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rose chaney posted a discussion
Is it OK to use degrasant to clean the blades ? prior to lube; with gloves on I watched a you tube recently where the man suggested spraying diesel on the blades regularly. He seemed to oppose all arguments against and I was wondering whether any ot…
41 minutes ago
Phil Drew replied to Phil Drew's discussion Petrol Pole Trimmer recommendations
"Thanks all for responses. I have managed to find the last RBC2510 in the UK by going directly to Makita. I mostly trim hedges and the Makitas I mentioned before are just streets ahead of anything else I've tried - and I've tried a lot of options, in…"
1 hour ago
Jon Davidson replied to David Benson's discussion whats eating the leaves
"I've had metres and metres of hedging in a private estate riddled with suspected viburnum beetles. I had only seen 1 twice before but last week I must have had atleast 2 dozen I could have picked off as adults, the larvae feasting all year. I read u…"
1 hour ago
Progreen Weed Control posted a blog post
Biological controls have been around for a number of years with mixed results. Their use has now come to the fore with the pressure on users to reduce the volume of pesticides they are applying, together with the loss of key active ingredients.  The…
4 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to David Benson's discussion whats eating the leaves
"That looks like it might be adult Vine Weevil which is snacking!"
4 hours ago
David Benson replied to David Benson's discussion whats eating the leaves
"both photoes did not appear on the first post"
5 hours ago
David Benson posted a discussion
any ideas as to what is eating these hydranger leaves i do not think its slugs or snails as some of the holes are in the middle of the leaves 
5 hours ago
Progreen Weed Control replied to Gary RK's discussion How accurate is your business name / description ?
"You can certainly be pigeon-holed into a certain 'type' of business.
One that sticks in my memory -  My first big client who had a private estate, orchard, paddocks, herbaceous borders, ...the lot ! told me after I started that he did not interview…"
9 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
When Andy Jackson, grounds manager at Stoke City FC, trialled a number of different seed mixtures eight years ago, he felt that there was one in particular which was far superior and that was Limagrain UK’s MM60.From apprentice to grounds manager, A…
10 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Gary RK's discussion How accurate is your business name / description ?
"My business name doesn't tell people what I do, so I'm toying with changing it sometime in the near to medium future. Mind you, I change my focus now and again so I don't really want to make it too specific. I carry out two main areas of work just n…"
12 hours ago
David Benson replied to Jamie's discussion Stone - area coverage?
"that is the weight of 1m3 of stone, builders/ bulk bags only carry about .75m3 due to the load weight of 1 tonne per bag "
21 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Neal's discussion Bigger van vs trailer
"text message sent."
21 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Neal's discussion Bigger van vs trailer
"I go off road here in Derbyshire [we have hills here] and sometimes get 'cross axled', or in other words, I drive over moguls.I don't get stuck in the Hilux. But hey, it's all good. The L200 is one of the few other pickups I have considered owning.  "
21 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design on a Steep Slope
"A retaining structure at 2m high, sounds like major work.  I agree with Andy, get a structural engineer involved.
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22 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design on a Steep Slope
"A quick Google search reveals its not difficult to do that.
http://www.hy-ten.co.uk/gabion-design-service"
22 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Garden Design on a Steep Slope
"Many years ago I used to prepare and submit plans to Building Control for extensions on houses and the like, for a two metre high structure with made up ground behind it I would run the design past a structural engineer and let them have that one on…"
22 hours ago
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