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Adam Pilgrim replied to Ali Launder's discussion Compacted raised bed
"Looks like 'one of those jobs'. Its obviously been neglected and ignored for years and client doesn't really want to spend any money on it now. Ideally would have been sprayed off about two months ago (way too late on the year now), leave over…"
6 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"In that case ripping through the garden with a chain trencher might not go down too well."
7 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"The latter Andrew"
7 hours ago
Peter replied to Ali Launder's discussion Compacted raised bed
"Couch grass and Grounbnd elder are very difficult to eradicate, I would spray it all off and leave it a while and then see if anything comes back in the spring, it may need repeated treatments.  The bark will fall onto the drive in time, I find…"
9 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Is there a presumption that gardeners will charge less for digging trenches and backfilling them?
Alternatively, is there an assumption that the electricians will not be so careful when digging around established plants?"
9 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Thank you everyone... I'm trying to find a machine to do the work - we'll see.
It seems the electricians were told by the owners not to bury the cables,,.,,, "the gardeners would do it" - Given all the rain, it could be that it will be quite quick…"
10 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Unless the electricians left at least a metre of slack cable on each run between fixtures there’s no point in digging trenches, because the cables won’t be long enough to push down into the trenches."
12 hours ago
Ali Launder posted a discussion
One of my clients wants to smarten up this bed. It has a retaining wall which is about a foot high and is natural stone. So the facing retaining wall could look quite nice once the moss and weeds have been cleaned up - I'm thinking a stiff brush…
14 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"I'm with honey badger on this, the electrician has not fulfilled his obligations regarding the regulations concerning the installation of cable outside. The client should ask him to do it correctly and if he refuses report him to the relevant…"
15 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Dylan's discussion Which VAT scheme
"We've been vat registered for the last 40 years, as others have noted, vat returns have to be submitted digitally. Go for normal 20% registration. As far as an accountant goes we view them as an essential business tool, a good one and not…"
15 hours ago
Peter Davis posted a discussion
I want to replace the head of my Kombi Polesaw attachment.  I have now discovered that there are two versions.This is shown by some dealers.This by other dealers. Clearly it's a more solid head. Does anyone know what the other differences are ?
19 hours ago
Billybop commented on Fleur Voice's blog post STIHL UPDATES HSA 94 CORDLESS HEDGE TRIMMER RANGE
"If the rear handle was redesigned with a battery housing below where the trigger is, that might work"
19 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Dylan's discussion Which VAT scheme
"We are on the standard scheme which I think means you can reclaim everything but still charge 20%, there is another scheme I think where you charge less but can't reclaim...
 
I also think you have to have an accounting software package as you have…"
20 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"The guys installing fibre optic cable for internet and phone just use a spade to make a slit across lawns to push it down into then stamp on the lawn around the slit to close it up.
One of my lady customers had a new gas supply installed, I thought…"
yesterday
Neil Ruddick replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Do you know any farmers?  Round here I have seen them use a mole plough behind tractors.  The plough is a vertical blade, at the bottom of which is a pointed steel cylinder.  Pipes/cables can be pulled behind the pointed steel cylinder.  They use…"
yesterday
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Which VAT scheme

It looks like i will have to go vat registered now as my turnover will hit the £85k mark.In the past I have done my own accounts as they are fairly straight forward but I will need a accountant if I am vat registered.just wondered wether to applt…

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