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Colin Hunt replied to julia brigdale's discussion Insurance requirements for jobbing gardener
"Since we had a casual worker damage himself with a Hayterette 30 years ago, I've always taken the view that Murphy's Law is waiting to strike!!"
2 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Tim Stevens's discussion Tree died that I planted 3 months ago
"Plants are living things and as such,like people, they die due to a number of factors. There is always a failure percentage (I forget what that percentage is)  when planting. A case in point is that I planted an Acacia dealbata last year in a client…"
9 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to julia brigdale's discussion Insurance requirements for jobbing gardener
"The chances of anything going wrong is slim but if it does go wrong then you will wished you have taken out the appropriate insurance. Also you must have a risks assessment in place as well as showing him how to operate the machinery properly and sa…"
9 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"It's interesting and a relief to know I'm not the only one so badly affected by ivy. I have worn a mask once to deal with it, and the client was a bit mortified she'd even asked me to do the ivy (and she didn't ask me again, but I'm not that bothere…"
9 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"I have known people involved with horses and ponies be extremely cautious around ragwort  and witnessed cattle happily munching cherry laurel and yew hedges with seemingly no ill effects . "
11 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"A guy I know lifted his trouser leg to show me his own leg underneath that he had snagged on a thorn in his garden, resulting in an infection, which required half the flesh to be cut away to save his life.
If you saw his tidy garden you would not th…"
13 hours ago
Graham Matthews replied to Graham Matthews's discussion Wiebang Legacy pro 48 v Lawnflite Pro 553HRS-PROHS 53cm Self Propelled Rear Roller Mower !
"Put the Weibang through it's paces on Friday......very happy wish I'd bought one last year before I bought the Hayter pro......"
15 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"Ivy does the same to me. I use a breathing mask when working on ivy
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18 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to julia brigdale's discussion Insurance requirements for jobbing gardener
"That should have read as “In years gone bye people generally wouldn’t have worried about it”."
20 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Neil Darby's discussion Tripod Ladders & Chippers
"Thanks everyone for their input. The advice was very useful.
I have managed to pick up an Eliet Major shredder, for what I though was a very good price second hand & now just getting used to working with it.
As for the ladder, I went with a 3M tripo…"
20 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Filling in a pond
"If your filling it in with hardcore, take your time & layer it in as flat as you can. Don't just pour in barrow loads of rubbish. As David says, then compact it down. I would infill the gaps between the hardcore with sub soil or something. Just keep…"
21 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"Ivy can be nasty. Years ago whilst doing tree work I used to get covered in the stuff. Since then I have become allergic to Ivy. Not good in our professions! It's the tiny hairs on it, they bring me out in a rash & irritate.
When I know that I will…"
21 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to julia brigdale's discussion Insurance requirements for jobbing gardener
"In years gone bye people generally wouldn’t about it, these days if he is under eighteen and has an accident working unsupervised with power tools, such as the strimmer,  I guess you would end up going to hell and back for arranging it all, particul…"
22 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"The one that gets me is strimming common hogweed https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleum_sphondylium even if I'm careful I still get splattered and have lovely blisters for a few weeks. Not particularly painful, but unsightly. Best prevention is l…"
yesterday
Angela Sharp replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"While not poisonous you do have to be careful if you ever cut a lot of euphorbia. I was on a gardening course not so long ago and a guy leading the course said he has cut euphorbia for years with no ill effect until one day it did affect him very ba…"
yesterday
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Is it safe to cut near or around posionous plants?
"Is the monkshood wolfsbane plant easy to identify when young?"
yesterday
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