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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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Adam Woods replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"Agreed with Dave and Graham...I dont think I would go near a long reach hedgetrimmer... but others may say thats what they would do"
1 hour ago
Graham Taylor replied to James King's discussion Tree pruning/cutting
"If possible, I try and cut back a larger branch back to a smaller side branch............... unfortunately, there often isn't one.  Otherwise, I'll cut back all the thin growths back to the previous pruning cut.... your option 2....   but I leave on…"
2 hours ago
Henry Voice liked Fleur Voice's blog post Diversity in the Horticulture Industry
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Fleur Voice’s blog post was featured
 
“Gardening programmes tend to be very ‘traditional’ white middle-class in their attitude towards gardening”, Julia Sargeant said in an interview after she won gold at Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. She was the first black gardener to design a Chelse…
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Graham Taylor replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"I've used Masport Rotarola mowers for years and found them pretty much indestructable ............not sure about the latest "Rotarola" models as the design has changed slightly........... but I've always found them brilliant.  £600-£700 roughly so w…"
2 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Hayters are renowned for being very poor in the wet. If you only do lawns on a Saturday, for example, what if you get 3 wet Saturdays in a row? You'll struggle with a mower that's not up to it. 
Weibang and stihl are probably the best budget roller…"
3 hours ago
Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Hi Dan thank for that mate. I liked the 41 Honda engine hayter and I did think I'd be losing money if I had massive lawns to do. I had a budget of around £800 can you recommend any roller mowers? Thank you again. "
3 hours ago
Richard replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Thank you Adam for the advice. Yeah I plan on getting all the relevant licenses as you say I'm pretty sure I'll put someone's window through(by accident) of course. I'm not putting too much pressure on myself and thought I'd just stick to one stream…"
3 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Good luck and go for it. One thing though... get a 48 or 53cm mower. The 41 will be painfully slow and make it hard to earn a decent income. 
Stihl roller mowers are super easy to fold the handles and slide out of a car on ramps. "
3 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Peter sellers's discussion DEFRA AT IT AGAIN !
"Wood burners are a metropolitan problem.
 Andy "
13 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Gary's discussion Lawnmowers, golf buggies etc likely to need insurance, rules EU......
"He was charged with drink driving, driving without a licence and driving without valid insurance."
13 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Gary's discussion Lawnmowers, golf buggies etc likely to need insurance, rules EU......
13 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim posted a blog post
If you have found this blog, you may well be looking for a grass cutting contractor to maintain your garden or commercial premises in Lincolnshire.At South Lincs Grass Care (a trading name of ANP Services Spalding Ltd), we aim to provide a complete…
14 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to Richard's discussion Grass cutting business.
"Richard - there is always a demand for a competively priced, good quality grass cutting service.
Remember you will need business insurance (you WILL break some windows!), also a waste carriers licence if you are taking anything away from customers p…"
15 hours ago
Richard posted a discussion
Hi there chaps, I've been reading the forums for a while now and I would love some advice please? I'd like to start a grass cutting service and maybe in the future if the business gets bigger window cleaning and hedge trimming. It's been a pretty ch…
16 hours ago
Danny Taylor is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
20 hours ago
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Grass cutting business.

Hi there chaps, I've been reading the forums for a while now and I would love some advice please? I'd like to start a grass cutting service and maybe in the future if the business gets bigger window cleaning and hedge trimming. It's been a pretty…

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6 Replies · Reply by Graham Taylor 2 hours ago

Tree pruning/cutting

I would really appreciate some advice with this one. I have 2 jobs booked in next week, which are very similar. Both customers have trees which have thin branches growing upwards that they would like cut back in rder to keep the trees small and in…

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4 Replies · Reply by Adam Woods 1 hour ago

Advertise march or april

Hi, just a quick one really. I'm going to place an advert in a local magazine ( used before ) i only want to put one advert in, so do i advertise in the march or April magazine, march magazine comes out on the 7th. The advert will mainly be aimed at…

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