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SISIS Quadraplay helps new groundsman

Lawrence Brown may have only just embarked on a career in groundsmanship (2 months in fact) but he’s already chosen the perfect partner to help him at Ilford Rugby Club in the form of a SISIS Quadraplay.

Ilford Wanderers Rugby Football Club has been e

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Etesia Buffalo – Power in Paradise

After two unsuccessful mowers, landowner Dr Ueli Zellweger has finally found the ride-on mower he was looking for to help maintain the ‘most beautiful spot on earth.’

Dr Ueli Zellweger, a retired veterinary physician, found his slice of paradise in 19

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After Ian Fraser, head greenkeeper at Pitmedden Bowls Club in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, trialled the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 for just a weekend - he quickly decided he couldn’t be without it.

Ian has long been associated with his beloved Pitmedden Bowls Cl

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Nigel Mortimore, Head Groundsman at Topsham Rugby Football Club, is a strong believer in first impressions – and his SISIS Quadraplay is helping him to create a pitch that opposition teams will long remember.   

A retired Physical Education teacher, N

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Insightful ICL technical update videos now available

With Anthracnose appearing to be on the increase in recent years, ICL Technical Managers Henry Bechelet and Dr Andy Owen, along with Dr Kate Entwistle from The Turf Disease Centre recently put toget

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John Brand, Greenkeeper at Topsham Bowls Club in Exeter, insists that the Dennis FT510 and the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 are helping him to keep the reputation of Devon’s finest bowls green intact.  

Founded in 1928, Topsham is one of the most premier cl

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Open forum activity

Kris Baker replied to Keith's discussion Watering system for containers
"Personally I hate drippers - prone to getting blocked, particularly in hard water areas. Local specialist nursery refers to theirs as their "Irritation system"
I use a loop, or two, of leaky hose in a circle around plant / container with with a T…"
18 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Joe taylor's discussion Winning and approaching new contracts and deals
"I work mainly on the commercial side myself, for just short of thirty years now. I’m not sure why you would approach estate agents. A better idea would be to approach Land Agents. They are the ones dealing with not only agricultural, but also large…"
2 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Andrew holt's discussion Viking Mb4rtp
"Also worth tilting the machine slightly so that the oil is deepest under where you're puting the suction pipe"
13 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to John F's discussion Liability when drilling walls ?
"My local timber place has thunderbolt type eyes, no rawlplug needed. I have not tied anything heavy with them but two years on they're still there in the centre of bricks with no damage."
13 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Oooh, never thought of having teasel in a border...... "
17 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to John F's discussion Liability when drilling walls ?
"We have put many vine eyes in to walls over the years.  Always to bricks, mortar often is only surface finished and has no structural strength.  Holes  in bricks should be height centered  and at least 40mm/ 1.5" from the ends, to prevent cracking. …"
22 hours ago
Joe taylor posted a discussion
hi all  I’m currently looking to expand my business and I want to go down the road of the commercial side of grounds maintenance, I currently have a nice round of domestic clients and some commercial properties ie a school and a few apartment blocks…
22 hours ago
Billybop replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Pressure washing your kit/machinery, who does it?
"I pressure wash mower rear collection bags/boxes once or twice a season. Then leave to dry hanging on the handle of a garden fork. But most of my kit is battery anyhow. Mower decks and strimmer guards get scraped off as required. Which is easier…"
23 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"ha ha i bet they are delivered in a massive box"
23 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"cheers John it's a good term to have up your sleeve for when a potential new client asks "is this a plant or a weed" in their garden. And you can say, well, it's both really. Quite a good ice breaker to soften them up before you tell them the eye…"
23 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"The seed head is left until the birds have exhausted it... Circa Feb March time"
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Andrew Midgley replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"In the right setting, they are fine and a good source of food for birds. In the winter the skeletal Frame adds winter interest and the large leaves emerging in the spring are ornamentally interesting. "
yesterday
Ben Pritchard replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Goldfinches will probably be available on Amazon prime by November."
yesterday
Ben Pritchard replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
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John F replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"I like alot of those ornamental weeds too ( brilliant definition by the way )  , even balsam and hogweed have a certain presence , my back garden has become engulfed by borage but it looks amazing in flower and the bee's love it . 
I once spent a…"
yesterday
paul watson replied to Andrew holt's discussion Viking Mb4rtp
"Best way is to get a Briggs and Stratton suction pump. Cheap as chips, put the tube into the oil filler neck and pump away. It's best done whilst oil is warm.oil is stored in a large tank
 
 
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Watering system for containers

Any help would be appreciated I've been asked to replant 12 concrete 'bowls' ...they are about 30 inches in diameter and 16 inches deep at the lowest point ...and it requires a watering system they are spaced out over a distance of 70 feet with the…

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