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SALTEX Innovation Award Winners

The very first SALTEX Innovation Award celebrated the best in brand new grounds care technology when the show took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017.

Making its debut, the…

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After embarking on a three-day round journey to attend a Dennis and SISIS bowling green maintenance seminar in Perth, Scotland, Mike Bailey - secretary and treasurer of the Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club,…

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Etesia UK, the distributor of Pellenc battery-powered tools in the UK and Ireland, has announced a special offer which will see customers save up to 50% of the purchase price of the ULiB1100…

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New York Red Bulls Praise SISIS Osca

Dan Shemesh, Director of Stadium and Training Grounds for the New York Red Bulls has praised the SISIS Osca 3 which maintains the synthetic turf on one of the club’s training fields.

When Dan Shemesh was looking for a machine that would…

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MM50 is ACE for Devonshire Park

Following a successful trial period, Danny Negus - head groundsman at Devonshire Park International Tennis Centre in Eastbourne, has decided to use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed exclusively across all three of the sites he maintains.

Danny…

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The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the 2017 winners of the SALTEX College Cup will be given the opportunity to work as part of the grounds team when Scotland host England as part of…

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Oeliatec return to SALTEX on stand number E055 to showcase their range of environmentally-friendly range of weed control products.

All Oeliatec weed control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by…

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Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60, MM50 and the new exciting MM7 on their stand at…

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Scott H replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"I was charged circa £800 for monthly payroll 2 staff and end of year accounts. Bookkeeping stayed in house so we had a full set of books to send off at year end.
Problems started when we made mistakes with expense categories, also found time was get…"
6 minutes ago
Graham Taylor replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Years ago, I had to plant a load of 1 year old, bare-rooted saplings.  I remember digging a hole, carefully placing it in the hole etc. The old boy I was with just made a slit in the ground with the spade, dropped the roots in and closed the slit up…"
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11 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"I've planted lots of trees and genrally bare root whips are easy to plant in good conditions.  However, I have always experinced a high loss rate with Birch which doesn't make a lot of sense as Birch is one of the pioneer speices.  This could be dow…"
11 hours ago
dan replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"would like to think they bare root -- which would make a huge difference -- with this cold and expected more cold - bare root should be available another month maybe 
you could plant bare root very fast depending on the situ but might have an expect…"
11 hours ago
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Luke brooks replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Most accountants will charge per payslip so I pay around £15 per slip (£60a month  per person if weekly) or £15 per person monthly pay  I offer fortnightly or monthly pay 
end of year accounts £1200-£1500 
can get cheaper accountants but I’m happy w…"
12 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Agreed we are closer to £800.00 but we do the vat and use xero to make their life’s easier! Payroll is very simple for us as well..."
13 hours ago
Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Thanks All,
Kieran, when you say if they are spot bed, walk away from it, is that because the raking out/cutting out would loosen all the slabs that are not loose?
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13 hours ago
Kieran Ray replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"My approach would be to check how the slabs are laid first, if spot bed, you may as well just walk away now. 
if they have been laid p[roperly on a full bed I would chase the joints as bgood as possible with a mortar rakeing blade on a disc cutter,…"
13 hours ago
bernie reddington replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"I have only used Xero not QB & it is working really well for me as well. I use it with Jobber & Receipt Bank & I love how they all link up. Works really well. The only thing I don't like about Xero is the lack of colours, blue & white only as oppose…"
14 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"Xero is excellent for us! makes my life so much easier when it comes to the numbers side of the business. "
14 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"i would certainly use a disc cutter or similar. you'll be there for a mind numbingly long time doing it with a hammer and bolster. JUst make sure to stock up on PPE 
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14 hours ago
Chris Roberts replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Depends how much you get them to do. You could do some things yourself like payroll and VAT that would keep the cost down. But whatever way for a ltd company i'ts going to be around £1000pa . Some people will undoubtedly get it cheaper but I think t…"
14 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Raises a number of questions;

Are you under B.S. in the specification for planting?
Access - easy/hard ?
Are they rootballs or containerised ?
What's the lie of the land - can you use an auger or planning to manually dig ?
OM/Mulch/Feed included ?…"
15 hours ago
Roy Parker posted a discussion
can any give me a rough idea of they accountants fees for payrol and end of year accounts for ltd company  
16 hours ago
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