About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.


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    Broke several and rubber strips failed on some until I got this one. Never had a problem with it and some people still chuckle that I carry one 


    Wide Enclosed Dustpan 305mm
    High impact polypropylene.
  • I have had an aluminium Bigmouth dustpan for years, it is big enough ro hold in place with one foot while sweeping into it with a  long  handled brush.  I drove over it with a garden tractor once but wwas able to straighten it out again and it is still ok.

  • Are the long handled ones, which auto-close as you pick them up, any good for that job?

    This one plastic, but just to illustrate



  • IKEA dust pan and brush for under a pound. I also use a gran shovel, great for wet leaves and prickly stuff.

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    A blower

    • This reply cracked me up 🤣🤣🤣

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    You will get me going on the subject of buying brooms.

    I went to buy a broom, but no one seemed to sell a complete broom. Screwfix and Toolstation had broom “kits” with a hard and a soft head, but only one handle, apparently they seem to think you would keep swapping the handle from one head to the other. They also had loose heads, but handles in packs of five.

    Call it a “Trigger” moment, I was pondering the need for a broom with four spare handles.

    Eventually I ended up with a broom head and a paint roller pole from a decorators merchants, after going to half a dozen broom vendors.

    Now I have a Wolf Garten broom, expensive but actually usable without fear of breakage.



  • i have a old metal one that the late farther inlaw made when he was a apprentice still works a treet 

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    My Garland Jumbo tidy pan is made of plastic but is quite thick and has lasted a long time, big enough to be the same width as a normal broom.7396584469?profile=RESIZE_930x

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    Triggers’ broom.


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Experienced gardener

EXPERIENCED GARDENER Full-time or Self-employed – Company based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Salary up to £25k, or self-employed £11/hour starting hourly rate, dependent on experience   The Role: Working as part of a team completing soft and hard landscaping duties for clients. Duties can include: • Hedge cutting • Weeding • Planting • Pruning • Border

Head Gardener for Private Estate

The role of the head gardener is the overall maintenance of the gardens, lawns and grounds. When the opportunity arises, parts of the gardens might be redesigned and replanted. The gardens form an essential and much loved part of a private estate. Main Responsibilities: Full management of 2 part-time assistants, including day-to-day supervision and working

Self Employed Gardeners

Grasstex are currently seeking to engage the services of local (West Sussex / South Surrey) gardeners. If you are a new start up looking for more work, or an existing business with the odd spare day to fill, we may have something for you. We have various types of work available to match your skills.


Gardener required I run an established garden maintenance and soft landscaping business based in North London. I have a record of working in the industry and now work with fellow colleagues on domestic gardens. I’ve spent many years studying and training at Capel Manor. I’m looking to grow my business by taking on additional help

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