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Critically Acclaimed Gardening Greats: John Brookes (MBE), Noel Kingsbury, & Michael King, Launch New Online Courses with MyGardenSchool to Propagate Gardening Excellence Globally. 

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Perhaps the most influential living landscape designer of our time,

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Just been talking to BALI about what landscapers and designers really want to learn about.  Interesting - when we set up MyGardenSchool it was originally intended to be a consumer proposition.  What we're finding though, is a large proportion of our

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A Christmas gift of a gardening course with some of the world’s best gardeners is just a click away as MyGardenSchool launches a unique online gift certificate 

MyGardenSchool, the world’s first online gardening school, has today launched gift certifi

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The Garden Design Academy began by providing training to garden designers and by assisting home gardeners to design their own gardens. I started offering these in the UK from our offices in Hertfordshire and when we moved to France they took on a who

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Just a quick update from MyGardenSchool on some new courses we've launched that start this Saturday. Courses range from beginners intros, to real pro stuff on Design and Construction. They're all four week online courses - the new courses starting on
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Bruce Martin replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"thank you all for your comments - I think I will go down the cordless route - most of my work is thinner hedging - I still have a small petrol hedge cutter just not a long reach pole so that should do the thicker stuff - thanks again "
4 minutes ago
dan replied to Adam Woods's discussion Renovating box topiary
"id go by eye and use a good T series sthil hedge cutter. Id start now with light shaping and then go harder in spring and aim to do again lightly sept next year and repeat the following year. Should be able to get them back in two years. "
1 hour ago
John F replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"Yes i agree i watch those videos myself  in fact i recently bought a lazer cut blade which came with sharpening instructions we can only trust the advice has being tried and tested and learn from experoence , I believe its possible to sharpen them…"
2 hours ago
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Dave Hooper replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"Not heard about no sharpening blades. My dealers never mentioned that.
There's  Stihl how to sharpen hedge cutter blade videos on-line. I sharpen mine when there blunt. I find that once the touching worn down in the inside they just don't cut fine…"
14 hours ago
John F replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"I find cordless is is a joy to use on hedges which just need regular trimming and existing shape and height maintaining but i find petrol has the edge on the bigger jobs but i understand from what i learn on here that there are stihl cordless models…"
16 hours ago
Gary McGeown replied to Terka Acton's discussion Sunken trampoline supply/installation
"Some of the images below look pretty great, and we have found that there are usually excellent videos available from the trampoline manufacturers on Youtube. We have some videos from Berg. Let us know if you want to have a look.
Gary"
16 hours ago
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Dave Hooper replied to Adam Woods's discussion Renovating box topiary
"I'd always use a hedge cutter for Stuff like that, especially renovation."
17 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Renovating box topiary
"Well here are two examples of the problems - and to remind people... I have been doing the garden (2acres) on around 3 hours a week for the past 2 years or so - and tbh have followed the shape that the cones and spheres were.  We could quite easily…"
18 hours ago
Brian www.mibservices.co.uk replied to Gary RK's discussion Ramps - what are the options ?
"Hi Gary, aye good mate, except the obvious C19 we're all going through..... you ?"
21 hours ago
Bruce Martin replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"sorry should of made it clear I do servicing generally on it ie greasing etc every month but send it for a full service once a year - no sap hasn't dried - taken head off nothing looks stuff and well lubricated - looks like it is in the main gearbox…"
21 hours ago
Dave Hooper replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"I use mine this morning to cut the top off a laylandi hedge, it hadn't been cut for two years, it did fine. But I had to get the petrol poll saw out for a few bits.
You should try a demo one, I wish a brought them years ago!"
21 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Ramps - what are the options ?
"Hi all, many thanks 👍 How the devil are you Brian ? ?"
22 hours ago
Steven Clayton updated their profile
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Bruce Martin replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"ok so probably no good for me then as I have to cut thicker stuff - thanks for your reply
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22 hours ago
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petrol v battery

Any views on battery v petrol for a long reach pole trimmerI have had a petrol husqvarna for quite a few years but unfortunately coming to the end of its life I feel as blades have ceased (although this one is only 3 years old ! and maintained…

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Viburnum problem

Hi All,Can anyone identify the problem on these viburnum. They are planted this year and were fine until a few days ago. They were sprayed with liquid fertiliser last week mixed with pesticide..... at least I hope thsts what it was.. Paul

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