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Do you own or run a Guest House, B and B, pub or hotel in Lincolnshire?

Would you like more customers, turnover and profit? - of course you would!

There's one very simple way to increase your passing trade, which as we all know, often leads to recommen

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Scott Rawlins replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"I'm near Heathrow, I used to get Blight and Box Catepillar regular until i started to take a pro active course of action rather than reactive.
For me the TopBuxus products have worked fantastic, I use their Xentari mixed in the same sprayer as their…"
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John kirby replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"£1 min small lawn with no waste,( green bin) to £25-35 . Larger areas £30 min hr if not more depending on height of grass . 2 feet high be alot more expensive than weekly cuts . "
5 hours ago
Premier Eastleigh Gardens & Lawn Care replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"doesn't say £60 per hour but that charge per minute basis is achievable - down to marketplace and clients & everyones different. that business model is similar to window cleaning , hair cutting etc. different business approach - different machinery…"
5 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"£60 an hour? Where do you work? I can't see any of our clients paying that unless it's estate work. "
5 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"We charge £20 per house, per skilled person. 
So it probably equates similar. 
We do not use strimmer as it damages edges, curves the cut edge of the bed. 
So many clients have complained their previous gardens have increased the bed size with…"
5 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"This wouldn't stop reinfection though? 
Not sure if invest in something like this. Don't need to drag extra kit around around, plus you need a power source.
Just thought also, I can't see that tools spread the moth eggs. I haven't noticed anything…"
5 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
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6 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"I was skimming wondering why no one had come across these methods. My Italian wholesaler advised what to do a few years back. "
6 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"No need to leave clippings you can get various clipping tarps designed for box and similar which fit snugly around the base .
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7 hours ago
Si Al replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"I think they disinfect the tools not the plant?"
7 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"The flies are likely to be whitefly, they've been swarming everywhere. I'm struggling to control this outbreak. They've been damaging everything, even conifer. 
The box moth is a white cream colour, their caterpillar are easy to spot, they get very…"
7 hours ago
Garden Angel replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"Hi, 
A bit surprised that someone would douse plants with jeyes fuild. 
We've had it in Hertfordshire for a few years now. We use garlic concentrate and neem oil between March and October.
We've not lost a single specimen.
The damaged ones had dead…"
7 hours ago
Si Al replied to John F's discussion Situation With Box Blight ?
"2nd year of signs in Oxfordshire. Annoyingly property on top of hill, so windy, no irrigation used and not imported from new stock. However clippings used not to get removed from floor.
Disinfectant with Jeys fluid regularly and now collect…"
8 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"Our customers generally appreciate that we will make a judgement call on wheter it is safe or practical to work in their gardens. IE today its not and other days this week werent great either.
If a date has been arranged specifically, then they will…"
8 hours ago
John F posted a discussion
On this snowy wet morning and mixed weather forecast ahead it got me thinking How do others manage their work schedule during prolonged spells of adverse weather ? Do you still contact customers to point out the bad weather and re schedule or take…
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A client has asked us to buy a specimen shrub - he's fallen for one that is basically going to cost the best part of £1000 by the time we get it to Wiltshire. It is to replace one that has been killed by the previous gardeners pruning it in the…

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