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Lu Blue is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
3 hours ago
Kris Baker replied to Peter sellers's discussion Online plant suppliers
"I've used, and been happy with:
Hopes Grove
https://www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk/shop/topiary/yew-topiary/yew-...
Paramount Plants (but their smallest is likely to be larger, and unlikely to be cheap)…"
8 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Peter Davis's discussion Stihl GTA extension
"I did think about it, but it is only 1.5M long. Just as easy to get up a tripod ladder for that.
Jumping on the GTA26 thread though, mine is always throwing the chain off. I tighten the sprocket & 5 cuts later it is slack again. I don't know if the…"
9 hours ago
Christopher Rocca replied to Alexander Walker's discussion Charging for chipping
"If it's any help we charge £14 per bulk bag or equivalent to dispose of debris back at are yard, where possible we chip into are skip with a Lwnflight chipper . The machine was around £2500 inc vat around 4 yrs ago and has been really great for the…"
9 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Peter sellers's discussion Online plant suppliers
"Hi Peter,
I have used Hedges Direct quite a few times now, with no problems. The Baxus they have supplied is very good, although I'm not sure if they will have what you need. I think I had one dodgy plant in 50 & that was replaced within two days.…"
10 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Peter sellers's discussion Online plant suppliers
"You could try https://www.fouroaks-nurseries.com/
near Macclesfield, also where the annual Four Oaks show is held
which is a great place to find wholesalers https://www.fouroaks-tradeshow.com/"
11 hours ago
Mark Wilkinson replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"As the old saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’, the higher the expertise and the higher the equipment, the higher the expense - and yes, it takes a great amount of intellect and a hell of a lot of grit to run a successful business and the bigger…"
12 hours ago
John F replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"This is why I do not charge separately for cutting lawns , I operate a different business model any grass cutting is inclusive. Of the job spec and not uppermost .
Many clients over the years have preferred to cut their own lawns and I have come…"
yesterday
PGM replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Liquid seaweed on lawns
"Most slow release nitrogen fertilisers should green up the grass quickly and then continue to feed the lawn for months at a time. The seaweed is more of soil improver which will should help the long term health of the lawn and underlying soil which…"
yesterday
Vic 575 replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Actually Graham I am probably one of the few people who has taken a proper IQ test. The average IQ in the UK is about 100. My IQ is 135. So I do have my wits about me.
When it comes to mowing it’s not just about mowing pensioners’ gardens. Far from…"
Thursday
Andrew B is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
Thursday
Graham Taylor replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Liquid seaweed on lawns
"That sounds like a right pain if it has to be repeated every 4 weeks + I'd guess the grass is starting to look less healthy by the time you reach the start of the 4th week.  Not wishing to highjack the thread but is there a granular fertilizer that…"
Thursday
Graham Taylor replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"I'm amazed this topic keeps being added to after the initial post 14 years ago!!  Is there really anything more to say lol??    Much as I'd like to say otherwise, mowing a lawn really isn't a particularly skilled job............  we had some…"
Thursday
Vic 575 replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"This question keeps cropping up.
I am always intrigued when someone says that in their area, they would be knocked back if they were to charge the proper commercial rate for mowing and so they are therefore forced to be working far too cheaply.
In…"
Thursday
PGM replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Liquid seaweed on lawns
"Thank you Glen"
Thursday
Alex Lawton replied to Alex Lawton's discussion Gardeners near Romsey
"I'm in Hythe (SE new forest). 
Thanks for the info, I'll pass on the details for Teal's.
 
Alex"
Thursday
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Gardeners near Romsey

 I'm looking to drop a couple of customers in Romsey as the drive is too far and I can get work closer to home.They've asked for recommendations, I don't know anyone working in Romsey. So I thought I'd ask if there was anyone looking for customers…

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4 Replies · Reply by Alex Lawton on Thursday
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Online plant suppliers

We have a very large high end planting job commencing soon, so are in the process of sourcing herbaceous, shrubs,roses and evergreens.Part of the scheme requires semi mature Taxus Baccata cones and balls, we will use our usual local suppliers for…

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5 Replies · Reply by Kris Baker 8 hours ago
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Best Place to sell machinery

For the new season, I have finally decided to upgrade my ride-on mower. This now leaves me with the issue of selling my John Deere X166. Having sold some items through ebay, I was shocked at how much the commision is, even on Classified adds. A…

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5 Replies · Reply by Billybop on Monday
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