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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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Organisers of SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) have launched their new 2017 campaign, which features the distinguished heart-shaped logo formed of grass complete with the words – Your Industry - Your Show.

In…

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Open forum activity

Graham Taylor replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Years ago, I had to plant a load of 1 year old, bare-rooted saplings.  I remember digging a hole, carefully placing it in the hole etc. The old boy I was with just made a slit in the ground with the spade, dropped the roots in and closed the slit up…"
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Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"I've planted lots of trees and genrally bare root whips are easy to plant in good conditions.  However, I have always experinced a high loss rate with Birch which doesn't make a lot of sense as Birch is one of the pioneer speices.  This could be dow…"
1 hour ago
dan replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"would like to think they bare root -- which would make a huge difference -- with this cold and expected more cold - bare root should be available another month maybe 
you could plant bare root very fast depending on the situ but might have an expect…"
1 hour ago
Laurence Smith and Tony Smith joined Landscape Juice Network
1 hour ago
Luke brooks replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Most accountants will charge per payslip so I pay around £15 per slip (£60a month  per person if weekly) or £15 per person monthly pay  I offer fortnightly or monthly pay 
end of year accounts £1200-£1500 
can get cheaper accountants but I’m happy w…"
2 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Agreed we are closer to £800.00 but we do the vat and use xero to make their life’s easier! Payroll is very simple for us as well..."
2 hours ago
Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Thanks All,
Kieran, when you say if they are spot bed, walk away from it, is that because the raking out/cutting out would loosen all the slabs that are not loose?
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3 hours ago
Kieran Ray replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"My approach would be to check how the slabs are laid first, if spot bed, you may as well just walk away now. 
if they have been laid p[roperly on a full bed I would chase the joints as bgood as possible with a mortar rakeing blade on a disc cutter,…"
3 hours ago
bernie reddington replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"I have only used Xero not QB & it is working really well for me as well. I use it with Jobber & Receipt Bank & I love how they all link up. Works really well. The only thing I don't like about Xero is the lack of colours, blue & white only as oppose…"
4 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"Xero is excellent for us! makes my life so much easier when it comes to the numbers side of the business. "
4 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"i would certainly use a disc cutter or similar. you'll be there for a mind numbingly long time doing it with a hammer and bolster. JUst make sure to stock up on PPE 
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4 hours ago
Chris Roberts replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Depends how much you get them to do. You could do some things yourself like payroll and VAT that would keep the cost down. But whatever way for a ltd company i'ts going to be around £1000pa . Some people will undoubtedly get it cheaper but I think t…"
4 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Raises a number of questions;

Are you under B.S. in the specification for planting?
Access - easy/hard ?
Are they rootballs or containerised ?
What's the lie of the land - can you use an auger or planning to manually dig ?
OM/Mulch/Feed included ?…"
5 hours ago
Roy Parker posted a discussion
can any give me a rough idea of they accountants fees for payrol and end of year accounts for ltd company  
6 hours ago
Neal Rollingson posted a discussion
So I have been asked to plant around 200, 1 year old birches and it isn't  something I have ever done in such large quantities before and have no idea how to price  it up. Anybody have a better idea of what I should charge? 
13 hours ago
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