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September in Your Garden

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September and with autumn just around the corner the late summer blooms of Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ light up the borders and make a winning planting combination with asters, ornamental grasses, crocosmia and the bee friendly sedums, all easy to grow an

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Over the last few months, the South West Landscape Centre have reviewed their pricing.

The result is very simple, as follows.  For all our home-grown production, our prices will be fixed for the next 12 months.

5 litre - Shrubs, Grasses and selected He

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This year, 07/12/10, I found my self travelling up the A38 at 30 mph due to the digital Garden Design Devon logo. temperature reading flashing minus 5 at me, my destination is the stunning Exeter Golf and Country Club, Devon. I'm not usually a Sunday driver, however, it's be

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Open forum activity

Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"If it's right by a boundary wall it sadly needs to come out. Cherries are one of the worst for causing subsidence. People Are such idiots when it comes to planting tree's."
15 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"Yes it's not always easy to do the right thing for the tree unfortunately whoever planted it put the wrong tree in the wrong place right next to a boundary wall when it was just a small tree .
Once it's pruned I  can't see it adding any value as it…"
17 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Ben, seems that you are in a strong position as you are well thought of by the school as you aren't the obvious choice to quote for something which is not your main business. Are they asking other contractors who do this type of work to quote? If…"
21 hours ago
Ben Hattersley replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Yes it seems to be mine field! The school arent happy with the current contractors and to be honest i wouldn't be either. The main concerns of the school are that they are paying for the contract but very little gets done.
Because i try stay away…"
yesterday
Jim Mileman is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"Can't say I've ever seen silver leaf in 22 yrs because I don't prune prunus in the winter. The only dease I've seen on cherry is a die back due to old age. With exception a fungal thing that was poor soil related and did recommend to customer not to…"
yesterday
Noel Dempsey replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"It's not advised to prune cherry trees until the weather is warmer to prevent disease."
Tuesday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Many Thanks everyone . Sorted now , just removed the 4 torx screws and lifted gear box cover , original grease a bit dried out so cleaned it up removed debris and re greased gears .
Screwed cover back on and works as it should .
A nice…"
Monday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John yes its definitely a diy job to me, and i am not mechanically minded whatsoever. The higher end HSA trimmers have actual greasing points where you take the bolt out and put the grease in. The less expensive models you unscrew the plastic…"
Sunday
Greg is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
Sunday
Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I think ap range you just rub a bit of grease on the cogs every 16hrs. The combi heads I fill up with grease a few times a year, was recommended to me by a stihl engineer. In the winter I clean out all the old grease. I sharpen my hedge cutters with…"
Sunday
Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I'm sure this is just a trick to extort money form customers.  As said, the gearbox will need greasing periodically and the blades sharpening with an angle grinder now and then .   They have these ridiculous checklists that say for example, "check…"
Sunday
Peter Davis replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"I don't have the battery one but on both my stihl combi hedgecutter & another battery one, I remove the gearbox cover every few weeks & grease all the gears & bearings.
I don't trust the grease nipple system & removing the cover allows a general…"
Sunday
Intelligent Gardening replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"and he can bid for other contracts once he has the set up."
Sunday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Hi Billy That's a good point greasing the gears , essential I should imagine , I wonder if it's a DIY job . ?  
Thanks never considered this ."
Saturday
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"hi John never had any stihl AK only the AP stuff, I can imagine greasing the gears but apart from sharpening blades as you say, what is there to service really, probably more of a checklist they tick off"
Saturday
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