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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.   

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David Benson replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion Hosepipe ban?
"north west water has announced a hosepipe ban today"
6 hours ago
David Benson replied to Richard Gadsby's discussion Heat:)
"there was a shower here last night lasted for about 20 minutes yet i was taking to a chap that lives about 12 miles away said they had a thunder storm with heavy rain to a extent it was flooding the roads and water was just running off the fields on…"
6 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion “Fully Insured”
"Industry stats suggest 1 in 6 SMEs do not have insurance’.
Even if that figure is out two or three fold, that’s still a few contractors taking huge risks ....."
7 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion How do you define 'fully qualified' in our industry?
"I moved my dad into a housing association flat, it was sheltered housing, but apparently it is now supported living for the over 50's, which is a different issue, but I mentioed it so you get the picture.
some of the residents, including my dad do s…"
7 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Andrew Betteridge's discussion Not to be trusted with sharp tools? Change in the law banning home delivery.
"Your right it won’t make the slightest difference in that circumstance. He could just as easily smashed a glass and stabbed her with the remains or all manner of other household items!
banning things that might be dangerous is not the answer "
7 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andrew Betteridge's discussion Not to be trusted with sharp tools? Change in the law banning home delivery.
"We are surrounded by knives on a daily basis and many people are killed and injured by the knives that are readily to hand in their own homes. Like one of my neighbours wives some years ago, who was lying in bed shouting at her husband to bring her…"
7 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Gary RK's discussion “Fully Insured”
"How do you know how many don’t have insurance?
im insured but I don’t plaster it over my truck!"
8 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Gary RK's discussion “Fully Insured”
"I prefer to use the term Public Liability Insured, rather than Fully Insured. I am always amazed at how many do not have insurance."
8 hours ago
Ben Jakes replied to Andrew Betteridge's discussion Not to be trusted with sharp tools? Change in the law banning home delivery.
"They're the cheap Chinese shit that the pikeys like to flog from the back of vans along with chainsaws branded 'Stilh'. Doubt they care too much about who they sell to.
 
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8 hours ago
Jon Ward replied to Andrew Betteridge's discussion Not to be trusted with sharp tools? Change in the law banning home delivery.
"I hope this doesn’t apply to eBay purchase as someone that collects old tools and does them up"
9 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Phil Voice's discussion How do you define 'fully qualified' in our industry?
"Experience gained through repetitive practice of a particular discipline makes us more automated , intuitive , efficient and enduring which we can hopefully transfer to different working envirinments .. 
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13 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion How do you define 'fully qualified' in our industry?
"Glad you liked it:) 
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13 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion How do you define 'fully qualified' in our industry?
""i think the phrase ‘fully qualified’ is more a marketing tool than a statement of fact."
If that's the case Andy then firms are at best this is misleading and at worst guilty of the law."
13 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Phil Voice's discussion How do you define 'fully qualified' in our industry?
"Nice to see the word 'Bunkum' being used again, phil ! Another word for 'fully qualified' might be baloney.  So much of this industry is based on knowledge& experience gained rather than formal qualifications. Someone with 5 years gardening/ landsca…"
17 hours ago
Neal Barker @ Etesia uk replied to Gary RK's discussion What could go wrong ?
"he is probably looking for his labour guy who has dissapered but left his boot behind,
there are so many horror stories out there and almost all are a lack of respect for the equipment the operator is using"
17 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Ian Kenyon's discussion Finding staff - where?
19 hours ago
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