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Agata Wolf replied to Agata Wolf's discussion Support for trained fruit trees
"*Sorry that supposed to be a reply to Gary about S3i solutions"
5 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Evening Tim,
I am using it on Wednesday, so I'll send on a few pics of what it does . It does leave a slit, you can adjust the depth by adding or subtracting weights ,which come supplied. I understand every few years its advised to use a hollow time…"
9 hours ago
Billybop replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion Do battery powered tools justify the cost ?
"Yes the Ego blowers are great, i had the 5750 (575 c.f.m.) then got the 5800 (580 c.f.m.) which had the edge on the previous model. Now I have the 6500 which I had shipped from America as it was not available here (and maybe still isn't) I find I…"
10 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Re the weibang breaking down surely that's a maintenance issue with the hire company?
I've had the weibang aerator on hire a couple of times and got on really well with it. It's got the same engine as my weibang scarifier and it's never given me any…"
12 hours ago
Clive replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion Do battery powered tools justify the cost ?
"I use Ego kit.
I first bought a second hand mower which I’m about to sell on and upgrade. There latest mower is about 26kg and you can buy a roller for it so you get stripes.
I bought the latest 2020 strimmer last year wasn’t impressed will now sell…"
13 hours ago
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14 hours ago
Mark Rowe @ MLR Garden Services replied to Peter sellers's discussion wheeled strimmer and pedestrian mower for very steep banks
"We use an AS 940 for steep banks that we mow on a fortnightly basis. we hire it as it is very expensive to purchase for one job. we have never  had an issue with the machine slipping. we mow up and down with one section where we mow sideways. angles…"
19 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"Nice glass of rum chills me right down...."
22 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Samantha B's discussion Gardening after appendix surgery
"As with any invasive operation, you need time to recover and recuperate. Accept the fact that you can't work for at least 2 weeks and follow medical advice. I would have thought the doctors would have informed you how long you should be off work?…"
22 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"Real Ale from American Hops after a day's work or a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio white wine (not Chardonnay!) and occasionally a glass of Calvados whilst listening to Folk music. On a really hot day, we will have chilled Rose with ice in the glass…"
22 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to John Evans's discussion Plastic pots
"Contact your local council to see if the pots can be collected. Alternatively check out Homebase or B&Q as they sometime have a Pots Amensity week. It's a problem and the Industry need to reduce the amount of plastic. I did trial  biodegradable ones…"
22 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"I have a Eliet scarifier which is very manoeuvrable and does a good job. There may be a model that does the interchanging tines?"
22 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Yes I have been considering the Billy GoatThanks for your help. "
23 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Well I use the hollow tine prior to scarifying so the plugs get chopped up and collected with the moss. If I wasn't scarifying I would use solid tines so as not to make a mess that needs clearing up. "
23 hours ago
Kevin Bradnick replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"I use the Billy Goat Plugr 18 and it is heavy but surprisingly manouverable once you get a feel for it. Handles fold down and I can push into the van on the ramp easily enough on my own. Not something I'd want to be doing all the time but certainly…"
23 hours ago
John Evans posted a discussion
I've got yet another stack of plastic plots left over from a planting job. I re-use as many as I can for my own use in clients gardens/greenhouses and at home, and give many to friends and family and on freecycle etc. but still have loads. Does…
23 hours ago
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Plastic pots

I've got yet another stack of plastic plots left over from a planting job. I re-use as many as I can for my own use in clients gardens/greenhouses and at home, and give many to friends and family and on freecycle etc. but still have loads. Does…

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1 Reply · Reply by Andrew Midgley 22 hours ago
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Hollow tine aerators.

I've had a heavy Chinese machine on hire and it did the job but was awful to use. I want to buy a machine and am considering a Camon LA25 made by Tracmaster. It's about the right weight and money for myself. The Groundsman is undoubtedly a better…

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10 Replies · Reply by Paul Doyle 9 hours ago
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Spanish Bluebells

Hello allAnyone got any suggestions for controlling spanish bluebells in borders and lawns? Have tried Roundup provantage 480, and its having an effect, but its very slow! Have lost touch with the herbicide side of agriculture a bit, so wondered if…

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4 Replies · Reply by Rob Davies yesterday
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