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PGM replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
" Thanks for the replies. Good to know that I can give it a reshape without damaging it. Much appreciated."
9 hours ago
Paul Doyle replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
"You have been dealt a tough hand I think.. if it was me I'd tarart at the bottom and measure the distance from the first set of branches to the second, then use the same  distance to the next and so on, removing anything in between with a fair…"
17 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"The ELH [elephants trunk harness] is a very different animal to the ELH [easy lifting harness]. The ELH only removes 3kilos from the machine whereas the ELH removes all the weight. The ELH works superbly with the long reach also. They are adjustable…"
20 hours ago
Intelligent Gardening replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Not sure about that model bet I have the 2x18v DUX 60 power unit and use it all the time with no issues for hedge cutting, edging, strimming, and will chompse its way through 20mm.
The DUH 601z only issue Ive had with that is the lower bearing wore…"
21 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"Yes will let you know, its going to be used to cut edges where none exist and grass is growing over pavements roads etc"
22 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
"It will tolerate hard regenerative pruning, as you probably know it should have defined layers of foliage .
Now is the time to prune it as it has just finished flowering, I've never seen one that size it has been planted correctly at the front of…"
22 hours ago
Billybop replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
"none of that looks very overgrown to me yes I would just snip a few bits off the viburnum to shape it up as required, Looks like they couldn't reach the bits of shrubs at the back but hard to tell if that's from next door"
yesterday
PGM replied to PGM's discussion Overgrown Shrub Border
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yesterday
PGM posted a discussion
Recently taken on this garden where the previous gardener has allowed the shrubs to become far too big. The mahonia, red robin and budleja are all things i'm very comfortable sorting over the course of this year and early next year. My one slight…
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Stihl lawn edger
"Bargain!
I have previously thought about buying one for lawn Edging rather using a half moon.
I'd like to read your feed back on it after extensive use.
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yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Thanks, unfortunately nearly all our work are large commercial sites the specs of whicj require shrub/,hedge maintenance so just waiting for a winning lottery ticket! Increase in staff not financially viable although am using more sub contractors…"
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Hate to be pesimistic here but if you've got serious back problems........... not just an odd ache.......... it really might be worth considering packing in the"hard graft" for something less taxing on the body. Could you just not take on any work…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Concluded that there is not battery kit that is going to perform with hard commercial use at an acceptable weight. Stihl ,Husqvarna with a decent battery are coming in at in excess of 6kg which are heavier than our Echo semi long reach which is…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Stuart, you have got a few more years in you ! I'm 66, they say hard work never killed anyone but it has injured many!"
yesterday
Neil Darby replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"I have had my Stihl HlA 85 for 7 yeaes now Peter & only had to replace the switch last year. Admittedly it is only myself using it, not a team, but it does get some abuse. No as much use as the 24" HSA86 which I use an awful lot more. I run both…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Thanks , have narrowed it down to Makita DUN 461 W.
But it weighs less than half with battery than the premium brands and wonder if this is because of build quality? Chinese made. There are several negative reviews on the multi angle head locking…"
yesterday
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Overgrown Shrub Border

Recently taken on this garden where the previous gardener has allowed the shrubs to become far too big. The mahonia, red robin and budleja are all things i'm very comfortable sorting over the course of this year and early next year. My one slight…

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5 Replies · Reply by PGM 9 hours ago
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Stihl lawn edger

We have a Stihl petrol kombi unit and are considering buying a lawn edger attachment.Do we go for straight or bent shaft?Are they any good?Its going to be used solely for cutting grass back against kerbs, concrete and tarmac on large commercial…

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5 Replies · Reply by Peter sellers 22 hours ago
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AdBlue on lawns

Hi All, I have a client who I have worked for, for years, just as & when doing his lawn scarifying a bit of maintenance & now cut the lawns when they go their other place in Spain. Alright for some!Anyway he let me know a couple of days before he…

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3 Replies · Reply by Neil Darby on Saturday
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