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After a decade in the planning, the £250 million development of the latest Centre Parcs holiday village - Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, has rid itself of a significant stumbling block before it officially opens to the public next year, thanks to a t

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Investment in the maintenance of athletics tracks is as vital as the initial design and specification. Replay Maintenance, who are one of the most respected and longest established names within the synthetic surfaces’ maintenance sector, has recently

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Continuing its programme of working closely with turf professionals, Sherriff Amenity, in association with Bowcom and Everris, recently held a ‘Differences in Fertilisers and release patterns’ seminar and line marking demonstration at Pembroke Colleg

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Natural and artificial sportsground contractors White Horse Contractors (Northern) have recently completed the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art 3rd generation artificial surface and three artificial cricket wickets at Trinity Academy

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Si @ GS posted a discussion
Hi everyone,I hope this ok to postI am going to be putting the following mowers for sale on ebay soon and thought I would put them up on here first incase anyone is interested in them.We have:5 x Bobcat walk behind zero turn rotary mowers for sale @…
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Rob jones and Paul Errington are now friends
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John F replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"Had to postpone all work this week due to storm Arwen , more wet weather forecast ,customers agree too wet to be on site but its pushing catch up towards xmas , possibly beyond realistically .
 As said though no such thing as free time lots to do at…"
16 hours ago
Clive replied to Kelvin's discussion Any advice for growth?
"I was recently gifted my the book Michael Gerber - The e-myth revisted. Very well put across and an intersting read. Much cheaper than a business coach Im sure. 
Now just bought Scale or Fail.
Both written by Entrepeneur Gurus. Worth a read."
19 hours ago
Melanie Riley is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
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My Garden Design posted a blog post
Winter is when work slows down a little and we all get a little more time to review the year just gone and make plans for next year.Have you thought of offering garden design or planting plans as an extra service to your clients?  Maybe you feel you…
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My Garden Design replied to Kelvin's discussion Any advice for growth?
"Sometimes it helps to have someone not directly connected to the business to take an overview.
I can thoroughly recommend Neville Stein as a business coach.  He's really experienced in this industry, takes time to listen to you, learn about your…"
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My Garden Design commented on Fusion Media's blog post SALTEX – BACK IN STYLE
"It certainly was a good show and congratulations to the innovation award finalists and winners."
yesterday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"Soft Midlander here, I must admit, if it gets to even 25 degrees it's pints under a parasol time. Had my first Sunday off today since April as too cold to work on one of my other side lines (Sunday markets) usually I'm on my way well before 5 a.m.…"
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ian askew, Andrew Coates and John Van gool joined Landscape Juice Network
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Adam Woods replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"If its raining or snowing ( we're soft Southerners) - or its above 30 deg  we do not do gardening. We keep a small list of "wet weather" jobs - the current one is fitting out a s  mall Gun Room at a client's house. It would have to be wet for a good…"
yesterday
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Kelvin's discussion Any advice for growth?
"Good post and some great advice, I have also been running two years , my accountant had advised me next season to take a sub contractor along next year , as this is the best option for my business and financially a good idea, please let us know how…"
Sunday
Donald, Steve Dolling and Alex Farrar joined Landscape Juice Network
Saturday
Scott Rawlins replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"I'm near Heathrow, I used to get Blight and Box Catepillar regular until i started to take a pro active course of action rather than reactive.
For me the TopBuxus products have worked fantastic, I use their Xentari mixed in the same sprayer as their…"
Saturday
John kirby replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"£1 min small lawn with no waste,( green bin) to £25-35 . Larger areas £30 min hr if not more depending on height of grass . 2 feet high be alot more expensive than weekly cuts . "
Saturday
Premier Eastleigh Gardens & Lawn Care replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"doesn't say £60 per hour but that charge per minute basis is achievable - down to marketplace and clients & everyones different. that business model is similar to window cleaning , hair cutting etc. different business approach - different machinery…"
Saturday
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A client has asked us to buy a specimen shrub - he's fallen for one that is basically going to cost the best part of £1000 by the time we get it to Wiltshire. It is to replace one that has been killed by the previous gardeners pruning it in the…

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