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From groundsman to greenkeeper, contractor to sales advisor – the experienced Allan Wright has turned his hand to most jobs in the turf and amenity industry.

“In all of the positions that I’ve had in my career, I’ve always looked at the next step as a

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ICL and Lancaster University joined forces in 2017 to conduct a first-time research into the effects of wetting agents on plant physiology.

PhD researcher Vasileios Giannakopoulos committed himself to the three-year project to find out how wetting age

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Terry Harrison Machinery has recently equipped two of the largest councils in Wales with new fleets of Etesia PRO 46 pedestrian mowers.

After previously working in the groundcare industry for 23 years, Terry Harrison formed his company in 2012. Terry

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Baggleys announced as Pellenc dealer

Baggleys Machinery have recently been appointed as an authorised dealer for the full range of Pellenc professional battery powered equipment.

Baggleys Machinery is a family run business based in Norfolk owned by Solly Mansfield. Solly’s wife Fiona and

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ICL has announced an update to the UK label of its residual herbicide, LockStar, which will provide users with more effective and flexible weed control.

The label update includes extended use of the product meaning that LockStar can now be applied all

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Matthew Hallam, head groundsman at Notts County FC, claims that the versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace after they were unable to carry out end of season renovations.

Matthew, who started life in the industry as a greenkeeper,

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With the impending difficulty some green space professionals will soon be experiencing from a delayed first cut, many are turning to the Etesia Attila AH75 brushcutter as a solution. 

The Etesia Attila AH75 brushcutter offers ride-on performance in a

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Dennis and SISIS are celebrating an impressive decade of groundcare seminars this year. In this article, we look at the history and development of the seminars and how they have proved to be so beneficial for so many of the unsung heroes in a wide va

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New Etesia dealer in Northern Ireland

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of RD Mechanical Services, who will be distributing the full product range throughout various areas in Northern Ireland.

Specialists in manufacturing high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professiona

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Glassboys raise a toast to MM60

Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots football and you would be hard pressed to find anyone as dedicated to the cause than Ian Pilkington. In fact, he spends most of his free time tending to the pitch at Stourbridge FC’s War Memorial Ground, whi

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Inverallan Landscapes has taken one step further in its quest to become fossil fuel free by expanding its Pellenc portfolio with the purchase of two Rasion Easy self-propelled mowers and a set of Airion blowers.

Step by step, Inverallan Landscapes, a

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PRO 34R magnificent at Meadow Lane

Since using the Dennis PRO 34R rotary mower, the pitch at Notts County FC’s Meadow Lane has never been so clean according to head groundsman Matthew Hallam.

Matthew has been the head groundsman at Notts County FC for just over 18 months. In this relat

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ICL has announced that LockStar - a new residual, pre-emergent total herbicide for vegetation management, is now available in Ireland.

LockStar arrives at a time when public green spaces, amenity areas and transportation infrastructure are all coming

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ICL has announced the launch of Gronamic - a new range of organo-mineral fertilizers.

The Gronamic range comprises various analyses and particle sizes to suit the demands of all types of fine and coarse turf. The range combines the benefits of mineral

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After winning the 2019 SALTEX College Cup, four students from Myerscough College recently enjoyed an unforgettable experience at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium.

The annual SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Toro and Reesink Turfcare, is a student-led sp

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Open forum activity

john jones replied to paul watson's discussion Hard (ish) pruning of a weeping birch
"I would do it. Would maybe try and wait a month or so but to do it now will be ok. Do nice tidy cuts to the branch collars and don't put anything on the wounds. People make wine from birch sap and tap the trees deliberately and they survive."
6 hours ago
Andrew Coates replied to Andrew Coates's discussion How do you tackle this one folks
"Evening Craig,sorry to here about the rough time you had,but on a happier note your back on track.To start,finding this forum was a blessing,how informative they all are,I've held back on flyering and spoke to a window cleaner I know very well to ke…"
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Tim harris posted a discussion
Hi all. New to the site, very interesting reading some of the posts.  I'm based in Oxfordshire and a self employed gardener, mainly concentrating on the horticultural side of things and no so much on the hard stuff. Gardening runs in the family, my…
6 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Summer house base (MOT or not?)
"Ah, I was under the impression that it was to be slabbed as above.
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9 hours ago
Martin parry and Amanda Richards joined Landscape Juice Network
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paul watson posted a discussion
Hi everyone.I have a client with a  weeping birch that has 5 or six branches growing vertically (so not very weeping), he wants these pruned back hard to where the weeping format is. the weeping part of the tree is approx 3.6 meters, the verticle br…
9 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Alan reeves's discussion Bookeeping service
"I'm in surrey, I have just paid £360 for verifiecation of accounts & tax returns. Never even met my accountant. As Andrew says its tax deductable & this year the chancellor has had to give me £1.5k back & nothing to pay til July 21. Which along with…"
10 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Summer house base (MOT or not?)
"the instructions said "firm ground" - so we just scraped off obvious lumps then levelled with the minimum disruption possible to the surface. It was a shed for general storage.... not for storing a motorbike or similar.... I would think if it was fo…"
11 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Andrew Midgley's discussion Feedback on Eliet Maestro Country Shredder/Chipper
"I reckon for £50 per hire you will be losing money due the wear, fuel and servicing requirements, not to mention time taken to load, transport, unload etc... Happy to be corrected!"
11 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to Graham Garden's discussion Employers look for?
"Chipper and aerial rescue, pa1+6, brushcutter."
11 hours ago
Chris R Selwyn-Smith replied to Andrew Midgley's discussion Feedback on Eliet Maestro Country Shredder/Chipper
"My Eliet Prof 4 works very well I keep in the yard and chip stuff I bring home and then compost it, It makes the world of difference when it comes to composting the shredded material really heats up Putting sappy green material will block it unless…"
11 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to GaryRK's discussion Bio Degradable Strimmer Line
"The amazon link at the start of the thread still works.
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/559045-Biotrim-Biodegradable-Roundline-Str...
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Liam Healy replied to Andrew Midgley's discussion Feedback on Eliet Maestro Country Shredder/Chipper
"I was using my old CS100 on a job and the customer asked if he could put some cuttings through from his front garden. He pointed at an innocuous pile brash. I said ok and started it - I went round the back to start tidying the saws away and when I c…"
13 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Gaz's discussion Dying shrub
"I guess it's the prolonged, hot dry weather we have had recently. I would cut it back to green shoots, apply some feed to the base and water deeply. If possible put some garden compost  around the base.  "
13 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Alan reeves's discussion Bookeeping service
"I pay £365 for my accounts to be verified and the tax returns on my behalf. Don't forget it's tax deductible."
13 hours ago
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Hi all. New to the site, very interesting reading some of the posts.  I'm based in Oxfordshire and a self employed gardener, mainly concentrating on the horticultural side of things and no so much on the hard stuff. Gardening runs in the family, my…

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Employers look for?

Question for employers in the arb sector. When looking for a new employee, what courses /tickets would you want to see? Also if an potential employee doesn't want the climbing ticket, what else would be most useful to the employer?Would chipper and…

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