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Simon Land replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"There's no problem at all with her wanting a pittosporum to remind her of her home, they are versatile and useful shrubs with lots of nice varieties.... But they are not suitable for long term clipping, topiary wise, in comparison to others which…"
6 hours ago
Will replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"Crews Hill is an interesting place.
Look it up, it's a road with about 15 nurseries / garden centres on it. There's also a pub.
Ive had big plants from Paramount before, and all were top quality.
Looking at their site though, can't quite believe how…"
8 hours ago
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Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"Thank you... and thank you David above - thanks to your comment re Paramount Ive fot a 25% discount on the plant :) :)"
8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"I'm buying it for him... and planting it - he doesnt want people he doesnt know in his property... if we have to hire plant or similar so be it - there are 3 of us, so I think we will be OK.... it will be on the edge of the drive so easy to access."
8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"His wife is Australian - and wants a Pittosporum to remind her of home... no choice allowed"
8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
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8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"I'm reasonably relaxed ... I've been looking after the garden for the past 3 years (last year during COVID he upped our hours "to cover for clients that had cancelled", he's a good bloke, with more money in his bank account than proably all of us…"
8 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"I'm going to collect it on the 13th - we just have to pray that it is a wet (or snow) day - if it is a glorious work day I will be pi**ed :)"
9 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"Hi Matt,
Have you ever come across these ??. Can be very handy..
https://youtu.be/y61o89pO720"
9 hours ago
Matt Courtnell replied to Adam Woods's discussion Any advice?
"Having recently left working at a large private estate and planting many very large and mature trees, along with all the other advice I would also add coir mulch mats. They are great for keeping the weeds away but also retianing moisture in the…"
20 hours ago
John F replied to Edward baker's discussion Cheap battery pole saw - what to buy?
"I wouldn't recommemd them as a replacement for stihl , I have stihl also but good for a low priced domestic cordless , The mower is light as a feather ideal for going up steps or over walls to cut a little lawn but also good on bigger lawns , 
Just…"
20 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Edward baker's discussion Cheap battery pole saw - what to buy?
"Never heard of them before. Hedge cutter looks like it cuts ok. I've got all stihl stuff so probably stick with them and quit a few bits of Makita."
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Andrew . Perkins replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"Not seen any box blight here but west Yorkshire is a bit to close for comfort.
I have seen Volutella blight due to another gardener pruning in the rain , it does look similar but not as serious as box blight. "
yesterday
John F replied to Edward baker's discussion Cheap battery pole saw - what to buy?
"Not seen them tbh but bought a mower ,blower and hedgetrimmer and they are brilliant . Two years old and never missed a beat , the mower has really done alot of work .so cheap too .
You have to be realistic with such purchases and allocate them…"
yesterday
Edward baker replied to Edward baker's discussion Cheap battery pole saw - what to buy?
"Ive chosen the sander, as my old one disappeared somewhere! "
yesterday
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A client has asked us to buy a specimen shrub - he's fallen for one that is basically going to cost the best part of £1000 by the time we get it to Wiltshire. It is to replace one that has been killed by the previous gardeners pruning it in the…

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