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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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BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Good start point.
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Did this with a toro recycler earlier this year - mulches, collects and side discharges.  roughly £650 new.  Stripes aren't the best, clogs up a bit in the wet like most, and the height s…"
1 minute ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"That 3000m2 had a fence at one end and behind it was the tip for the grass, so in theory I could just tip every few lines right at the end, but in reality the hydro 80 wasn't up to it and even cutting 1/3 width strips it'd block up halfway along. Ha…"
6 minutes ago
BCH Gardens replied to Christopher Schroeter's discussion Virtual Landline Number
"Used one a few years ago, it was a fairly good service, but I did notice the bills when I got more than a few calls.  They got steep quick. 
This is really business size dependent.  I don't think a landline is expected for solo guys/small business,…"
1 hour ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Dan
I think there is roughly 40 miles as the crow flies between you and I, so you probably have the exact same weather issues and growth rates I do.   
I have one lawn I cut every 5 days its 2.5 acres and the owner is a little OCD..........it can st…"
1 hour ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Appreciate your insight I think for next year I'm going to push mulching and look to get a machine bout for this purpose but also keep my collection machine so that I can switch between the 2 if needs be. Cheers."
1 hour ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Thats not easy and something you have to learn.  Its as much about reading the clients as managing their expectations.  Carefully wording an estimate to guide a client to an optimum solution for you both definately helps.   SOme customers you just n…"
1 hour ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Bch gardens thanks for the input appreciate it you make some great points just on your point regarding advising clients to go for weekly rather than fortnightly cutting for mulching and it being cheaper to them, how do you price for this as it means…"
2 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"I second the weather thing - fortnightly grass cuts in all conditions/rain make mulching impossible to use across the board. On domestic lawns, you WILL get grass clippings sticking to kids as they play, which I personally don't want.
Vic mentions g…"
2 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Sorry I am late to the party, but want to throw my tuppence worth in.
I am in Scotland and have a climate fairly similar to the OP in Northern Ireland.  
Last year was a nightmare for mulching - we had lots of rain and outrageously high growth.  I b…"
3 hours ago
Adam Patterson replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"We operate in co. Armagh & Antrim mainly.
noni had never worked it out that much, the forward speed on my main mower is about 8.5mph.
i assume the stiga is petrol? Do you have a rough guide on how much petrol you would use per hour roughly?"
5 hours ago
George Marshall replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"Appreciate all the feedback vic on the stiga mowers I reckon my minds pretty much made up so next year will be looking to get a deal done for a stiga 740 bite the bullet and mulch see how it goes. "
5 hours ago
Dylan replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"How do the stigas compare to a kubota or iseki mid deck machine"
5 hours ago
Tim Wallach replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Dan, I'm liking the paintwork on the back doors!!"
7 hours ago
Neil Cooper replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Yes all the same vans, Toyota ProAce, Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch. They are all made in France in the same factory."
10 hours ago
Ed Fox replied to Christopher Schroeter's discussion Virtual Landline Number
"I run an 0800 number through Tamar. Same setup  as you regrds divert to mobile. I can also divert to landline at the same time so whether in office or out and about the call gets through. Have had it a couple years now and i think its brilliant."
10 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to George Marshall's discussion Advice on mulching mowers
"You have to take into account that the Stiga mulchers are fast, as in top speed. The 740 I have will mow at 10kph. I have no experience of ride on collectors but from what I’ve seen and heard over many years they look to be slower than that.
They al…"
10 hours ago
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