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ICL marks its sixth Independent Schools Seminar in style

ICL recently held the sixth successive annual Independent Schools Seminar. The event, held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham brought together turf professionals and provided an opportunity to net

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Telford College of Arts and Technology is a further educational college in Shropshire that has recently undergone extension work. Tobermore have supplied a vast range of paving products that have been used to create a striking new landscape at Telfor
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With more than £150 million currently invested in the University of Lincoln and having the first building at the University opened by the Queen in 1996, The Times Good University Guide has described it as ‘the most dramatic transformation of a Univer

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A party of Sherriff Amenity customers, delegates and staff from the company and sponsors Everris recently attended the Golf Industry Show in Orlando which followed the company’s education programme at BTME in Harrogate.

The group for the trip was made

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Sherriff Amenity, one of the UK’s leading turf care and sports equipment suppliers, has confirmed that it will once again be holding the BASIS Foundation Award in Amenity and Horticulture at BTME 2014.

3314184101?profile=RESIZE_480x480Following the success of the 2013 award, which

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Are so called professional body; the Society of Garden Designers, has forced through what I consider to be the worst piece of legislation in its pitiful 30 year history.It has decreed that from 2010, if you want to apply to become even a lowly corres
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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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James King replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hi James. I bought the Pick Tine and have only used it on one job. This was on a flower bed with soft soil. Perhaps I'm wrong, but, I look at tools as to how often they are used and therefore value for money. The hedge cutter, pruner and strimmer (s…"
1 hour ago
Paul Pownall and James joined Landscape Juice Network
3 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I’d say the hedge trimmer attachment is not as good as some others on the market, Stihl’s old version was brilliant, the new one I would not buy again. "
4 hours ago
James Duke replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hi James, what attachments do you consider not to be so good? I am doing the same as you and building up my collection "
11 hours ago
Clive Meredeen replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Agree that ground cover planting needs careful selection but by definition you want them to spread by rhizomes or stolon to cover the surface beneath shrubs and / or herbaceous plants. It may require some weeding initially while the ground cover pla…"
12 hours ago
James King replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Cheers Gary. As with Dom, you have answered my concerns. I do have the Kombi kit and am rapidly increasing the number of attachments - some good, some not so good, hence my question. Do you happen to use the path edger? this is something else I am c…"
15 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Good point about soil being ill. Membrane must interrupt the normal activity of worms, and may interrupt the passage of nutrients and possibly the funghi that are an essential part of the normal structure of healthy soil. I wonder how much it affect…"
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mark thomas replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"Thanks everybody much appreciated!!!!"
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Dom Kenzie replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"Hello James,
I have the kombi brush coupled with the 94rc. It is a good piece of kit that will easly clean large areas quickly. I removed a lot of heavy mud from a road recently. It is good on block paving especially when its wet, although it will n…"
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James King posted a discussion
I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked…
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Ali Launder replied to Lesley Anne Bloomer's discussion When to lay bark chips - before or after planting?
"Have to say my experience of Strulch is that after a couple of months it no longer looks good, it has pretty much disappeared by 12 months (although obiously this is good in some ways, it turns out to be expensive to have to completely re-mulch ever…"
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Vic 575 replied to PETER CROSBY's discussion Bessertrim brushcutters
"If there are any bad points I haven’t found them yet. The shafts are very high spec. I have owned and used many different strimmers over the years, Husqvarnas, alpinas, Hondas and many others. The only engines that have never been any trouble to sta…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"If you have the choice, start on 1st Jan with monthly payments. That way you start the season in credit and any issues won't leave you chasing money in the same way. "
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PETER CROSBY replied to PETER CROSBY's discussion Bessertrim brushcutters
"What's the bad points about them?
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Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked…

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Bessertrim brushcutters

Hi all.Our echo brush cutter after 7 years of abuse is now beyond economical repair. I was going to plump for the exact same new model, but knowing parts can be pricey I've vaguely thought about purchasing a different brand. My newest employee…

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