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Why this Garden Works - Tuinen Mien Ruys

From the 1920s to the 1990s the Dutch landscape architect, Mien Ruys, created small, experimental gardens with radical new designs. She wanted to test what works and what doesn't, often with a commercial purpose in mind. For instance, she created man
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It is a strange phenomenon that today, even though we have every conceivable labour saving gadget available, no one seems to have any spare time! Nearly every client I talk to asks for a low maintenance garden. It is therefore vital when choosing a h
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Making Hard & Soft Landscaping Choices

The choice of planting is very important to ensure year-round interest in the garden. When designing an outdoor space, it is essential to get the balance right between hard and soft landscaping. Both require a lot of careful thought.
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Design Your Garden to Last a Lifetime

It is often feared that low maintenance means your garden will look like a concrete jungle. However, with a bit of thoughtful planning, Tobermore can help you strike a really good balance between hard and soft landscaping. This ensures that your gard
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Our Decking Wins the 2015 Chamber Award

SMUK Solutions is celebrating after being crowned North West Small Business of the Year in the regional heats of the National Chamber Awards 2015.

The Chamber Awards, now in its 12th year, are a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivot

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As garden designers my c3314777041?profile=RESIZE_320x320olleague, Mark Rendell, and I carried out a research project in 2013 to answer a simple question, "Why aren't care home gardens more actively used?", particularly for dementia, and even when they meet the latest guidance. Thro

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Plant Heritage is celebrating 35 years and the design for this year’s RHS Hampton Court is intended to be a visual representation of what Plant Heritage does. “I know its an old expression but I am hoping that ‘saying it with flowers’ will really hel
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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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Alex Morton replied to Adam Snow's discussion LTD company and Coronavirus
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Those who pay themselves a salary and dividends through their own company are not covered by the scheme but will be covered for their salary by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme if t…"
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Billybop replied to GaryRK's discussion Covid-19 business contingency
"absolutely, it's a good point and i know some have had customers kindly offer to keep paying, my jobs are done on an unwritten contract type of arrangement, ie. I do the work then the customer pays me, but some bigger outfits obviously have contract…"
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Catherine Miller replied to GaryRK's discussion Covid-19 business contingency
"I haven't tried it myself, but then no one has asked me not to visit yet (didn't work last week but going back on Monday).
Customers are as keen not to lose good workers as we are not to lose business ;-)
Just interested if anyone has asked the ques…"
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PAUL replied to GaryRK's discussion Covid-19 business contingency
"i pay my cleaner a retainer, but she obviously needs to come into my home. I wouldnt pay my window cleaner as they have no need to have contact with me and can continue working"
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Billybop replied to GaryRK's discussion Covid-19 business contingency
"crikey, a retainer as in, payment for not coming but keeping the client on your books? It's a fair point but best of luck with that."
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Chris replied to David @ Eastleigh Garden Service's discussion Confusing messages (Covid-19)
"Read the article, very moving, how we take our way of life for granted makes you think."
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Steven Mills replied to David @ Eastleigh Garden Service's discussion Confusing messages (Covid-19)
"Yes,on the surface level that particular article doesn't appear overtly negative in comparison to other material but it still carries subliminal undertones of inevitability,this is powerful and works on a subconcious level.
The future is still open…"
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John F replied to David @ Eastleigh Garden Service's discussion Confusing messages (Covid-19)
"The article is jaw dropping although not everyones mental health journey or experience will be the same . 
Not everyone is aware of balancing positive and negative affirmations 
We are lucky here at this time thanks to Phil , his family all those in…"
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Nick Fellows replied to Andrew Liddle's discussion Lawn mower choice...another discussion
"Hi Steve just found this from last year and was wondering how the Alko has lasted and his you feel about it now?
We've just knackered our workhorse Etesia Pro PHCT thanks to thoughtful scaffolder leaving something in the grass grrrr. No workshops or…"
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Strut replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Still waiting for clarification concerning on-site working re: COVID-19
"I agree. The sooner we all stay at home ,the quicker this thing will pass."
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dan replied to David @ Eastleigh Garden Service's discussion Confusing messages (Covid-19)
"Id agree with Steven largely -- mental state and a positive mental state is going to be more important than ever right now. Ideally reducing the amount of news you recieve is a good start - and then choosing from where it comes. The above article is…"
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LTD company and Coronavirus

Hi allI wonder if any of you are in the same boat as myself? I run a LTD company from home and in effect don't have a premises as such and don't pay business rates. I pay myself a small wage and then take out dividends. All I can see that I'm…

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