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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s…

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Lawn Care Legends returns to SALTEX 2019

The Lawn Care Legends networking event for landscapers and gardeners will be returning to SALTEX 2019 – which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 30 and 31 October.

The Legends will be back in full force and will be even bigger with…

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After winning the 2018 SALTEX College Cup, students from Bridgwater and Taunton College in Somerset, recently enjoyed their prize of a behind the scenes tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Wimbledon.

Simon Cook, Jacob Camplin,…

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Entries to the SALTEX 2019 Innovation Award are now open for all SALTEX exhibitors to take part – allowing show visitors the chance to witness a stellar line-up of brand new products and services that are pushing the boundaries in groundscare…

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New for 2019, SALTEX visitors can expect to experience the latest green technology in groundscare in a new area on the show floor, which is purely dedicated to environmentally-friendly products.

The trend towards sustainable and…

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors…

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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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Open forum activity

John F replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Clump forming bamboo available in several varieties is less invasive , It tends to just grow in a clump hence its description .  "
1 hour ago
Graeme Robinson replied to Neal's discussion repairing artificial grass
"I have am half way through repairing an artificial lawn that has ben burnt by a firework. Not an easy job to do by any stretch. It also has weeds coming through. When I liftef the turf the weeds are actually growing through the weep holes and along…"
8 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Gary @ LJN's discussion 7000th member and rising
"Amazing, I  didn't realise it was so high."
10 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could offer any help and guidance on a management plan template for invasive weeds and plants. I want to use the winter downtime to get all my paperwork in order for the following season. I've been unable to find a…
13 hours ago
Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thank you Corin. Some useful information there which I will take note of. And now I have 2 reasons to look for root barriers, I need some for bamboo also! But I do wonder about the depth of these things. I mean, how deep would an effective root barr…"
13 hours ago
Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thanks again John,
I just recently got concerned because a new enquirer asked me about their laurel hedge that went around the property and ended very close to the corner of their house. I said I'd never seen this causing a problem. I also told them…"
13 hours ago
Corin Doyle replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"There are a few guides that I have seen that show how far roots can travel based on tree type. These guides will tell you which trees have more harnful roots and which are fine too. Try landscape architecture books rather than gardening. If I rememb…"
14 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
The Dennis G34D cylinder mower is helping to provide a fantastic finish on the pitch at the Emirates Riverside Stadium according to Durham CCC head groundsman Vic Demain.This year has been particularly testing for Vic and his team especially with th…
16 hours ago
Gwynneth Ullyott replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Too late to cut deciduous hedges?
"Not too late at all. Better now, as the hedge is going into dormancy, than early March, when the sap is rising again. A late frost in the spring could kill off any buds that you have stimulated by cutting in Feb/ early March. "
18 hours ago
Stephen Mitchell is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
22 hours ago
John F replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Hi Karsten 
The leylandii problem was diagnosed by the clients insurance companies surveyors report , I was told due to drought conditions the tree's had taken the moisture out of the soil leading to the property needing under pinning but a differen…"
22 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to Neal's discussion repairing artificial grass
"I'm with you paul re artificial grass , should only be used to replace an area of paving not grass . I shy away from installing it now , if its fitted in a sun trap it gets too hot to use , when dogs go to the toilet on it there is no way you can ge…"
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Karsten Tomkins replied to Karsten Tomkins's discussion Shrubs, Trees, Foundations, (Underground drainage pipes?)
"Thank you John, That is all really interesting. Really!
I have done a cursory Google search for it. But time is precious and always compressed, so I have not done one of my hours-long in-depth searches yet.
I agree with your 3-plant list except I th…"
yesterday
Sam Aldis, Claire Forster and Nathan lewis joined Landscape Juice Network
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Sam Aldis updated their profile
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