garden maintenance (4)

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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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Greenkeeper Mark Piper claims that the SISIS Supaturfman has made a remarkable difference to the green at Maldon Bowling Club in Essex.Maldon, one of the most respectable bowling clubs in Essex, was founded in 1908.Historically, the green itself was…
6 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
"I've been involved with stuff like that. Trees and shrubs with root balls wider than the length of cars, one of the trees we planted was easily 50ft tall.
You will need a king lift crane with a banksman, last I heard it was over a grand to hire per…"
7 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
"You wonder why they bought the place or had the landscaping done like that, when they're so obsessed with privacy. "
8 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
"Wow. I hope some of the guys can advise you about planting such massive plants. Can you even get trees already 5 metres tall? I can't help thinking that fewer, well placed trees would do a better job than a solid block of dark green like that. I…"
18 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance
"Hi Karen,
We do garden design, soft landscaping and garden maintenance.  After trying various companies and brokers, and never feeling certain that we were being insured, we found MFL
The Pro Indemity was £140 and the Public Liability was £126, I…"
19 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Large format printing
"You could try PressGreen they are based in York, they certainly do up to A1 plans, B&W and colour, via digital files or scan copies, we've always found them to be friendly & professional"
19 hours ago
Andrew jones replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
"UPDATE
Customer has decided to remove yew hedge and transplant to other side of garden.
Prunus lusitanica  x 4 behind cabin 3.75 m tall , gap of about 18inches between fence and shed
Western Red Cedar 5m tall x 15 to relace yews either side of…"
19 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to James ODonnell's discussion Customer special request
"Two nurseries worth a look are Paramount plants and Wykeham Mature Plants"
19 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Dave F's discussion Fencing type?
"This reminds me of diamond section iron bar fencing,  with a triangular profile of the timber the fence would be much stronger.  it also reminds of chesnut paling fances."
20 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Agata Wolf's discussion Support for trained fruit trees
"Hi, we do a lot of these. Used to use vine eyes only, but they do bend and do break.  Understanding the key issue is to get the wire support away from the wall/ fence hence vine eyes are 75 or 100mm long, to allow the fruit not to be pushed up…"
20 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Honestly love that reply 
it's a long running joke in the local "
20 hours ago
Billybop replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Crikey they must have a large specimen of Cortaderia selloana in the front garden I bet"
20 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"They are swingers !"
20 hours ago
Billybop replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"is he French lol"
20 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"The best screw is Jean at number 37"
21 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Glad to hear that you are pleased with the machine. Thanks for your reply. "
22 hours ago
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Fencing type?

Hi everyone, apologies for what may be a simple question but does this type of fencing have a name??I'm not a fan but customer is keen to replicate this however I'm having difficulty sourcing these "boards"Any help appreciated! 

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Spring lawn renovation

Whilst this lovely dry sunny weather is a pleasure to work and relax it, we could really do with a spot of rain! I've renovated 6 lawns over the past month - scarify, aerate, top-dress and overseed - not cheap for the customers and they all have…

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