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Billybop replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
"none of that looks very overgrown to me yes I would just snip a few bits off the viburnum to shape it up as required, Looks like they couldn't reach the bits of shrubs at the back but hard to tell if that's from next door"
5 hours ago
PGM replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
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6 hours ago
PGM posted a discussion
Recently taken on this garden where the previous gardener has allowed the shrubs to become far too big. The mahonia, red robin and budleja are all things i'm very comfortable sorting over the course of this year and early next year. My one slight…
6 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"Bargain!
I have previously thought about buying one for lawn Edging rather using a half moon.
I'd like to read your feed back on it after extensive use.
 "
6 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Thanks, unfortunately nearly all our work are large commercial sites the specs of whicj require shrub/,hedge maintenance so just waiting for a winning lottery ticket! Increase in staff not financially viable although am using more sub contractors…"
13 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Hate to be pesimistic here but if you've got serious back problems........... not just an odd ache.......... it really might be worth considering packing in the"hard graft" for something less taxing on the body. Could you just not take on any work…"
14 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Concluded that there is not battery kit that is going to perform with hard commercial use at an acceptable weight. Stihl ,Husqvarna with a decent battery are coming in at in excess of 6kg which are heavier than our Echo semi long reach which is…"
14 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Stuart, you have got a few more years in you ! I'm 66, they say hard work never killed anyone but it has injured many!"
15 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"I have had my Stihl HlA 85 for 7 yeaes now Peter & only had to replace the switch last year. Admittedly it is only myself using it, not a team, but it does get some abuse. No as much use as the 24" HSA86 which I use an awful lot more. I run both…"
15 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Thanks , have narrowed it down to Makita DUN 461 W.
But it weighs less than half with battery than the premium brands and wonder if this is because of build quality? Chinese made. There are several negative reviews on the multi angle head locking…"
18 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"Our dealer has the straight shaft version on offer at £120 inc vat, we can recover the vat so at £100 wiil buy and risk it"
18 hours ago
Nigel McDonald replied to Rob's discussion Is it normal for mulching mowers to leave a poor finish?
"If it was me,
I would check the blade is secure? Has it been put on upside down? Is the engine running fast enough? Have you tried it on a different lawn?i have looked at the spec of the machine and it is specific mulcher.  You should not be having…"
18 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"I used one many year's a go. They're much more violent than a strimmer, they spit stones, I wouldn't use one without a visor. Was only a few hrs use.
They're for cutting in edges are they not. I Prefer using an up turned Strimmer for trimming…"
yesterday
Vic 575 replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Buy one of these, Had mine over ten years. It will change your life. It gives you a weightless hedge cutter."
yesterday
Jake Piechowicz replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"I actually don't have one of these but my understanding is that bent shaft attachments have a very weak drive shaft compared to straight because they have to be flexible to go around the curve
if your hitting stones regularly which is probably…"
yesterday
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Overgrown Shrub Border

Recently taken on this garden where the previous gardener has allowed the shrubs to become far too big. The mahonia, red robin and budleja are all things i'm very comfortable sorting over the course of this year and early next year. My one slight…

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2 Replies · Reply by Billybop 5 hours ago
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Stihl lawn edger

We have a Stihl petrol kombi unit and are considering buying a lawn edger attachment.Do we go for straight or bent shaft?Are they any good?Its going to be used solely for cutting grass back against kerbs, concrete and tarmac on large commercial…

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4 Replies · Reply by Honey Badger 6 hours ago
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AdBlue on lawns

Hi All, I have a client who I have worked for, for years, just as & when doing his lawn scarifying a bit of maintenance & now cut the lawns when they go their other place in Spain. Alright for some!Anyway he let me know a couple of days before he…

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3 Replies · Reply by Neil Darby yesterday
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