear plant baskets, pump for fountain etc Create drainage through liner ( break…

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5 Replies · Reply by Chris & Heather McAlpine 17 hours ago

Bakker,s

i have herd on the grape vine that Bakker of spalding have gon bust for £33M, any body else herd anything my mum is a bit concernd as she has some outstanding plants that are paid for and cannot contact them tried three differant tel no 

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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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