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  • Design consultation in Victoria went well, the space was a small, over looked terrace so the challenge was to create privacy but not allow the space to feel enclosed.  Ideas for lighting include a net of fairy lights to be suspended from a pergola or
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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Vic 575 replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"A good guide to how tough the machine is, is tooth spacing. Both the HSA 86 and HLA 65 have a tooth spacing of 33mm. They will cut inch thick growth, I cut some elders a few days ago that thick with them. I have a HS 56 c-e, which needs some tlc, bu…"
32 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"I use an 'Easy Lift Harness' so there is no weight in the hedge cutter at all. This makes all the difference as you can imagine. Every pro user should use one.
I always use the normal hedge cutter, in this case the HSA 86, as much as possible over a…"
40 minutes ago
Richard Gadsby replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"No one said you were. I'm simply saying there is another way. you need to think on what you say before calling others rude. Your one of the reasons I stopped posting. You cannot see past your own opinions. It works for you that's great.
id also say…"
1 hour ago
Martin Haskell replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I suppose it all depends on the scale of what you're doing. If you're dealing with individual private clients you may well be able to negotiate favourable terms, but my background over the past 35 was in large scale commercial operations with utilit…"
1 hour ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"Why so rude Richard?
Standing order is as simple as it gets and it means I don't need to send invoices/emails. It saves loads of admin time. I'm not a beginner at this trade. "
2 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"good point, usually the weight of the battery at the handle end counter balances this pretty well, unless it is seriously long reach. having dismantled various cordless tools you would be amazed by how small and light the brushless motors are these…"
5 hours ago
William Beard replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"I've just had a quick look at the stiga smt 500. My immediate reaction is that the motors for the tools are at the wiorking end I.e. away from the operator. This layout may be more efficient in terms of battery life but having that extra weight on t…"
5 hours ago
Billybop replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"yes each to their own, very much so, so many different businesses out there it is interesting to see how others do it. I use mainly battery mowers so am mindful the lawns don't get too long or it is more work, my regular clients trust me to just tur…"
5 hours ago
Nigel Gillam replied to David Sutton's discussion Help With Shanks/Lawnflite 553HRS Rear Roller Alignment

Many thanks, Gary,
Will look into the digital tacho as can use on much of my machinery, I have been thinking of buying a Weilbang 56 as the build quality looks good and like the shanks will give a perfect cut, also have you tried the new Hayter 56…"
6 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"I will add that I never felt the need for customers to deal with my cash flow for me by paying in instalments. But again each to their own"
6 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to mark thomas's discussion Commercial grass cutting
"Get a grip. If you have no flexibility you will be turning up to either a jungle (which will annoy the customer) or wasting your time.
the temperature does not work by the calendar.
if it works for you with set dates then that's fine. The best custo…"
6 hours ago
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Robbie commented on Fleur Voice's blog post A Quick Reminder to Talk
"Great post Fleur, I lost a friend recently. He seemed like he had it all."
7 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Stiga cordless
"Thanks for the replies . It looks like the Stihl HLA 65 is the most appropriate machine . 
I have a neglected Beech hedge to tackle in a garden where some of the vertical shoots graduate between 2 mm up to 25 mm , not sure i want to risk breaking in…"
8 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to paul spokes's discussion Van shelving
"We make ours in house with 20mm box section steel welded to make a frame with 18mm ply for the shelves. We use tek screws to secure the shelves to the frame and also to the inside of the van. It takes around 2 man days to make but they are rockl sol…"
9 hours ago
Adam Woods replied to James King's discussion Stihl Kombi Brush
"I dont have a combi unit, so I hire in one of these stiga power brushes in for the tennis courts and large drives - it works well, but I always treat the moss a week or two before I hire the machine in"
11 hours ago
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Stiga cordless

Does anyone have any experience of using Stiga Cordless tools , particularly the cordless long reach hedge trimmers ?  I was looking at buying a stihl cordless HLA56 long reach when i got distracted by a Stiga SMT 500 48 v multi tool comprising of…

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7 Replies · Reply by Vic 575 32 minutes ago

Greetings

Hello All,I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself.Currently looking to start a small gardening business In March after handing in my notice next Thursday.I'm trying to do my planning at the moment but struggling with the wealth of…

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29 Replies · Reply by Billybop on Friday

Stihl Kombi Brush

I am considering buying the Kombi Brush attachment. I have a couple of jobsthat require a lot of brushing - 2 car parks. One car park has a lot of pine needles that have been left for a long time and and a normal brush won't move them. I have looked…

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25 Replies · Reply by Adam Woods 11 hours ago