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It is a strange phenomenon that today, even though we have every conceivable labour saving gadget available, no one seems to have any spare time! Nearly every client I talk to asks for a low maintenance garden. It is therefore vital when choosing a h
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Red Burn Farm is a branch of the UK’s popular Farmhouse Inn restaurant and bar chain, located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. The new outlet has been adorned with a unique landscape design consisting of a combination of Tobermore’s world class paving
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Ebbw Vale College Square is a stunning new public space developed by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council that connects Ebbw Vale Railway Station and the town centre, which all come together as 'The Works,' a regeneration project to redevelop the for
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The Castle Basin area of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland has recently been transformed with a £1.7 million investment, funded by the Department for Social Development and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
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Designed by Kevin Brady Architects, the redevelopment of the Rochdale Campus at Hopwood Hall College is phase one of a highly impressive £19 million overhaul at the educational facility which includes a spectacular new landscape featuring an expanse

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Based within Weston Business Quarter, 'The Hive' is an exciting new business enterprise hub which aims to provide the best resources for business advice and support. The purpose of this new initiative is to help local businesses thrive and grow and b

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Mjc replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"You've asked what I was thinking, I too still have hedge cutting and some grass still to cut but worrying about doing them this week. Frustrating to have work to keep me busy until Christmas but may not be able to do it. But I would hate to ruin…"
1 hour ago
Honey Badger replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"I don't cut any Conifers after the end of October."
2 hours ago
Billybop replied to Andrew . Perkins's discussion When is to cold to work / do certain jobs .
"Yes it's unfortunate that we have gone from mild weather in november, albeit a bit wet, to these bitter temperatures forecasted. Was hoping to get some final lawn cuts in and also some hedges still to do. I have also heard before that frost can…"
2 hours ago
Andrew . Perkins posted a discussion
Looks like winter arriving this coming week , I usually carry on if it a frost / thaws by dinner time . I've still got quite a few jobs to get done yet mainly conifer hedges I usually would just do them but forecast of - 5 to - 7 overnight with day…
7 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"That really made me laugh because it's so true!"
23 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"I wish!"
23 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"No, it's ok. I haven't finished it yet, and there is some ddd on the inside which I must address while I can get to it. Yes, the whole wild shooting aspect is a concern. But I could perhaps prune anything too unruly back in summer - August is a good…"
23 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Good idea.  Thanks!"
23 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Looks fine to me, nothing wrong with your pruning. Once complete I would remove all leaf litter and weed underneath and to highlight the tree, apply a dark soil conditioner it will help the tree and look good "
23 hours ago
Andrew Townsend replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Hi Angela.
You say the spread of the Japanes Maple in the photo  "seems all consuming to the client" and I think you chose your words well. I also encounter customers who  get quite fixated about something and you can't talk them out of it no matter…"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"looks good to me... often the work done is dependent upon reading the client's expectations, if they are a couple, one might say hack it back and the other, be gentle. It can take the skills of a hostage negotiator to achieve an acceptable compromise"
yesterday
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"As you'll see from my reply and photo above I have already removed quite a bit of material - both from previous dieback and simply to reduce its size. I'm a little concerned that if I take too much more off the right side all those branches will…"
yesterday
Angela Sharp replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"Ha! Regrettably client would otherwise get a tree surgeon in and I'm not sure who they use, but some will not be very careful. I don't want to prune it but they may otherwise take it out completely. This is what I've done so far. Haven't done much…"
yesterday
Tim Owen replied to Angela Sharp's discussion Japanese acer tree pruning
"The one thing I have learned pruning Acers is you should never prune in spring when the sap is rising.As the sap gushes out therefore weakening the tree.Acer dissectum with it,s pendulas habit always have a lot of dead stems in the canopy that need…"
yesterday
Tim Wallach liked PGM's discussion Selling Tools
yesterday
Stuart Poole replied to Alexander Walker's discussion Stump Grinder
"Buy, it will earn you money we have a pedestrian Lumag stump grinder BSF15 been very reliable. Paid for its self in less than a year. £1755.00 including vat."
yesterday
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Selling Tools

Hi all, selling off some equipment as no longer needed. I won't put loads of pictures up here in the main forum. If interested just message me and I can send you pictures then. All items have been serviced annually and in good working order.Hayter…

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Stump Grinder

Hi,I run a small maintenance business up in Fife and am looking to purchase a stump grinder for the occasional days stump grinding. I currently hire one for £100 per day when needed but would rather buy a cheapish one to save the hassle. Any…

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