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Health and Safety in the garden

Robin Ainsworth is founder of www.gardens4u.co.uk, based in Market Drayton, Shropshire and Putney, South-West London.

Robin isn't convinced that garden health and safety is being taken seriously - Robin asks: What is t

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Andrew Midgley replied to Andrew Midgley's discussion Relocating to Crewkerne and Chard Area
"Hi Ed, at the moment I am not looking to sell my client base at this time as we are still doing our research. Cheers "
1 hour ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"I have used Felcos for years and still got the original one from 30 years ago.  I do a lot of formative pruning, deadheading etc with my seceteurs but do have an issue with the catch keep locking sometime! I am also a fan of Silky saws too. I am goi…"
1 hour ago
Steven Mills replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Black Lives Matter
"BLM (the organisation) is another manufactured aspect of the ongoing 'divide and conquer' programme and is funded  by deep state globalists who see a unified,peaceful and harmonious populous as a threat to their takeover plans."
2 hours ago
Amanda Richards commented on Robbie's blog post When is the BEST time to scarify a lawn | PERFECT lawn before & After
" Great work thanks"
2 hours ago
Oliver Ashton replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"I have all 3, can't recommend the hedgecutters enough, fantastic bits of kit. The fsa90 I use is with the cowhorn bars, I find it easier on my back, it took me a while to find the right balance as with the motor down on the floor it's very bottom he…"
3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Hedge cutter grease
"Waterproof grease! Thanks I've just spat my drink everywhere 😂 "
12 hours ago
David Benson replied to Jim Gibbon's discussion Secateurs
"if you go for a holster go for the type in Jims photo and not the clip on type as mine droped off the belt regulaly once my co worker went over them with the mower felcoes and pouch but i still have them and work ok just had to file the rags off the…"
13 hours ago
Billybop replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"yes can confirm that the FSA90 if used in anger will empty a standard AP battery quickly. i have about a dozen of the ap300 or [very similar capacity] ap180 packs so it doesnt bother me as on the jobs i use it for I am in no danger of running out, i…"
13 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Not wanting to start an argument but that report was always going to fcome out with that outcome as that is what they were looking for......
they could not say anything else in it for fear of being branded racist themselves "
14 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Will's discussion Going Electric

The FSA 90 has the electric motor down by the strimmer head and I have heard reports from guys on the local council parks dept. that they break easily. The FSA 130 has the electric motor where the petrol engine should be with the drive down the sh…"
14 hours ago
Bob Hewitt, Kevin Mittl- Galley and Lee joined Landscape Juice Network
14 hours ago
David Hooper replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"Hi Will, I've always used the km units with the hedge cutter attachment. I'm Starting to collect cordless stihl. I got the hsa86 last month. I brought the hla85 yesterday, I used it to cut a 6ft tall yew hedge and then a 8ft tall laurel hedge. I fou…"
15 hours ago
Tim Wallach replied to Fleur Voice's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Simon, if it helps, 'systematic racism' avoids blaming individuals.  You can have a mixture of innocent, oblivious and malign people working in an organisation and it can be 'sytematically racist'.
 
As an example, the Macpherson report found instit…"
15 hours ago
Will replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"Thanks Jim and Billybop.
It sounds like I'll end up getting both the 65 and the 85 in the end.
Will go with the 85 to start and use along side my petrol HS56, with a view to getting the 65 later in the year."
16 hours ago
Billybop replied to Will's discussion Going Electric
"yes the 2 long reachers both do something different, you need both really lol. i was using the hla85 the other day purely to keep away from the choking dust which comes out of certain hedges sometimes. i could have used the smaller one but would hav…"
16 hours ago
Billybop replied to Lawncare-4u.co.uk's discussion Greasing battery hedge trimmers.
"i use the white type of grease on my stihl battery ones, just once in a while when i remember. most battery strimmer heads don't need greasing if they are the type with the motor at the bottom of the shaft as opposed to those with a top mounted moto…"
17 hours ago
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Rhus typhinia tiger eyes

Evening one and all,Has anyone got good feedback on using The small shrub Rhus typhina tiger eyes?. I wanted to plant it by the front door of my house, with a bamboo root blocker around it.If it is likely to escape and run like Ronnie Biggs, then I…

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Going Electric

I've decided to take the plunge.I currently use an FS131R for strimming and long reach hedge cutting and occasionally for use with a pole pruner.It's a beast of a machine and too powerful for most of the strimming work, but although heavy, eats long…

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onsite shelter

hi all just wondering what you guys use for on site shelters currently have a pop up gazebo but as most of my private jobs are fairly secure i can leave some tools on site and was wondering if you guys use anything other than a tarp to keep them dry…

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