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James Boardman replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have a pair of Tobisho SR-1 secateurs but they have stayed for use at home. They are amazingly sharp and nice to use, I love the idea of them being hand forged. I use my Felco 8 at work and they get a battering but are easy to maintain. As said be…"
1 hour ago
Glen Stillman replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Thanks Jonathan, I think that's given me the kick I needed to get myself a set. 
Will report back in due course. "
2 hours ago
Billybop replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"yes the HSA86 is a great machine been using them for several years but when you compare it side by side with one of the HSA94's for example, the difference in build quality is evident, you get what you pay for to some extent. I like a new HSA86 regu…"
3 hours ago
Dave Nash and Alan denton joined Landscape Juice Network
6 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"Hi Will. I have to agree with everyone on here. I bought the HLA85 this season and don't know how I ever used to manage! Like yourself I used to use the Stihl Kombi long reach (130) and didnt think the cordless would match up. It does. I started wit…"
6 hours ago
Tim Bucknall posted a discussion
We're looking a for a new cut-and-collect ride-on mower which can cope with lawns of a few thousand m2 and in particular, will cope in the wet.  I thought I'd settled on a Kubota G23-II with high-dump: but I've heard good reviews of the Iseki SXG323…
8 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to David Rigby's discussion Contracts and pricing
"Re the maintenance- something at the end of your quote along the lines of 'due to the averaging of charges over the year, if the contract runs for less than a year a final payment may be due  on termination if the payments made do not cover the work…"
8 hours ago
David Rigby posted a discussion
Hi all. I’ve got a couple of queries that I’m hoping you can share your wisdom on.I’m sure the answers to these are in the bog somewhere but I can’t subscribe this month as it’s been rather an expensive one for one reason or another. So I will join…
9 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Paul Hathaway, Golf Course Manager at Tewkesbury Park in Gloucestershire, believes that a range of Limagrain UK’s MM grass seed mixtures has been integral to the courses’ recovery following the infamous drought of 2018. Tewkesbury Park is a family-o…
10 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"Glen,
I started with the standard no2 with the plain handle then got a pair of no8 with the more ergonomic handle and sounds like you may have the same fatigue as I suffer. After several months seeing a physio who was a keen gardener in a lovely for…"
10 hours ago
Chris Roberts posted a discussion
Morning all hope everyone is  staying safe in these  intesting times we find our selves in.  I have a question about cut flowers...I've been considering growing on a small scale flowers specifically for cutting, I think that  due to the up surge of…
14 hours ago
Boris Pilfold replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"Thank you.
My concern is that without the product specifying a drying time how can a risk assessment be confidently produced? We are once again falling back to our professional opinion rather than supported advice from the supplier. Are we looking a…"
14 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"The Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products puts the responsibility solely on you, the person applying pesticides, I'm afraid.... You have to read the product labels and form a risk assessment based on potential danger to people & anima…"
14 hours ago
GaryRK and Boris Pilfold are now friends
15 hours ago
Boris Pilfold replied to Boris Pilfold's discussion Safe chemical application and aftercare
"Thank you Gary,
Request sent. Armchair experts is a perfect description. 
The guidance card certainly seems like an improvement, I will keep chasing the producers, it is helpful to know that something of use does exist."
15 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
">> I'm tempted to for the AL500's for speed.
I don't know the answer for batteries like this, but in terms of electric cars then faster charging is stressful and reduces life of batteries, as does leaving them parked when charged to 100%. Those cars…"
15 hours ago
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Contracts and pricing

Hi all. I’ve got a couple of queries that I’m hoping you can share your wisdom on.I’m sure the answers to these are in the bog somewhere but I can’t subscribe this month as it’s been rather an expensive one for one reason or another. So I will join…

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