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Andrew . Perkins replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Epimedium
"Could try that , Annebelle does tend to flop which will cover them, it flops even more harder you prune it back , the epimedium will take dry condtions planted under H.Anna. "
4 hours ago
John F replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Hi Liam 
Harry's suggestion makes sense to me . 
Batteries will leave a dent in your budget plus gardening is not all about being on the machines , plenty of other gardening activities  will earn you a living . 
My most used machinery starting with…"
6 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Awesome, good luck buddy"
6 hours ago
Liam Tyler replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Hi Harry
thanks for your advise and concern 
but as Im in property maintenance the grass cutting etc can be a slow burner and as I do need a mower and strimmer for my personal use my out out is not all wasted
so I'm going for fsa 85 strimmer 
hsa 85…"
6 hours ago
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6 hours ago
Neil Petrie @ Core Landscapes replied to Carl Parsons's discussion Software (Jobber etc)
"Yeah, I trialled it in 2014 but wasn't ready to make the move then. All these years later it's obviously increased in price!! Doh."
7 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Carl Parsons's discussion Software (Jobber etc)
"We have used Jobber since May 2013 and as such they have given us all of the features for $41 per month on their "legacy plan".
We pobably couldn't do without it (but haven't used any other products) and members of staff have access to the schedules…"
8 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Definitely a good idea to not invest to much in kit to fi d you don't have the work coming in to pay for it. 
 
 I'd forget about back pack batteries for now, if you want to go the battery route just get the basics first and go from there, the outla…"
8 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"The Makitas are pretty good though. Would go someway for your budget if you don't also need a whole load of batteries too. Stihl are good sure, but so are Makita, they're not new to outdoor equipment and have owned Dolmar for near on 25 years now.
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8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to English Sheep's discussion Hourly Rate Calculator
"Anyone running a successful business already knows how to calculate all of this. I have been doing this for many years.
I have said before, as have many other forum members, that grass cutting needs to be £60ph or more, hedge cutting about £35ph, or…"
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"I use a mixture of mail order and local dealer. my nearest official Stihl place being at least a  30 mile round trip which is not always practical. The dealership will fix Stihl machines bought elsewhere as it is one of the conditions of having the…"
9 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"The crucial factor with Stihl, apart from the quality of the products, is the ready availability of parts. I can ring my dealer and if they haven’t got the part, they will order it and it will be no more than a week before I get it. Not that you con…"
10 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Epimedium
"Hi Again Andrew,
Yeah they are worth considering. There is a Cercis canadensis Forest pansy 'in the design so they would definetely work. I v grown Huchera obsidian before and love its almost black colour... I could always stick a Hy annebelle into…"
10 hours ago
Liam Tyler replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Hi Dave
what is the Honda model for £350 the collects and mulch
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11 hours ago
Liam Tyler replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Hi
 I did give it that some thought as I have 4/5 Makita 18v batteries but there are so many positive posts for Stihl products"
11 hours ago
Liam Tyler replied to Liam Tyler's discussion What first mower
"Hi
thanks for your comments
so it looks like the Honda hrg466 skep or something similar is going to be my best option to begin with as I don't mind spending around the £500-600 on a mower for personal use if it doesn't work out"
11 hours ago
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Tripod Ladders

 Currently in the market for the 3 leg adjustable tripod ladders. Trying to work out what's the best average height one people use.  Also any recommendations on brand to go with?  Will be picking a smaller set up and the very largest set.  Ideally…

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3 Replies · Reply by John F 12 hours ago

What first mower

Hi allI'm just contemplating adding garden maintenance to the current property maintenance I already do(roofing, decorating fencing amongst  others)With a budget of £1500 to get equipment, I now it's not nowhere near enough to get everything So what…

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26 Replies · Reply by John F 6 hours ago