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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, is a firm believer that aeration is one of the most important practices carried out by groundsmen, and this is exactly why he has recently purchased a new SISIS Javelin…

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Dave Colton replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"mattock and digging bar are my tools of choice when it comes to stumps, i also have a 5ft pry bar and a 1/4 sleeper for leverage, bloody hard work but works everytime."
50 minutes ago
Liam Nash replied to Liam Nash's discussion What is this?
"Thanks found the part on the site however not in stock and doesnt have a part number but shall call Honda tomorrow,Thanks for the guidence."
1 hour ago
Scott H replied to Liam Nash's discussion What is this?
"Looks like one of those washers that holds the outer covers on the roller mowers. Think its correct name is a cover setting washer.
You should be able to look it up on one of the Honda spares websites - here is one I use
https://www.lingshondaparts.…"
1 hour ago
Liam Nash’s discussion was featured
Hi all I have lost one of these for my honda lawnmower and cant seem to find out what they are anywhere could anyone help?Many thanks in advanceLiam
2 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"There are a few You Tube videos of taking out stumps with a high lift jack. It has worked for me a few times but I'm not sure you'll have enough stump left for the chain to grip."
5 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"if I had to pick one of my mowers now it would be the weibang pro 48 bbc"
5 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"I use lawnflite pro, weibang pro, Honda pro, etesia, Ransomes and toro.What I use isn’t really the point any of the big brands are ok it’s more down to personal choice. 
If you are busy with non grass cutting then fine (though a decent roller mower…"
5 hours ago
David Green replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"I bought a similar one a while back and it was great digging up the laurel with it's roots etc.
But this tree with it's roots is a tough bugger to get through,it's a bit "elasticy " when I try and cut with the post hole digger. I was pretty knackere…"
6 hours ago
David Green replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Richard,
What make do you have recommend and how much.
I know stripes will look better but most of my requirements are for lawns that are quite wildlooking and not so much the aesthectic type. Last year I only did 4 or 5 lawns. I'm sure I will get r…"
6 hours ago
Scott H replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"You'll make a right mess of your chainsaw, chain will be really blunt and it will wear the guide bar - just because of the soil particles.
I'd give that a miss and dig around the roots as others have said, maybe a small pruning saw will go through t…"
7 hours ago
Pembrokeshire Gardening replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"Doesnt sound that big.. Dig round it, expose the roots and use a mattock or big cheap axe to just blast through the roots.  Find it better to leave about 2 ft of stump to whack / pull / heave etc when you've got the surrounding roots cut through.  L…"
8 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to David Green's discussion Removing Stumps - small tree/large bush
"Just done a job like this.  Removed two ancient Lilacs, cut to the ground with a reciprocating saw..  One tree was growing in the corner of two dry stone walls, access from one side only, with a pond on the other side, about 2-3 ft of space.  Ponder…"
8 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Jason Creed's discussion EGO
"The lower Ah batteries will be less weight i.e less tiring on hedgetrimmer use for example, however I find it quite irritatingly difficult to find out about weight specs of different batteries.
And even more so to find out the dB ratings, many manuf…"
9 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Richard is right about the mower, i have just up graded mine, it makes a better job, collects better, more comfortable to use and strangly uses less fuel than my old one!"
10 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"Best advice I would give is buy a decent pro mower. It will leave a better finish year round, be quicker so will pay for itself.
your charging a decent price so you should be using a decent machine.
 
on stripes people may not ask for them but will…"
10 hours ago
David Green replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
" Hi Guys,
I'm in my second year and have had varying costs with varying expectations.
I have started stating the first/2nd cut of spring will always take longer and have more cuttings.I'm charging £30/35.This for a front lawn 8m x 6m and a backlawn…"
10 hours ago
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