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An insight to the daily life of a garden design and landscaping build up on a rear garden located in Cullompton, Exeter, Devon.

Day 3

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Coffee.

Hand digging the footings

Hand digging the footings

Landscaping works continue to cut the remaining feature wall foo

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An insight to the daily life of a garden design and landscaping build up on a rear garden located in Cullompton, Exeter, Devon.

Day 2

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Coffee.

I requested a larger machine to move the stock pile of rubble as the previous hired excav

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Sean Clarke replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"So you want the moss, but don't want the moss? I can understand what you mean, but really you need to get rid of the moss altogether and just have healthy grass."
6 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"As Jim has said, pricing is critical. If you undercharge a customer at the start you won’t be able to correct that with them later. So if you charge £25 when it should be £50, they won’t wear a doubling of the charge further down the road. Who would…"
6 hours ago
Edward baker replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"I missed a couple of weekly cuts out this afternoon. Even a fortnightly cut I did this morning the grass was quite short.
East yorks based."
6 hours ago
Edward baker replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"Thanks for the advice,  I don't think mo bactor is the answer as without moss there would hardly be any lawn left! I'll look for marathon sport. 
I've got some seaweed stuff ( carnt remember the name at mo ) but it kills the moss too, so no good in…"
6 hours ago
David Hooper replied to Sean Payne's discussion Tripod Ladders
"I use the adjustment bar to level it and scaf boards on the tread side. Never got any one to hold it for me. Its a bit wobbly at the top but still stable. I never stand over the Apex. I've had it 12yrs years, it's never fallen over and I've not fall…"
6 hours ago
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Sean Payne replied to Sean Payne's discussion Tripod Ladders
" Have similar already and certain big jobs I have find myself still using paving stones under one side and person holding it. "
7 hours ago
Andrew Coates replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"Evening Jim.Thankyou for your post.Im absorbing the information that you have given , exciting but nervous,some interesting articles on pricing on this site.Thankyou again.for your time."
7 hours ago
Andrew Coates replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"EveningJohn,thankyou so much for your reply.both you and Jim's replies are so encouraging.A lot to take in and absorb.I will be rooting out the books and videos youve recommended.My wife has been designing fliers for distribution.i must say that thi…"
7 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"Hi Andrew, spot  on what John said, especially with regard to keeping within your skill set while gaining new knowledge. 
I will add that you should think very carefully about your pricing and make sure you are earning enough. It's quite hard to go…"
8 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"Yes we are desperate for rain here in central Norfolk. Grass isn't growing very well at all."
8 hours ago
John F replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"Yes watering has become the issue at the moment .  Fortunately customer is getting a new tap installed which will help , Water is just running off its so dry but very impressive the transformation in area where it was applied Early March . "
8 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"Nice one Gary:) Really hilarious when I read it again. The wonders of seaweed lol."
8 hours ago
Billybop replied to Craig Flatters's discussion How long till we stop mowing?
"crikey manchester not usually known for its lack of rain lol. but seriously, corona has took our mind off things but after the Plague now we could be facing a terrible Drought that would put 1976 to shame. Or it could yet rain all Summer. Here in Ea…"
8 hours ago
John F replied to Andrew Coates's discussion New Venture
"Hi Andrew 
Sounds as if you have a head start already if you are used to dealing with the public 
An RHS course which fits in with your schedule might be a good starting point to navigate yourself around horticulture , the basics etc , Its an ongoin…"
8 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to Edward baker's discussion Lawn feed without weed and moss kill
"mo bactor - will kill the moss without it going black, will feed the grass, and the bacteria part will then try and eat the dead moss / thatch.Getting a bit late / hot to put it down re working well. So you can still do if the customer will water in…"
8 hours ago
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Hello everyone.I am new to this site and been doing a lot of research on starting up a gardening services buisness.Im in the process of closing my cafe buisness with my wife for the last 12 years sadly due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.Im 53 now and want…

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Hello . I've built a fair few fences but always for myself or freinds, funnily I've never done any for my gardening buisness. This week though I've had 4 requests out of the blue and I have time in a couple weeks to take them on. I don't want to…

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