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Congratulations to N.T. Killingley Ltd who secured a well deserved accolade at the BALI Awards for their amazing landscape design at Uppingham School Science Block in Rutland.

Completed in 2014, the project at Uppingham School earned the company the p

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Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Apologies I thought
you said HRH but I have owned the hrx 
yes could go roller , but nothing I've used collects like the cobra :) "
32 minutes ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"I think the lack of mulching puts me off. Having used a dedicated mulcher I've come to regard it as essential for the health of the lawns now. I think if I was going to buy a machine without mulching it would have to be a roller."
1 hour ago
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Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Thanks Stephen, I wasn't really aware of that brand but they do look amazing. I'd say similar price to Honda currently though. "
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"I have the Hondas and won't be buying another , as I bought a cobra pro M53HST as a back up and it's knocked the smoke out of every other mower I've bought including stihls and etesias and are a lot cheaper 
 
they do a kaaz. , lawnflite , cobra…"
3 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"My Hayter has variable speed, not hydrostatic, but I've always just kept it on full speed. My dedicated mulcher is self-push, so if i hit a section of lawn that doesn't mulch very well I just pull it back and go over it again. I suppose with a…"
3 hours ago
Catherine Rose replied to James's discussion Overseeding
"I need to aerate, scarify, level, seed and top dress next week too. How often should you water with a sprinkler and for how long? "
3 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Hydrostatic drive is a fantastic option when mulching or collecting as the speed is infinately variable to the conditions, as to robustness I would have no concerns ours are doing 30 plus hours a week with multiple operators who abuse them . Not…"
4 hours ago
Lee Davis replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"Thanks for your reply Peter. I've been out to a couple of Honda dealers today. I liked the relative lightness of the HRX 476, but was worried about how robust it was in comparison to the HRD 536 HX and Weibang. I'm also still unsure of the benefits…"
5 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to James's discussion What is average cost for mowing a garden?
"At those very low rates Lee, I could find you a lot of work. I effectively pay my strimmer man between £40 and £55 per hour [price per job so the faster he works the higher his hourly rate] and he is using my equipment and fuel."
9 hours ago
Clive replied to James's discussion Overseeding
"A daily water for 4 weeks may be good for the soul, but it eats into your earning potential time. "
9 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"I didn't realise they wrrr that big , jeez
the spray must be ineffective ?"
10 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"I have found one adult and a line of offspring this morning, hidden in the secretion under one leaf. You can just see their heads poking out."
11 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Lee Davis's discussion New mower time!
"As posted on here numerous times the Honda HRX 537 HY or the smaller 476 are bombproof and will mulch or collect well, we run 3 commercially and wouldn't buy anything else.
My only thoughts going from a roller to 4 wheel is the issue of tramlines"
13 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"Thankyou Jonathan I'll take a look today , I have sprayed it all with lily beetle spray but not sure how effective it is 
regards
Steve "
14 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Please help , what is eating my lily’s!!!??
"red lily beetle? have you checked under the leaves for the larvae?
the adult will drop off to the ground the moment you touch them and they feel threatened"
23 hours ago
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New mower time!

Hi guys. I've been in business 7 years and it appears to be time to buy a new mower. I've been using a Hayter 41 Pro roller and AS 420 Superclip mulching mower, the combo has worked well. But I managed to wreck the engine on the Hayter and it's £530…

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8 Replies · Reply by Stephen r Brook-Smith 32 minutes ago
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Overseeding

Just after some input from you guysGoing to be doing a lawn scarification and overseed/top dress but because of the naff weather we have had it has taken me ages to get the weedkiller down on the lawn. I have to wait 4 weeks before seeding and that…

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