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After winning the 2019 SALTEX College Cup, four students from Myerscough College recently enjoyed an unforgettable experience at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium.

The annual SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Toro and Reesink Turfcare, is a student-led sp

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Due to popular visitor demand, show organisers have revealed that an increased number of indoor demonstrations will be taking place at SALTEX 2020 in a large dedicated arena on the show floor.

At SALTEX 2019 the Eco Village demonstration area offered

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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s all-encompassing an

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After winning the 2018 SALTEX College Cup, students from Bridgwater and Taunton College in Somerset, recently enjoyed their prize of a behind the scenes tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Wimbledon.

Simon Cook, Jacob Camplin, Ryan Tate

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Entries to the SALTEX 2019 Innovation Award are now open for all SALTEX exhibitors to take part – allowing show visitors the chance to witness a stellar line-up of brand new products and services that are pushing the boundaries in groundscare innovat

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New for 2019, SALTEX visitors can expect to experience the latest green technology in groundscare in a new area on the show floor, which is purely dedicated to environmentally-friendly products.

The trend towards sustainable and environmentally-friend

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors have incre

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From robotics to hybrid mowers and digital apps, ground-breaking ideas to thought provoking debates, career enhancing advice to limitless opportunities; the recent SALTEX 2018 at the NEC was a landscape of possibility and prospect for the future of g

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On the first day of SALTEX 2018, Sherriff Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, was announced as the winner of the second, annual SALTEX Innovation Award.

Established at the show in 2017, the SALTEX Innovation Award was created to encourage

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Angela Sharp replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
"Wow. I hope some of the guys can advise you about planting such massive plants. Can you even get trees already 5 metres tall? I can't help thinking that fewer, well placed trees would do a better job than a solid block of dark green like that. I…"
5 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance
"Hi Karen,
We do garden design, soft landscaping and garden maintenance.  After trying various companies and brokers, and never feeling certain that we were being insured, we found MFL
The Pro Indemity was £140 and the Public Liability was £126, I…"
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Geoffrey King replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Large format printing
"You could try PressGreen they are based in York, they certainly do up to A1 plans, B&W and colour, via digital files or scan copies, we've always found them to be friendly & professional"
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Andrew jones replied to Andrew jones's discussion Ideas for privacy screening
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Customer has decided to remove yew hedge and transplant to other side of garden.
Prunus lusitanica  x 4 behind cabin 3.75 m tall , gap of about 18inches between fence and shed
Western Red Cedar 5m tall x 15 to relace yews either side of…"
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Geoffrey King replied to James ODonnell's discussion Customer special request
"Two nurseries worth a look are Paramount plants and Wykeham Mature Plants"
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Geoffrey King replied to Dave F's discussion Fencing type?
"This reminds me of diamond section iron bar fencing,  with a triangular profile of the timber the fence would be much stronger.  it also reminds of chesnut paling fances."
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Geoffrey King replied to Agata Wolf's discussion Support for trained fruit trees
"Hi, we do a lot of these. Used to use vine eyes only, but they do bend and do break.  Understanding the key issue is to get the wire support away from the wall/ fence hence vine eyes are 75 or 100mm long, to allow the fruit not to be pushed up…"
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Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Honestly love that reply 
it's a long running joke in the local "
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Billybop replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Crikey they must have a large specimen of Cortaderia selloana in the front garden I bet"
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Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"They are swingers !"
7 hours ago
Billybop replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"is he French lol"
7 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"The best screw is Jean at number 37"
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Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Glad to hear that you are pleased with the machine. Thanks for your reply. "
9 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Be prepared to use 2 for every hole and make sure you don't put them through the side of the van!!"
10 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Thanks a million Nick!!"
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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Whats the best screw type.
"Tek Screws if you wanted to attach to the framework of the vans - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/self-drilling-screw...
We weld together a framework out of 20mm box section and then make ply shelves to fit. Takes around 2 man days…"
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Fencing type?

Hi everyone, apologies for what may be a simple question but does this type of fencing have a name??I'm not a fan but customer is keen to replicate this however I'm having difficulty sourcing these "boards"Any help appreciated! 

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Spring lawn renovation

Whilst this lovely dry sunny weather is a pleasure to work and relax it, we could really do with a spot of rain! I've renovated 6 lawns over the past month - scarify, aerate, top-dress and overseed - not cheap for the customers and they all have…

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