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Since SALTEX 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham in November last year, a number of exhibitors are still generating business as a direct result of the show – re-affirming that the exhibition is the must-attend event for any company involved in…

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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever…

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SALTEX Innovation Award Winners

The very first SALTEX Innovation Award celebrated the best in brand new grounds care technology when the show took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017.

Making its debut, the…

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The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the 2017 winners of the SALTEX College Cup will be given the opportunity to work as part of the grounds team when Scotland host England as part of…

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Oeliatec return to SALTEX on stand number E055 to showcase their range of environmentally-friendly range of weed control products.

All Oeliatec weed control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by…

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Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60, MM50 and the new exciting MM7 on their stand at…

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Pellenc will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will showcase their professional range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools.

A forerunner when it…

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Etesia will be launching their range of Greener City Equipment on stand C050 at IOG SALTEX 2017, which includes a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers.

Environmental protection and a…

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The opportunity to stand on arguably the most famous pitch in world football on the day of the FA Cup Final is a dream for many, but for four sports turf students from Northern Ireland – the dream has become a reality.

Gavin White, Jon…

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Darren Walters replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Give them a price.  If you do day rate and other houses need it doing, what if they think it's only half a days work and you think its 1 1/2.  If you give them a price each they know what the final cost will be and also it's harder for them to compa…"
15 minutes ago
Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Azalea mulch
"Thanks Andrew. Bracken might be an achievable plan b."
2 hours ago
Duncan Miller replied to Duncan Miller's discussion Petrol strimmer
"Great link Gary, just to get model from my son so many thanks again - enjoy summer"
5 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Hi Geoffrey, good input thank you. 
I love everything outdoors and am always most comfortable out in nature, i love it. I am always peeping over fences (weird), visiting the botanical gardens in cities I visit, reading books on nature etc. So the dr…"
7 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Ok great stuff. I'm pretty good at networking and creating good relationships so hopefully I can find a similar partnership in my area. Trades are different but I am not a typical corporate square, I'm a bit rougher around the edges!  Are they also…"
8 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Devil's advocate is good Glen because its the reality. How do you manage situations where others skills are needed or can you/your company do it all? the ideal would be to have a close landscaper who can help out and visa versa...but I would be a co…"
8 hours ago
Steve M replied to Steve M's discussion Do you love your job?
"Cheers Dan. I did not realise they cover the design elements at the later stages. I have been digging the web and found that most only sell the course as separate parts. I did find one home learning provider who sells both parts of L2 together with…"
8 hours ago
Alan reeves replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"I Hope he doesnt do chainsaw reviews .Ethuastic or a nut.ermm."
10 hours ago
Alan reeves replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Day rate and rubbish charges.Watch out for wasps and maybe consider wearing a dust mask ivy dust horrible."
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Hi Colin, day rate plus a good profit! It's hard work as you say.
Last time I took Ivy off a house I sharpened a small digging spade with a fairly flat blade, it worked a treat scraping it off the wall in big sheets."
11 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"There’s a difference between being competitive and buying work.
The are occasions when I end up feeling like I have bought work.
Andy"
11 hours ago
ken stewart replied to Colin James McGrath's discussion Removing ivy From house.
"Price it on your day rate plus cost of waste removal cheers ken "
12 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Derek Tucker's discussion Rise of the automower
"I can see this market gathering momentum as once set up they will be energy efficient and virtually noise free. Fortunately for me only 10% of my business is solely grass cutting as I do a lot of border work and so forth. "
21 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Glen Stillman's discussion Azalea mulch
"Bracken or ferns are just as good as a mulch. You can literally cut them down and then lay them on the ground beneath the azelea or rhododendrons to rot down. This is what the gardeners did on the country estates in Victorian Times. You could always…"
21 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"Yes. I've got a KM130 Kombi. I understand why people moan about 4mix, but personally I've not had any trouble. It has it's own peculiarities starting which would baffle a different operator(s),  but I've always got it started. It's a beast whichever…"
23 hours ago
Bob beard replied to Bob beard's discussion Any recommendations for a good heavy duty strimmer/brushcutter?
"Haha, if he can’t sell you one, nobody can. Reminds me of a review of a lawnmower I watched where the guy got so emotional, he had to turn the camera off.
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23 hours ago
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