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Lee Bishop, Course Manager at Burnham Beeches Golf Club in South Buckinghamshire, has said that Limagrain UK’s range of Colour Splash flower mixtures have helped him to transform an unsightly area into a stunning display of vibrant flowers – much…

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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, has claimed that he is amazed at the amount of material the SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 removes from the School’s cricket wickets.

Set over 120 acres with approximately 800 pupils, Shrewsbury…

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The 2018 Dennis and SISIS Spring / Summer bowling green maintenance seminars finished in style with over 350 people in attendance across the eight venues and an overwhelming number of greenkeepers wanting to attend the educational…

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John Rippin, head gardener at the stunning Bodnant Estate in North Wales, believes that his battery powered Airion hand blower from Pellenc is the perfect machine to avoid disrupting the estate’s visitors.   

The Bodnant Estate, a…

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After Richard Ayling, grounds manager at Merchant Taylors’ School, drew up a shortlist of new potential machinery to purchase, the Dennis Razor fine turf mower saw off competition to receive a unanimous vote from himself and his team.

The…

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David Hodgson, groundsman and president at the Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club in Headingley, Leeds, believes that a lot more local cricket clubs would see significant improvements if they used a SISIS Rotorake TM1000 tractor mounted…

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James Bledge, Course Manager at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, says he has successfully treated Dry Patch with monthly applications of Qualibra wetting agent.

Formed in 1892, Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course…

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The Dennis FT510 and SISIS Dart are currently helping Mark Audin prepare the green at the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool, for the biggest national tournament in the crown green bowling calendar.

Regarded as the ‘Wembley’ of crown green bowling,…

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The New Pellenc 1200 battery and harness enters UK market. The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively…

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Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers.

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is…

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John Jennings, Course Superintendent at Castleknock Golf Club in Dublin, always used to struggle with achieving longevity from the fertilizers he was using – that was until he applied ICL’s Sierrablen Plus Stress Control 15-5-22…

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The national football team won’t be the only team of professionals flying from England to Russia this summer. In fact, a whole fleet of Dennis G860 cylinder mowers will already be making their mark in Russia before the England squad is even…

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The Ernest Doe branch in Esher has been appointed as a new Etesia dealer and will be distributing Etesia’s complete product range throughout Surrey.

The renowned Ernest Doe brand can be traced all the way back to June 1898 when Ernest took…

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Ben Jakes replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"Fully agree, I hate bungee cords.
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26 minutes ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"You should seek legal advice ASAP to ascertain your legal position. You should have all your model risks assessments, risks assessments, training records etc to hand plus records of staff contract, staff payment etc. Once you have seen a solicitor,…"
8 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Andrew Betteridge's discussion Not to be trusted with sharp tools? Change in the law banning home delivery.
"I had to sign for a new leatherman multitool last week from amazon. Don’t know if it was the value or the knife part though thinking knife part as it said I needed someone 18 or over to sign for it."
9 hours ago
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Graeme Brown replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"If he did not fill an accedent report and you put all reasonable steps in place to prevent injury. Perhaps by unsucured loads ie Mowers and he had used the method many times before without raising NG conserns with line management he is on a sticky w…"
10 hours ago
Andrew jones replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"Hi all,
thanks for your comments.
we are insured and letter is on way to them. I am compiling report for them now. 
Accident book not completed on day as it was at end of day unloading tools. It has been done now.
he has lied about circumstances, ev…"
10 hours ago
Stephen @ SJS replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"Was there an accident report filled out on the day of the injury? 
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12 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"Pass it straight onto your insurance company, claiming to have been hit by a bungee cord whipping about if he let go of it I could understand, but the handle on the mower as he released the cord doesn’t sound right."
13 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Andrew jones's discussion Accident at work...liability?
"Surely this something you can refer to your insurers?
Are you an FSB member? If so then I recommend you telephone their helpline for legal advice."
13 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Richard Gadsby's discussion Heat:)
"Frankly it's going to be weird when it gets cooler and wetter. I'll be in a whole different rhythm!
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14 hours ago
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Garden Plants Online

Has anyone used this website lately to ordered any plants etc? i ordered some large trees about a month ago and now having all sorts of problems in getting a conclusion to it. seems the owner has been awol for the last week. its not boding well and…

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CPD Days

The recent topic of CPD and keeping up to date and/or updating skills reminded me of several great opportunities (around the Shires- I guess I just look locally for them), but; - London Stone have run, and will again, a number of great 'free' CPD…

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