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 The countdown to Europe’s largest annual turf management event has officially begun, marked by the opening of online visitor registration.

3314815964?profile=RESIZE_480x480SALTEX 2017 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1-2 November, and has already attracted over 250 exhibitor

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The opportunity to stand on arguably the most famous pitch in world football on the day of the FA Cup Final is a dream for many, but for four sports turf students from Northern Ireland – the dream has become a reality.

Gavin White, Jon Crawford, Micha

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Organisers of SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) have launched their new 2017 campaign, which features the distinguished heart-shaped logo formed of grass complete with the words – Your Industry - Your Show.

In 1934 a groundsman at

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The SALTEX 2016 post-show visitor surveys have revealed a fascinating insight into the visitor profile of the show.

 SALTEX 2016 featured three exhibition halls at the NEC packed with UK and international visitors. It was therefore encouraging to see

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Europe’s largest annual turf show is set to educate, enthral and entertain…

With 4 dedicated theatres, 53 unique seminars, 104 confirmed high-profile speakers and many key issues to be explored - Learning LIVE, SALTEX 2016’s FREE-to-attend educational

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SALTEX College Cup Winners to Work at Wembley

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the winning students of SALTEX 2016’s new College Cup Competition will be given an opportunity to be volunteer groundsmen for the 2017 FA Cup final pitch preparation at Wembley Stadium.

The SALT

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LEARNING LIVE, the all-encompassing education programme designed for all sectors of the groundscare industry, has now been finalised and is set to be a major attraction at SALTEX 2016 on the 2 and 3 November at The NEC, Birmingham.

SALTEX 2015 feature

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Open forum activity

Lawncare-4u.co.uk commented on Fleur Voice's blog post STIHL GB Remembers Eva Mayr-Stihl
"Excellent business, kept me going for 20+ years in this industry."
7 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
"The burgon and ball transplanting spade is the one for me, it's super strong.
I've had mine for about seven years and it probably see me out. I'm one of those thugs that snaps handles/ spade blades, breaks prongs of garden forks.
Ok it's not pointy.…"
11 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
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11 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"How is it panning out John?"
11 hours ago
My Garden Design posted a blog post
I don't know about you, but I've been spending quite a few evenings outdoors lately - once the heat has gone out of the sun it's by far the most comfortable place to be.....I've even been tempted to sleep under the stars!Garden lighting has been a…
20 hours ago
John Hogan is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Lawnman replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Minimum charge £25, lawn up to 100 sqmetres. Then additional £10 next 50 sq metres. After that more bespoke quote. Mow and collect customers bin. Additional charge if waste away."
yesterday
Robbie posted a blog post
yesterday
Adam Woods replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
"https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radius-Garden-23311-Slayer-Perennial/dp/B0...
The best spade I have ever owned by far....."
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
"Yes it's my do everything spade. It's proven to be pretty tough. If the planting spade has a longer socket I'd have thought it would be bomb proof!"
Saturday
Rob Davies replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
"I used to use that rabbiting spade for many years,for planting and root balling field grown conifers, absolutely top piece of kit and also had ours fitted with fibreglass handles for added strength "
Saturday
Sam Bainbridge replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"You are a business not a charity go and tell them they need to pay their bill if they have had their 28days if they say they can't just take them to small claims court. They obviously knew they couldn't pay before you had done the work so they…"
Saturday
Ben Carter replied to Luke brooks's discussion Hose use
"Thats a shame, Planting in mid summer dry period or not doesn't show a lot of sense.  Autumn is only a few weeks away."
Saturday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
"Thanks Glen, I had looked at this, have you got or used? I'd more or less decided on the Bulldog Premier Treaded Tree Planting Spear code 5518112850 as it has a longer socket. It's difficult to judge from internet photos, can't find a local stockist…"
Saturday
Glen Stillman replied to Peter sellers's discussion Planting spade
Saturday
Peter sellers posted a discussion
Looking for a very heavy duty planting spade with a pointed blade for hard stony ground, just for plants not posts so no great depth required. Preferably ergonomic. Any recommendations?
Saturday
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Hose use

My fellow pro gardeners raised the question during a hose pipe ban Are we allowed to use domestic clients hoses as professionals carrying out our work to keep a planting job alive ? I understand nurseries garden centres etc can and via a standpipe u…

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