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New front garden path and circular block paving steps in Worsley Manchester constructed using a Staffordshire blue brick riser and plaspave granite stone como cobble block paving treads, the customer was after something different and to make a statem

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Garden Designer Vacancy: Cheshire and Manchester

Cheshire/Manchester based multi-award winning design practice Kirman Design requires a full time garden designer to work from a busy garden centre office. Candidates must be able to think on their feet,

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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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David Benson replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"unless you ar a ltd co it will be hard to do anything it maybe that the other person has been on the go longer than you which could turn the table "
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, this is the nub of the issue for many of us I feel. I am not gardening for people where I could only access their garden through their house, but we are not only for the most part working alone, but also we are often working for the elderly or…"
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Quite. And they will go out exercising their dogs with other dog walkers in little parks etc, or jogging along narrow pavements passing close by to other people. In fact, regarding supermarkets, Tesco goes to all the trouble of a billion markers and…"
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"You must make your own choice but for what it's worth I think that you are fine to work as a sole gardener. Clearly you have been put off by panicky people who have nothing better to do than interfere and act as virus police, but you are perfectly l…"
2 hours ago
Mark Thomson replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Hi Claire here is a link to Martin Lewis who explains it in details what the self employed can do and he makes it very clear if you can continue working in your trade not a different entity you can claim the grant if you receive the letter from the…"
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"probably not much you can do without running up legal costs that you might lose sadly. maybe contact the person who stole your design and threaten them. but would that really achieve anything, there are a lot of unscrupulous feral scum bags around.…"
4 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I think think the HX might be a bit overkill for my domestic customers lawns, but I like the look of the VK."
7 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I think it is such a massive bureaucratic undertaking to pay the five million self-employed, that to have to correspond back and forth and to have to calculate and negotiate a figure for each person based on every individuals current up and down act…"
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I only ever use mulching mowers. Mine are both ride on mulchers. But the advice I would give is to buy a mulching mower with as deep [tall] a deck as you can find. 
The Stiga PWX 740 is a great mulching mower, but I have just fitted a mulching kit o…"
8 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"It really doesn't seem right to make a profit out of this............. I'd hope they'd have a rethink on it so that people can't claim the 80% if for example, they've only lost 10% of their work............... I think that's how I  understand it. "
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"The point that the Chancellor made when he announced the help for the self-employed was that any money given to us has to be included in our accounts. So the grant is taxable. It is not just free extra money on top of our turnover and net profits. I…"
8 hours ago
H Webster replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I feel safe in the open air. Still working. Only two customers cancelled so far which I totally understand, it is their call.  Gate open for me, they are safely indoors, call mobile if need to talk and all the other precautions I can think of. In th…"
8 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"No Chris, the VK is a very much lighter, semi domestic machine at 1/3 of the price of the HX, which has a blade brake, hydrostatic drive, no side shute and very much a commercial heavywieght.
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8 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"The mat is pop riveted onto the machine and 'brushes' the clippings into the grass. It also acts as a safety feature to stop debris flying out of the rear.  Taking it off would probably invalidate your insurance if the worst happened. Stripes are go…"
8 hours ago
Paul replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes it is an option to claim even when working. Actually, the government seem to be encouraging continued work if it can be done safely.
As for me, my workload has dramatically been affected (being in property maintenance/handyman = more risk of con…"
9 hours ago
GaryRK replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, recent clarifications allow an employee / self employed person to work elsewhere ( must be another entity) to allow them to top up... and earn more ?
Is it morally correct and/or open to abuse - your call !"
9 hours ago
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Stolen Logo

Few weeks ago i had a call from West Sussex Police asking if i had a white Transit as it had been used in a crime. I was shocked as i have never been to West SussexI forgot about it until now where i thought id google myself, we all do that right?…

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2 Replies · Reply by David Benson 2 hours ago

Mulching Mowers

Thought about buying one last year but might buy one this year with the current situation, do any dedicated mulching mowers produce a stripe on the lawn because I dont like the tram line finish a four wheel mower leave. I've ordered a mulching plug…

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10 Replies · Reply by Chris 7 hours ago