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.

Long handle Graft

Just in the throws of purchasing one, I have a few other post hole tools but after using one for a while over at a farm I work at I found it a really good peice of kit...really useful for not only digging post holes but also for getting up biggish shrubs etc that may need a new home...now the one at the farm sprouted legs recently after some folk did some work there it was old, heavy and I suspect home made but worked just fine ! shame some toe rag had it away !!!

Anyway any pointers to a good peice of kit is welcomed I'm looking at one of these at the mo

http://www.glebe-fencing.co.uk/fencers-fencing-graft-p-139.html

http://www.lanleesupplies.co.uk/Products/002b0009/TOFSFG

Cheers

Mark

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Votes: 0
Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO
    They look a tad weak and light, would be ok on soft terrain, doubt they would be any good coming up against hard, rocky or clay soils. I made one out of a drain spade and a scaffolding pole. Bought a good quality drain spade, cut the handle off and inserted it into the scaffold pole and got it braced and welded at my friends welding shop. Its incredibily strong, will cut through most tree roots and heavy hard ground has never defeated it. Its been a god send when taking trees out to put a fence in place. In fact there hasnt been a hedge, tree or root thats beaten it. We nick named it Tyson, after Mike Tyson. Great tool to have in locker, so to speak.
  • I have a similar tool it is a heavy duty pick axe with the wide end put into a scaffold tube, I made it when working around Knightbridge London and had to lift massive old york stone slabs/flags to lay new electricity supplies. Takes no prisoners.

    www.mibservices.co.uk said:

    They look a tad weak and light, would be ok on soft terrain, doubt they would be any good coming up against hard, rocky or clay soils. I made one out of a drain spade and a scaffolding pole. Bought a good quality drain spade, cut the handle off and inserted it into the scaffold pole and got it braced and welded at my friends welding shop. Its incredibily strong, will cut through most tree roots and heavy hard ground has never defeated it. Its been a god send when taking trees out to put a fence in place. In fact there hasnt been a hedge, tree or root thats beaten it. We nick named it Tyson, after Mike Tyson. Great tool to have in locker, so to speak.
  • PRO
    Cromwell Tools sell them http://www.cromwell.co.uk/RTL5228320K

    I have them. Occasionally we snap the heads off but they are a piece of cae to weld back together!! Oh, and they are only £9.99 plus Vat. You can't go wrong!

    We carry at least one in each van/truck as they are invaluable for digging up shrubs, removing brambles from hedgerows and obviously digging post holes.
  • Good ideas here...

    Nick that's cheap !!! Ta ;-)

    Mark

  • I use an old buckrake tine for most hole digging jobs. Handy for moving large stone about when walling as well.

    I've got a Roughneck Digging Bar in the van for taking out roots and for large post holes .. works very well if you keep it sharp.

    Got mine from the local agri store.

    roughneck digging bar

  • bought a big mutt pro with the steel handle last year, again it needs keeping sharp, but it does kinda reach the parts other tools cannot reach.

    might have to add that cromwell to the kit list..... ive already got the  roughneck 17lb digging & 23lb telegraph bar, and i do keep on looking at that post hole digging bar.....

    then i keep telling myself it's something else to lugg around... then i keep thinking i'd love to try one of those Azadas.................

    • PRO

      Are these tools better than a manual post hole auger or post hole spade . ? 

      Also What timber post hole depth is recommended for a row of 6ft fence panels ? 

      Many Thanks 

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

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

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

Trade green waste centres

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

PRO Supplier

Last year, KAR UK launched the new Hunter TTS-800 rotors and, in that time, they have become one of the most sought-after irrigation products in sportsturf. Sales Manager Mike McDonnell reveals the reasons why.

“Greenkeepers, Course…

Read more…