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Agrovista Amenity has announced the launch of Tree Hugger™ Biodegradable Shelters - a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to plastic tree shelters or guards.

Made from organic cotton encapsulated in renewable pine tree rosin, the Tree

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An ICL integrated turf management programme is helping Millwall Football Club’s new stadium pitch get off to the best possible start.

Steve Chalk has been at Millwall FC for nearly 12 years and in that time he has worked his way up to the position of

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Etesia launches new Hydro 80 model

Etesia UK has launched the Hydro 80 MKHPF ride-on mower which has been designed specifically for long, rough grass areas.

The new MKHPF ride-on mower combines the working comfort of a Hydro 80 with the mowing power of the ATTILA SKD brushcutter.

The MK

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Hunter helps to futureproof the Tigers

A newly installed Hunter irrigation system, supplied by KAR UK, is part of a long-term plan to help futureproof Leicester Tigers’ Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium, according to Head Groundsman Ed Mowe.

With a CV boasting positions at Leicester City

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Dennis E-Series Excites at Oakham

The rise of battery-powered machinery has impressed Richard Dexter, Head of Grounds and Gardens at Oakham School, but he believes “Dennis Mowers has gone one step further and made it even better.”

Oakham School, based in Rutland, East Midlands, is a

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Pellenc is Grade A at Marchmont House

A range of Pellenc battery-powered equipment is helping to maintain the grounds at one of Scotland’s grandest mansions.

Marchmont House is a ‘Grade A’ listed Palladian mansion in Berwickshire built in 1750 by Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont.

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The Head Greenkeeper at Knole Park Golf Club, in Sevenoaks, Kent, has explained how his entire nutritional programme revolves around ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster. 

Knole Park Golf Club is a course steeped in history and is regularly named as one of th

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Pellenc has the advantage at Hutchesons’

Iain Ellis, Head Groundsman at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, has highlighted the many benefits of using a range of Pellenc battery-powered equipment.

Hutchesons' Grammar School is a co-educational, independent school in the south-side of Glasgow. Founde

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A trio of Dennis PRO 34R rotary mowers have impressed Jim Dawson, Scottish Rugby’s Head Groundsman at BT Murrayfield, with him labelling them “supreme machines”.

Having been a greenkeeper and a groundsman, the well-respected Jim Dawson has worked in t

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Tim Wallach replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"But at the moment am involved in a Xmas related side line which keeping me busy
 working in a chilly workshop while wearing a green outfit with striped tights?"
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Mjc replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"You've asked what I was thinking, I too still have hedge cutting and some grass still to cut but worrying about doing them this week. Frustrating to have work to keep me busy until Christmas but may not be able to do it. But I would hate to ruin…"
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Honey Badger replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"I don't cut any Conifers after the end of October."
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Billybop replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"Yes it's unfortunate that we have gone from mild weather in november, albeit a bit wet, to these bitter temperatures forecasted. Was hoping to get some final lawn cuts in and also some hedges still to do. I have also heard before that frost can…"
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Andrew . Perkins posted a discussion
Looks like winter arriving this coming week , I usually carry on if it a frost / thaws by dinner time . I've still got quite a few jobs to get done yet mainly conifer hedges I usually would just do them but forecast of - 5 to - 7 overnight with day…
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"That really made me laugh because it's so true!"
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"I wish!"
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"No, it's ok. I haven't finished it yet, and there is some ddd on the inside which I must address while I can get to it. Yes, the whole wild shooting aspect is a concern. But I could perhaps prune anything too unruly back in summer - August is a good…"
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Good idea.  Thanks!"
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Luke brooks replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Looks fine to me, nothing wrong with your pruning. Once complete I would remove all leaf litter and weed underneath and to highlight the tree, apply a dark soil conditioner it will help the tree and look good "
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Andrew Townsend replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Hi Angela.
You say the spread of the Japanes Maple in the photo  "seems all consuming to the client" and I think you chose your words well. I also encounter customers who  get quite fixated about something and you can't talk them out of it no matter…"
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Billybop replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"looks good to me... often the work done is dependent upon reading the client's expectations, if they are a couple, one might say hack it back and the other, be gentle. It can take the skills of a hostage negotiator to achieve an acceptable compromise"
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"As you'll see from my reply and photo above I have already removed quite a bit of material - both from previous dieback and simply to reduce its size. I'm a little concerned that if I take too much more off the right side all those branches will…"
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Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Ha! Regrettably client would otherwise get a tree surgeon in and I'm not sure who they use, but some will not be very careful. I don't want to prune it but they may otherwise take it out completely. This is what I've done so far. Haven't done much…"
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Tim Owen replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"The one thing I have learned pruning Acers is you should never prune in spring when the sap is rising.As the sap gushes out therefore weakening the tree.Acer dissectum with it,s pendulas habit always have a lot of dead stems in the canopy that need…"
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Selling Tools

Hi all, selling off some equipment as no longer needed. I won't put loads of pictures up here in the main forum. If interested just message me and I can send you pictures then. All items have been serviced annually and in good working order.Hayter…

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Stump Grinder

Hi,I run a small maintenance business up in Fife and am looking to purchase a stump grinder for the occasional days stump grinding. I currently hire one for £100 per day when needed but would rather buy a cheapish one to save the hassle. Any…

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