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Bee Baths

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Discovering a nest of wild bees in my garden spurred me to this post. This is the second nest created in a forgotten clump of grass cuttings. Clearly they love it and find it a perfect environment.  The first nest was quit

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Dear LJN Members,

 

I would like to invite you to apply for tickets for the Barbara Everard Centenary Exhibition, to be held as a feature of the RHS London Orchid Show and Botanical Art Show at the Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London in March.

 

Barbara

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Open forum activity

John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Many Thanks everyone . Sorted now , just removed the 4 torx screws and lifted gear box cover , original grease a bit dried out so cleaned it up removed debris and re greased gears .
Screwed cover back on and works as it should .
A nice…"
23 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John yes its definitely a diy job to me, and i am not mechanically minded whatsoever. The higher end HSA trimmers have actual greasing points where you take the bolt out and put the grease in. The less expensive models you unscrew the plastic…"
yesterday
Greg is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I think ap range you just rub a bit of grease on the cogs every 16hrs. The combi heads I fill up with grease a few times a year, was recommended to me by a stihl engineer. In the winter I clean out all the old grease. I sharpen my hedge cutters with…"
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I'm sure this is just a trick to extort money form customers.  As said, the gearbox will need greasing periodically and the blades sharpening with an angle grinder now and then .   They have these ridiculous checklists that say for example, "check…"
yesterday
Peter Davis replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I don't have the battery one but on both my stihl combi hedgecutter & another battery one, I remove the gearbox cover every few weeks & grease all the gears & bearings.
I don't trust the grease nipple system & removing the cover allows a general…"
yesterday
Intelligent Gardening replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"and he can bid for other contracts once he has the set up."
Sunday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Hi Billy That's a good point greasing the gears , essential I should imagine , I wonder if it's a DIY job . ?  
Thanks never considered this ."
Saturday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John never had any stihl AK only the AP stuff, I can imagine greasing the gears but apart from sharpening blades as you say, what is there to service really, probably more of a checklist they tick off"
Saturday
John F posted a discussion
Just curious I have purchased most of my cordless machines on line so had no reminders to have it serviced and it all runs fine .One machine I purchased from a supplier dealer with a showroom and it's perfect for light trimming no problems at all a…
Saturday
Andrew Towell and Steve Oakley joined Landscape Juice Network
Saturday
Miro Lazarini replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Well said Ben Carter. We do some schools in Sw London and these are just fillers, not much money to make as the schools budgets gets smaller and smaller. What I do now is I give my price with good margins and if I get  the contract, good, if not I'm…"
Saturday
Neil Darby commented on Chris's blog post Jacksons Fencing Launches New Solar Fence Panel
"Was this introduced 1st April? It is truly f***ing awful."
Saturday
Ben Carter replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Hi Ben
I worked for a national company between 2000 and 2012 and among our portfoilo we had schools contracts.  Although the H and S wasn't to onerous compared to other clients I'm sure times have changed.
I was also involved with pricing up schools…"
Saturday
Nigel Marshall is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
Friday
Tim Bucknall replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"I would be cautious about removing more than 30% in any one year.  Yuo should remove crossing etc first, but if his main concern is the neighbour I would reduce this year but tell him you will need to come back next year."
Friday
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