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It is a strange phenomenon that today, even though we have every conceivable labour saving gadget available, no one seems to have any spare time! Nearly every client I talk to asks for a low maintenance garden. It is therefore vital when choosing a…
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Design Your Garden to Last a Lifetime

It is often feared that low maintenance means your garden will look like a concrete jungle. However, with a bit of thoughtful planning, Tobermore can help you strike a really good balance between hard and soft landscaping. This ensures that your…
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One of Tobermore’s latest product offerings, Pembury, has been installed at the new 752,334 sq ft Wellesbourne Distribution Park in Warwickshire by Urban Civil Engineering
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Tobermore have supplied a variety of products for Westpoint Homes development, Thorngrove Park. The project consists of 25 properties, ranging from affordable homes to large period-themed detached houses and luxury apartments, offering an authentic…
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Tobermore’s fabulous Fusion block paving has been specified for the new West Rhyl Green Space in North Wales which has saw the area revitalised with a new urban park and surrounding greenery.
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Tobermore’s Manhattan plank paving has provided an innovative hard landscaping solution for East Ayrshire Council on their recent redevelopment of Onthank Primary School in Kilmarnock.
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Peel Park Quarter is a new, state of the art student accommodation complex at the University of Salford. The £81 million project was managed by Graham Construction and has been referred to as one of Europe’s largest single phase student…
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Red Burn Farm is a branch of the UK’s popular Farmhouse Inn restaurant and bar chain, located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. The new outlet has been adorned with a unique landscape design consisting of a combination of Tobermore’s world class…
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Designed by Ellis Williams Architect, Basford Hall at New College Nottingham is the largest construction training academy in the Midlands and has been described as the ideal place to kick-start a career in construction.
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Savills has recently presented some exceptional new homes to the Irish market worth €850,000 - €1,100,000. The 2,691 sq ft detached properties are positioned on the Howth Road and Kilbarrack Road in Raheny, Dublin, with a number of the homes…
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Brighton and Hove City Council made the decision to update the landscape surrounding Brighton Station as a method of improving the aesthetics of the area around the Station and to create a more attractive welcome for visitors arriving into the city…
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The Castle Basin area of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland has recently been transformed with a £1.7 million investment, funded by the Department for Social Development and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
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The Pumphouse is a Grade II listed building constructed in the 1880’s and is located at the Innovation Quarter in Barry, South Wales. The structure has recently been redeveloped and is set to become the first purpose-built live/work facility at the…
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The stunning new Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, opened its doors to the public in June 2015. The £30 million facility was designed by London architecture firm, Penoyre & Prasad, and built by internationally…
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Telford College of Arts and Technology is a further educational college in Shropshire that has recently undergone extension work. Tobermore have supplied a vast range of paving products that have been used to create a striking new landscape at…
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Harbour Green is a landmark development situated on the seafront at the famous Portobello Promenade, located close to Edinburgh city centre. Created by MNM Developments, the 55 stylish apartments have been complimented beautifully with the…
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Westpoint Homes development, West Mill in Edinburgh, has been named 'Apartment Development of the Year' and ‘Best Show Home.’ Westpoint Homes have additionally secured the title of 'Developer of the Year' at the 2015 Glasgow Property Herald Awards…
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Angela Sharp replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Shame about this one, but most apple trees which you can expect a crop from can be quite young so it's certainly worth replanting and starting again. If the client invests in a reasonable size tree it'll be cropping in no time. "
1 hour ago
Anthony Toop updated their profile
2 hours ago
Anthony Toop replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Ive used the spray on brake cleaner in the past, but more as a major clean up before applying lubricant, it works well but leaves the blades bone dry as it removes oil and grease obviously.It's ok on plastic and rubber as its designed to be non aggr…"
2 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Craig Campbell's discussion How did you start?
"Nice one Graeme , I know there is a saying  '' fail to plan''  and you '' plan to fail ''  obviously some truth in this but I have found in business the best opportunities and catalysts which have come my way have been down to chance meetings and fi…"
3 hours ago
Lee Foster replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Definately remove and re-plant.
It is always a shame when a nursery is prepared to let someone buy a poor specimin like this in the first place - at least if you go and choose one, you will make sure it does not have co-dominent leaders!"
4 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Just recently purchased a new Stihl Hedge trimmer and had opted for Motor bike chain cleaner OXZ ring compatible which i intend to spray onto the blades after use , It's supposed to blast off contaminants in seconds and stubborn areas can be brushed…"
9 hours ago
Mike Lish left a comment for Mike Lish
"Thanks for that Phil. It gave me the opportunity to revise.  Sorry to learn of your condition. Hope you are on the mend."
9 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Thanks for that Gary, what a good idea.  I have looked at some draw bar springs but they are the wrong configuration. Perhaps as you suggest trailer manufactrurers may be able to point me in the right direction."
10 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"I'd talk to one of the UK trailer manufactures - IforW or Wessex Trailers.
They build to spec and/or customise trailers and will probably have come across a similar requirement, so may be able to size/supply ?
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10 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Further, if the winch cable was in use as a tether while the machine broke away from its own drive while on the ramps , it's momentum and weight will probably tear out the anchor points.  Having said that, I am currently trying to source a suitably…"
10 hours ago
Matt Hallett replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"Agree ive got the orginal Klippo version before Husqvarna brought them over. Bullett proof"
11 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Hi Gary,
I fixed a 12V winch permanantly  to the stump grinder, as well as my own anchor point design next to the van's bulkhead several years ago.  The cabled anchor point secures the machine whilebeing  transported, and has been used to pull the m…"
11 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"We use a couple of Husky 553se bioclips.
Guys love them. Simple, Honda engine, great anti vibe handles that can be offset (..and also collaspe), single lever height adjustment."
11 hours ago
Matt Hallett replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"The other option is the Husqvarna 451 as both alloy decks and similar specs. Thanks for ur input on the 551.. Nobody seems to use the stiga pedestrian mowers down here in Dorset"
11 hours ago
Jeff Riddell is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
11 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"My experience of husqvana 551 is not that positive. The belt pulled clippings into the front wheel drive cog and it jumped it's belt repeatedly so it went back. Wierdly I bought a cheaper husqi machine for one of the grass cutting runs and has been…"
11 hours ago
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Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from…

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5 Replies · Reply by Mike Lish 10 hours ago